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Mako chainsaw pistons cylinders
« on: August 26, 2011, 02:49:34 pm »
Anyone tried the aftermarket Mako pistons? Fit and quality compared to OEM or Meteor?  Piston I am looking at is NLA OEM and Meteor dont have it either  :'( .  It looks like I am down to Mako  ???  or Golf and golf is always my last choice in a have to case.

http://www.jakmax.com.au/files/JAKMAX-Mako_Precision_Parts.pdf
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Re: Mako chainsaw pistons cylinders
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2011, 09:48:21 am »
Anyone tried the aftermarket Mako pistons? Fit and quality compared to OEM or Meteor?  Piston I am looking at is NLA OEM and Meteor dont have it either  :'( .  It looks like I am down to Mako  ???  or Golf and golf is always my last choice in a have to case.

http://www.jakmax.com.au/files/JAKMAX-Mako_Precision_Parts.pdf

Did you ever use this supplier ? What saw was it for ?

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Re: Mako chainsaw pistons cylinders
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2011, 01:37:48 pm »

Did you ever use this supplier ? What saw was it for ?

Never did try them and I cant remember piston off hand.  The piston was for a different make saw, then what it was listed for.
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Re: Mako chainsaw pistons cylinders
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2012, 10:35:10 am »
Mako is a aftermarket brand of parts distributed by Tilton Equipment. Fairly extensive selection for both Husky and Stihl. Whatever Jonsered models are common to the Huskys are of course covered, but there are no parts for Jonsered specific models.

Some of the parts are of "Asian" origin. I doubt these parts are unique to the Mako brand. They are likely sourcing them from suppliers that are making this stuff under different labels we've already seen. Some of the parts are Tecomec, which are all super quality. (and cost more) The difference is in the part number prefex, either "TL" or "TM".

Experience so far on the asian has been limited, so I can't say it's all good yet. The 372 big bore kit looks really nice. Beefy piston, very clean casting. Has that dark finish on it like the bailey's kits. Regular 372 is the standard silver finish, and doesn't have the same quality look. I did put one in a 365 a couple weeks ago. Saw is in commercial use and has been doing fine. I put a Mako piston in a 575 of mine. Only ran a tank and a half through it to date. Seems OK. A buddy used one of the 395 kits, and it's been OK. On the down side, a customer said he bought a 288 kit from another dealer, and the surface where the intake block meets the cylinder was screwed up. 

My big bore kit is going on a Jonsered chassis. I'll create my own Jonsered 2176. Even going to make a "2176" decal by using decals from a 2171 and 2186.  8)

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Re: Mako chainsaw pistons cylinders
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2014, 06:47:26 pm »
Been a couple years gone now.  How is the Mako pistons and cylinders holding up?  Any other feedback?
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Re: Mako chainsaw pistons cylinders
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2014, 08:40:25 pm »
The suff is junk. Hyway IMHO is much better!
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Re: Mako chainsaw pistons cylinders
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2014, 04:03:37 pm »
Bump for info
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Re: Mako chainsaw pistons cylinders
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2014, 09:04:58 pm »
From what I have heard mako does the cylinder coatings for Harley Davidson.
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Re: Mako chainsaw pistons cylinders
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2014, 09:09:13 pm »
From what I have heard mako does the cylinder coatings for Harley Davidson.

I have only read that by the same seller of mako stuff. Kind find it anywhere else to confirm. 
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Re: Mako chainsaw pistons cylinders
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2014, 09:30:47 pm »


I had owned a evo harley in 93 and I just dont remember anything about cylinder coatings. So doing a search. http://www.powerglides.co.uk/ar/bor_hon_tech.php

Then http://www.powerglides.co.uk/ar/bor_hon_tech1.php

then http://www.powerglides.co.uk/ar/bor_hon_tech2.php

Sorry for getting off track.  But this HD stuff was interesting. I want to know all about this coating the seller says mako does for HD in its cylinders.   Notice the article says nothing about coating during boring and honing.
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