Chainsaw Repair

Husqvarna - Stihl - Poulan - Jonsered - Dolmar chainsaws and more => Husqvarna => Topic started by: mburns on November 03, 2012, 07:45:43 pm

Title: rebuild kit for a Husky 55
Post by: mburns on November 03, 2012, 07:45:43 pm
Hope you guys can over look me a newbe got a used 55 Husky ran good got fresh gas and oil ran for ten minutes locked up. Pulled plug found cylinder score had right mix and use a good oil with 91 octane. I was cutting pine and was not pushing saw hard think saw was just a time bomb. I have never locked up anymotor, made me sick. Looked at new jug and piston what after market stuff is good any help will be appreciated
Title: Re: rebuild kit for a Husky 55
Post by: Cut4fun . on November 03, 2012, 09:46:05 pm
Check things before just bolting on another topend IMO.   You might be able to clean the scored one up and use it too.

Where were your carb settings etc when you scored it?

Check for air leaks, intake seal, impulse seal. Crankcase seals. Cylinder gasket etc.

I've had good luck with  aftermarket kits from http://www.northwoodsaw.com/store/

Also some good afm kits on feebay from certain sellers. Cant come up with the username right now.

Scott username chainsawr might have a used oem set too. http://store.chainsawr.com/
Title: Re: rebuild kit for a Husky 55
Post by: mburns on November 03, 2012, 10:34:42 pm
What's really sad about this I took the saw to a local dealer mechanic said it was running good shapened blade and adjusted carb . I use fresh gas and good quailty oil I thought. Hoping I will be able to get it running with a rebuild. Thanks for the tipps I haven't done a rebuild on a saw.
Title: Re: rebuild kit for a Husky 55
Post by: Cut4fun . on November 03, 2012, 11:14:12 pm
Here is a husky 51 55 IPL  to use  http://s30387.gridserver.com/partsDiagrams/Husqvarna%2051%20and%2055.pdf

Also have a service manual for the 55 too if needed.
Title: Re: rebuild kit for a Husky 55
Post by: Al Smith on November 04, 2012, 11:32:32 am
It could be a number of things that caused it to cook the top end .Whatever it is it's a good idea to find out before you dump a bunch of money and time in it .

If you suspect seals rather than take a chance just replace them .Easy enough to do and cheap .
Title: Re: rebuild kit for a Husky 55
Post by: mrbb on November 18, 2012, 01:17:46 pm
OK I have a 55 too
 BUT I have a lot of 2 stroke toys
 and I don't know where you live, but some even top line two stroke pre mixes  will seperate in cold weather, some will even say so on the bottle
 like Maxima Pro Series 927 Castor 2-Stroke Oil, its a premium oil, but will seperate below 35 degree's

 and so will others too! thats just an example
 so that could be a cause to look into
Title: Re: rebuild kit for a Husky 55
Post by: Ross_t on February 01, 2013, 02:33:51 pm
Greetings, I was given a Husqvarna 51 that is low on compression. What vendor provides a reasonably priced cylinder/piston/ring kit? I was advised to stay away from the Chinese Ebay kits.
Title: Re: rebuild kit for a Husky 55
Post by: Cut4fun . on February 01, 2013, 03:08:34 pm
Greetings, I was given a Husqvarna 51 that is low on compression. What vendor provides a reasonably priced cylinder/piston/ring kit? I was advised to stay away from the Chinese Ebay kits.

Man of Stihl had put a aftermarket 55 top on a saw I took in on trade from him. It is out there cutting firewood still today without a hitch. maybe he will chime in on what kit and whether he used oem or afm cir-clips etc.

Also I would be figuring out what caused the scored top end before throwing another one on it.
Title: Re: rebuild kit for a Husky 55
Post by: 660magnum on February 01, 2013, 03:10:13 pm
http://northwoodsaw.com/store/index.php?l=product_detail&p=819

Meteor kits are good

http://northwoodsaw.com/store/index.php?l=product_detail&p=1804