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Husqvarna - Stihl - Poulan - Jonsered - Dolmar chainsaws and more => Husqvarna => Topic started by: alsled on December 08, 2013, 07:05:40 pm

Title: 55 Jug on Ebay?
Post by: alsled on December 08, 2013, 07:05:40 pm
This any good, I don't want to put a lot of money in a 51 I have.  Anyone ever use this product or know if its good or,,, junk?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Husqvarna-55-55-Rancher-51-cylinder-and-piston-assembly-46mm-/201000777203?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2ecc9475f3
Title: Re: 55 Jug on Ebay?
Post by: KilliansRedLeo on December 08, 2013, 08:26:16 pm
Have not used that, normally use Meteor, Hyway or clean used OEM. Regardless of what you choose you also should get this. No need to spend the money on C/P only to have an air leak that trashes the top end!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Husqvarna-chainsaw-50-51-55-BULKHEAD-KIT-CYLINDER-OEM-carb-carburetor-gasket-/291013038989?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43c1ba938d
Title: Re: 55 Jug on Ebay?
Post by: alsled on December 08, 2013, 09:40:48 pm
Thanks for the info Tim, not worried about that gasket kit, good inspection of the old crap and a dab of ultra black rtv or this other stuff i found works great!
Title: Re: 55 Jug on Ebay?
Post by: KilliansRedLeo on December 08, 2013, 10:51:50 pm
It is not the gaskets it is the manifold tube and the impulse grommet that go south. Look on the left of the picture round black tube and short tan tube. They are both in direct contact with the hot cylinder. Which tends to dry them out and cause leaks.

Title: Re: 55 Jug on Ebay?
Post by: alsled on December 09, 2013, 06:33:48 pm
Tim this is the stuff I was telling you about.  I put some on a piece of cardboard, let it set for 1 day, then threw it in a small container of gas.  It did not fail.   I use a dab of this on the little pulse tube, my intake boots are fine.

http://www.permatex.com/products-2/product-categories/gasketing/gasket-makers/permatex-automatic-transmission-rtv-gasket-maker-detail
Title: Re: 55 Jug on Ebay?
Post by: KilliansRedLeo on December 09, 2013, 08:02:02 pm
Thanks.......if I have an automatic transmission on a chainsaw.....I'll give it a try.....LOL!
Title: Re: 55 Jug on Ebay?
Post by: KilliansRedLeo on December 12, 2013, 04:10:02 pm
Al, did did you find a P/C for your 55? I have found that I have a used OEM P/C floating around.
Title: Re: 55 Jug on Ebay?
Post by: alsled on December 12, 2013, 06:16:04 pm
Well I won one on ebay 3 days ago and its not showing that its shipped yet, been having bad luck with ebay lately.  What do you want for your jug and piston? If this ebay deal falls through.

I actually have a 51 in need of a jug so i was going to put the 55 jug on it.

Whats the deal with a 028 piston in a 55?
Title: Re: 55 Jug on Ebay?
Post by: alsled on December 12, 2013, 06:21:48 pm
I won this one.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/291030971937?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649
Title: Re: 55 Jug on Ebay?
Post by: KilliansRedLeo on December 12, 2013, 06:36:19 pm
028S piston is same 46mm diameter as the 55. It has a 3mm domed top which raises the compression. You have to mess a bit getting the squish right and relieve the inner pin boss to get it to fit on the Husqvarna rod small end. Just like doing an 064 piston in a 372 big bore.

Makes a very strong running saw. Mine is at 190PSI and not fully broken in.

The bottom end you won looks like a nice base for a project saw. If the piston is scored below the EP, I wouldn't worry too much about it.

As to the jug/piston we can work something out perhaps on some welding on mufflers.
Title: Re: 55 Jug on Ebay?
Post by: alsled on December 12, 2013, 06:40:56 pm
Next week fri is my last day at work so that would be a good time to get the mufflers to me for me to weld up, I'll be on vacation till the 2nd. 
Title: Re: 55 Jug on Ebay?
Post by: alsled on December 14, 2013, 05:17:41 pm
I got this jug today.  Is this considered a closed port?  Its also 45 mm.  What can I do to this one to hop it up? Different piston?
Title: Re: 55 Jug on Ebay?
Post by: 660magnum on December 14, 2013, 06:27:56 pm
Yes it is closed port.

The ports look pretty good as they are.

The piston with the cylinder is rather shiny. You might consider a new piston so the engine would have better throttle response and better overall performance?
Title: Re: 55 Jug on Ebay?
Post by: KilliansRedLeo on December 15, 2013, 10:29:18 am
I cannot believe alsled's luck! Won the entire bottom end and the c/p for under $30 and it has a closed port jug on it. Of all the stuff that could happen Alan comes out smelling like a rose!

Good on ya, buddy!
Title: Re: 55 Jug on Ebay?
Post by: farmboy on December 15, 2013, 01:07:15 pm
I've got so much 55 stuff I quit looking @ 55 stuff on Ebay.  If I had seen it he wouldn't have got it so cheap. LOL  Congrats sweet find.
Shep