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346xp old vs new

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by liberty, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. liberty

    liberty ArboristSite Operative

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    What are the differences between the old and new version? Husqvarna's site does not give this info. Does the new one have a Cat muffler?
     
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    5cc's and .3hp. More torque for the newer version to pull 3/8 chain.
     
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    And they new one has that funky silver clutch cover
     
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    Yeah.

    Most if not all of the new ones are equiped with the Cat muffler. Mine came with it on.

    Al:cheers:
     
  5. SawTroll

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    They don't here, unless you insist.....:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :monkey:
     
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    Yep, and it makes a lot more difference than it sounds like - the new one is an allround saw, the old one is a high speed limbing saw, and not much more.....:givebeer:
     
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    I am verry happy with my Choice in the NE346XP ATop end for my 2152 now a 2153. I had lots of great info from this site. I put a 18" 3/8 LGX setup on mine and i am sticking with it. I cut some oak 16" rips right through it. I need to get a vid of it now. I will work on it later today or in the AM and post it up


    Jeff
     
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    My old 346XP is one of those High Speed limbing saws, but it's great for cutting down smaller firewood trees with it's 16" bar.
     
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    I didnt insist but mine was non cat. Just lucky i guess.
     
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    Is the only real performance difference in the cylinder only? Same carb etc.? In other words if you put a NE top end on an older 346 should it be expected to run as well as a new XP?
     
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    im curious also ive just been runnin vp95 on mine with a 20" bar
     
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    Mine also came catless but I did express a preference for the non-cat (my dog hates cats!)
     
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    Sure it will, if you know how to use it, but not everyone does.....

    :)
     
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    Yes!

    ...Well, the carb model is changed, but it is said to not matter......
     
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    hmm i know what im gonna do when mine needs a top end!!

    does anybody know is it a longer stroke to get the larger cc? or is it a larger piston? and on the carb is the carb bore the same or is it just jetting differnces??

    im pretty sure my is a cat model since i bought mine in Kalifornia mine is like 5 years old, i gotta find my manual for it to see what the bore and stroke is and to see if it says what the carb specs are also

    i havent had a 3/8" chain on mine just vp95 i wonder how it would do with more power and a 3/8" chain
     

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