Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by albert, Nov 24, 2010.
I search about to saw and wanted to know about the cylinder. Is it not plated? thanks
Personally, i do not know. However, the discussion in;
implies that the 3500 cylinder is not chrome plated. But you can interchange with the Poulan Pro 365, which is.
My understanding is if you go with a PP365 cylinder you'll need to use the pp365 unplated piston. You can't use a chrome plated cylinder with a chrome plated piston.
I learned something.
Thanks, that thread is what made me ask. I haven't found out any more about the 3500. I'm replacing all the rubber lines and cleaning and kitting the carb for a guy. It's been sitting for a few years and all the tygon lines are gone.
My reply in that thread was that with a 365 cyl you would get a chrome cyl. I never said or meant to imply that the 3500 was unplated. I don't know for sure if it was or not.
I do know that I have a Poulan Parts list for Pistons, Cyls, cranks carbs etc and they list both the 3500 and 3600 as using the same part numbers as the Poulan Pro 365.
That said, that same chart list differnt part #'s for Poulan saws that I do know had unplated cyls then the same Poulan Pro saws that did have plated cyls.
To the OP, if that saw is in good internal shape it really dose not matter to most if the cyl is plated or not. The unplated saws run forever anyway if there given any kind of care at all. The plated cyls do tend to be a little more forgiving though if things go wrong.
Thanks for the info.
Only 2 bolts to pull the muffler cover, why don't you see if its plated or not.
I think I know, but would like to hear what you find.
and pictures would be nice! We all want to know and learn.
with these saws, I have been told, and found to be true, there are no "for sures". As in all 2800s have un-plated cylinders. I have a Craftsman 2.8 that should have an un-plated cyl and plated piston, but its the other way around. Like mark said, pop that muffler off.
I'll take a look tomorrow when I get home.
Mark, i am sorry for jumping to conclusions about your post in the other thread. I now realise you did not wish to imply anything about the nature of the plating on the 3500.
Albert, i apologise if i have misled you or anyone else.
BTW; Mark intriguing avatar. Is that Walter Brennan?
I just pulled the muffler and it's a plated cylinder and plain aluminum piston. I not set up for pics, sorry.
That's actually Mark on his last birthday.:biggrinbounce2:
I thought that it would be, but now we know for sure. Thanks for checking and confirming.
Yeah my last birthday 10 years ago. :hmm3grin2orange:
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