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Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by Husqavarna Guy, Dec 6, 2017.

  1. Husqavarna Guy

    Husqavarna Guy ArboristSite Operative

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    Hi Guys. Just wondering what year and if its an OE or NE? It doesn't feel any stronger than my 345 does so assuming OE.
    965 41 04-00
     
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    That's a PN. The serial number will be just below it in the format of YY WWxxxxx where YY = Year, WW = Week and xxxxx is the production number.

    That said, that part number is for an OE 346
     
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  3. svk

    svk Firewood and Saw Collector

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    Is there a number stamped on the top of the cylinder when you pull the top cover off? 42 would indicate it is on OE.

    If it doesn't feel any stronger than your 345 than its probably OE and/or tired.
     
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    if one of the "guru" porters works on it, it would run like a 288 :rolleyes:
     
  5. sunfish

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    An OE is a LOT stronger than a 345 or 350 for that matter. ;)
     
  6. Husqavarna Guy

    Husqavarna Guy ArboristSite Operative

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    Yes a 42 on top.
     
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    svk Firewood and Saw Collector

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    Then you have an OE
     
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    Husqavarna Guy ArboristSite Operative

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    It feels like it has a lot of compression, but plug is white like it is running to lean. What is no load rpm supposed to be at? I will put my Tach on it.
     
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    A bit over 14k. Might want to check for air leak.
     
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    svk Firewood and Saw Collector

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    I have never ran a stock 346, just ported ones :bowdown:
     
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    Well, they do pretty damn good stock, but do prefer ported. There's also not much difference between OE & NE.
     
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    Yeah there’s night and day difference between the 345 and 346. Check air filter, spark arrester screen (remove :) then re adjust the carb. Make sure the intake boot is tight. Probably needs the to be richened up. Sharp chain too
     
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    These have that plastic intake boot clamp problem?
     
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    cus_deluxe Thats what she said.

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    Most likely.
     
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    This one has the metal clamp.
     
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    cus_deluxe Thats what she said.

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    Thats a bonus
     
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    Feel free to send it to me and I'll try and diagnose the problem over the next few years. Might want to pull the muffler and take a peek for any scoring.
     
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    I did. Piston looks great. It idles and runs good. Just doesn't feel real strong I guess. Plug looks white but it doesn't sound like its over revving. I will put a tach on it.
     
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    Should be more of a tan color. White is too lean
     
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    346&357 with narrow kerf bar and sharp chain should cut like a laser. :):clap: Saws need fuel to make power, not just air.
     
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