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371 XP Metor vs. OEM

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by r1stgei, Aug 15, 2019 at 1:25 PM.

  1. r1stgei

    r1stgei ArboristSite Operative

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    Hello Gents,

    Its come time to replace my workhorse with a new piston and cylinder... any feedback on Meteor packages vs. OEM? I have not had much experience with Meteor aftermarket. Keep in mind this is my daily saw... I am using my 461 right now but would like my Husky back in action.

    Any other suggestions?

    Cheers
    Ryan
     
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    That is a good deal on OEM anywhere in the world right there..
     
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    The cylinders are pretty tough. Are you sure its worn out? May only need a ring, or perhaps a piston, also
     
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    50mm 1.5 mm if one ring or 50mm 1.2mm for two ring piston.
     
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    I’ll pull it apart today and send you guys some pics. I usually change both when I’m at it but I’ll see what the little bugger looks like later tonight.
     
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    Single ring. I intend on sticking to that design. Any feedback on meteor piston? Im in Canada so my options are limited. Baileys is awesome but I get dinged on duty and shipping
     
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    Meteor pistons are spot on. The cylinders are good quality in respect materials and plating but I think the timing and subsequently the power is not up there with OEM.
     
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    IMG_7693.jpg IMG_7694.jpg IMG_7695.jpg

    Photos is piston. Two front one rear.... I’ll send the jig photos in a couple secs.

    In case your wondering .... slight leaking Intake boots. Didn’t notice it until it was too late. I’m not happy about it. I’m thinking I may get away with new ring and new piston? Thoughts on the jug? Photos coming


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    The jug.... IMG_7696.jpg IMG_7697.jpg

    Thoughts??


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    That cylinder should clean up
     
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    The aluminum transfer on the cylinder needs to be completely removed. Sandpaper by hand or on a split mandrel in a Dremel. I also use muriatic acid on a qtip to eat the aluminum off, but yours is pretty mild and could be done by sanding. And then a new meteor piston and ring
     
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    What grit? 2000?


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    More photos of the piston removed. The ring FREELY moves over the pin. 130$CAN I ordered a new OEM. piston and ring.

    Can this piston be salvaged?? Thoughts?


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    That piston is done.
     
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    +2 over and out
     
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    I use 80 grit emery and then a scotchbrite ball in the drill

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    See you is optimistic as Fark new P&C set and fix the boot leak... and do not look back. just start fresh and tell fate to bugger off. you can play with the old cylinder later as a porting project.
     

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