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I think the late 17s do. Mine has an HP and those kits have long since been NLA. View attachment 880080

This kit works fine.
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What have you used it in? Comparing the new metering diaphragm to a NOS part it's obvious how different they are. The NOS part feels more flexible and has a 'rib' formed into it for additional flexibility. The aftermarket diaphragm feels too taut when installed. Maybe some models of this carb series will handle the diaphragm better.
 
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In addition to the 2 NOS diaphragms, I was fortunate to find a NOS H6A carb for my 5-30. That particular version does not have a fuel pump since it relies on the pressurized fuel tank.
 
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What have you used it in? Comparing the new metering diaphragm to a NOS part it's obvious how different they are. The NOS part feels more flexible and has a 'rib' formed into it for additional flexibility. The aftermarket diaphragm feels too taut when installed. Maybe some models of this carb series will handle the diaphragm better.
I think that's a very good point and should be brought to Joe's attention. I only got my 17 running not "used" so maybe that could be an issue too.

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Wow, I'm impressed how compact the gear drive looks on the C91G.
Yes, its a small plantery geared, I'm told. I never took mine apart, however, I was given advise not to start it without the clutch cover on, otherwise pieces of clutch will go flying everywhere.
 
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Same planetary gears as the XL series gear drives. The drum is part of the reduction and cover. The clutch shoes will be unrestrained without and you'll be on your hands and knees with a flashlight trying to find them and then ordering new clutch springs. This setup makes it easy to install that cover on any of the C series with an inboard clutch.
 
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The Super XL 925 I got three days ago sings again after setting silent for decades.
The carb was disassembled, so I cleaned it and reassembled. Still needs a kit. I have one on order.
Gave the saw a good cleaning also. There was two filters, with rotten fuel lines and a rock in the fuel tank.
I still need a handle, it's broken on the bottom, a air filter, cover and a drive cover.
I was in saw heaven running it today.

 
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The Super XL 925 I got three days ago sings again after setting silent for decades.
The carb was disassembled, so I cleaned it and reassembled. Still needs a kit. I have one on order.
Gave the saw a good cleaning also. There was two filters, with rotten fuel lines and a rock in the fuel tank.
I still need a handle, it's broken on the bottom, a air filter, cover and a drive cover.
I was in saw heaven running it today.

My cousin says his favorite saw was an XL925 because he could use it up a tree for big wood, the 1050 was too heavy. I just call him a wimp, I had the 1050 hanging on my belt many days with the 36" bar. I don't remember having any XL 900 series saws when I was working with Dad? Not too long ago, I found a bill of sale and owners manuals for an XL925, but I don't remember using it way back then. I think I have a 923, 924, and 925. I gave SVK a 900 series and it had a wire loop on the handle. His guess was, it was used in a bucket truck. Nope. We put a short wire loop on it to hang close to your hip while climbing, so it wouldn't burn your leg. Then had a longer rope lanyard to use while cutting. It was forbidden to use a bigger saw free hand, always had to be attached to your belt. We even frowned on free handing little climbing saws. One of our climbers dropped a Poulan XXV from 80-90' and it just missed me, exploded in a hundred pieces. The customer was watching from her porch. She ran out and asked if I was scared? I said it was too late to be scared now, if you had of told me he was going to drop it a minute ago, I'd have been scared!
 
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My cousin says his favorite saw was an XL925 because he could use it up a tree for big wood, the 1050 was too heavy. I just call him a wimp, I had the 1050 hanging on my belt many days with the 36" bar. I don't remember having any XL 900 series saws when I was working with Dad? Not too long ago, I found a bill of sale and owners manuals for an XL925, but I don't remember using it way back then. I think I have a 923, 924, and 925. I gave SVK a 900 series and it had a wire loop on the handle. His guess was, it was used in a bucket truck. Nope. We put a short wire loop on it to hang close to your hip while climbing, so it wouldn't burn your leg. Then had a longer rope lanyard to use while cutting. It was forbidden to use a bigger saw free hand, always had to be attached to your belt. We even frowned on free handing little climbing saws. One of our climbers dropped a Poulan XXV from 80-90' and it just missed me, exploded in a hundred pieces. The customer was watching from her porch. She ran out and asked if I was scared? I said it was too late to be scared now, if you had of told me he was going to drop it a minute ago, I'd have been scared!
Very interesting Joe.
I've done a little limbing when I was younger, but being 250 pounds the spikes killed my legs.
This 925 is the first one I've ever used. This one belonged to a logger that I knew and liked a lot. He is in a better place now. So the saw is special to me.

As for the climber dropping the Poulan. In 1990 I was on a 20 feet high pole removing a antenna rotor. The hardware was so rusty I had to use a 18 inch pipe wrench to break it loose. When I was finished with the pipe wrench I looked down at my two ham radio friends that were standing about 4 feet apart in a deep BS session. I held the wrench out horizontally and dropped it. I said oops at the same moment. It hit the ground with a whop between them. They both went stumbling backwards.
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What have you used it in? Comparing the new metering diaphragm to a NOS part it's obvious how different they are. The NOS part feels more flexible and has a 'rib' formed into it for additional flexibility. The aftermarket diaphragm feels too taut when installed. Maybe some models of this carb series will handle the diaphragm better.
Just to add to the anecdotal evidence, I've got one of the sugar creek kits in an IEL HM, and it was working great the last time I ran it (several years ago)
I swapped a tilly HL into my model 17, seems to run ok.
 
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anyone have a good way to NOT use the stupid rotating tensioner on a Homelite UT10540 circa 2008? Someone just gave me one and that is his frustration with it.
 
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Just to add to the anecdotal evidence, I've got one of the sugar creek kits in an IEL HM, and it was working great the last time I ran it (several years ago)
I swapped a tilly HL into my model 17, seems to run ok.
I cranked my 17 again this morning. Once I remembered to open the fuel valve, fired right up.
 
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Anyone have a good source for the 58308B seal for the PTO side on a super xl automatic?
LRB sells an aftermarket -- if you trust them. Chainsawr has a NOS listed -- if you trust them. An ebay source had a few for $34.95 + shipping that I didn't see today. Maybe somebody shot them.
 
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LRB sells an aftermarket -- if you trust them. Chainsawr has a NOS listed -- if you trust them. An ebay source had a few for $34.95 + shipping that I didn't see today. Maybe somebody shot them.
Ordered from Chainsawr and it was the wrong one so I sent it back along with the seal I pulled from the case. Hopefully they can match it up. If not I’m going to turn the crank to 16mm and bore the case to 24mm and use a metric seal. Just gotta be patient I guess lol
 
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