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mama

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A friend of mine gave me a Husqvarna 266 xp that must of been straight gassed. The cylinder I dont think I can save, pretty good groves in it. The rest of the saw looks good. I'm thinking getting an aftermarket cylinder kit for it. What do you guys think ?.
 
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Depends on what you intend to use the saw on. AM sets ar alright for homeowner firewood cutters or occasional use saws. For PRO use I only recommend OEM.
 

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My " XP " runs like a champ. Bought it new. Find a quality top end kit and run it. The one concern I have is how much straight gas was run through. The saw might look good but who cares. The internals is what makes it run. The bottom end bearings need the oil in the mix to stay lubricated. May be the previous owner ran it carb lean (over rev) and caused the damage
 
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Does Meteor make a big bore kit for it? I have a 266XP also and am thinking about a BB kit. But mine's not been straight gassed. I just want more power.
 
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Clean up the existing cylinder and run it. A few grooves below the cylinder wall surface won't hurt anything. You might a lose a slight amount of compression, but the saw will rip with the oem cylinder. You could gain some compression by removing the base gasket and replacing it with sealant. Check your squish after, but these saws will have enough room to eliminate the base gasket.
 
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The only P&C that would be considered a big bore would be the 272 kit. Would require the different intake block and gaskets and likely some interference with the spark plug and top cover. Easy items to over come. OEM 266 cylinders are NLA, but if there are decent aftermarket ones out there I'd go that route as the 266 configuration is a good running saw.

But as already mentioned, most aftermarket cylinders fall short of OEM in heavy use situations. That fact is often distorted here because so many of us own so many saws that we don't put as much run time on a saw as someone who only owns one or two saws.
 
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The only P&C that would be considered a big bore would be the 272 kit. Would require the different intake block and gaskets and likely some interference with the spark plug and top cover. Easy items to over come. OEM 266 cylinders are NLA, but if there are decent aftermarket ones out there I'd go that route as the 266 configuration is a good running saw.

But as already mentioned, most aftermarket cylinders fall short of OEM in heavy use situations. That fact is often distorted here because so many of us own so many saws that we don't put as much run time on a saw as someone who only owns one or two saws.
Thanks. I might look into that.

je
 
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When I was looking for a 266 cylinder I posted up in the trading post section. I had a cylinder in less than a week.


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