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Discussion in 'Chainsaw Stickies' started by cat-face timber, May 1, 2013.

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    cat-face timber Knot Bumper

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    thanks for all your help
     
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    no prob bud. i expect at the very least a vid of it idling :laugh: :rock: :givebeer:
     
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    Getting closer :):):)
    Waiting on the latest order of Husky parts from Baileys.
     
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    IMG_20140426_163126_765.jpg IMG_20140426_163120_311.jpg IMG_20140426_163648_623.jpg Got some of my parts in the mail today, so put them on.
    Still waiting on a few others.

    Here are some pics.
     
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    What happened to the pics. They did not show up.
     
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    cat-face timber Knot Bumper

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    I made the post then uploaded the pics from my phone
     
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    I guess I was to quick. Very good.
     
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    cat-face timber Knot Bumper

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    Pulled the starter rope and wow she sure has lots of compression. How common is it to not have a de comp?
     
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    Most of the earlier 288XP's (and all the 181SE's and 281XP's) didn't have a comp release. These saws have a small pulley diameter (less mechanical advantage). Combine that with stout compression...................and you need to have your man pants on. They're not the worst saw to start, but they do require commitment. A working throttle latch will make things much easier (I've seen many of these saws with the op-pres/throttle latch removed for some reason).


    Here's the drill. Follow it for EACH pull of the rope:

    Set the throttle latch.

    1)Pull slowly until the engine JUST clicks over TDC.

    2)Reset the rope WITHOUT turning the engine farther over.

    3)Focus and pull like you mean it.

    4)Repeat 1-3 as needed. "Flailing away" with the rope doesn't work with these saws.

    If you're cold starting, only pull a couple times with the choke closed (unless the saw was dry and you just filled 'er up). If you miss the 'pop' (while pulling with the choke closed) and flood the saw, you'll have to remove the spark plug and pull with the choke OPEN a bunch of times (turning the saw upside-down while pulling it through helps if it's badly flooded) to clear it out. After the 'pop', open the choke about half way and do the drill again. Should light and run. The usual stuff....
     
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    Received some parts from Baileys so tore down my carb.
    It is soaking in carb cleaner now.
    IMG_20140505_182431_026.jpg IMG_20140505_182411_190.jpg
     
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    Got the carb all back together.
    Will put it on tomorrow after work.
    IMG_20140506_192219_116.jpg IMG_20140506_192235_800.jpg
     
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    WOW.. I sure have a **** eating grin..
    She runs, love the sound of her.
    Bucked up some old pine I had here at the house and wow..
    I had to borrow the 28" bar from my 385XP, fit perfectly.
    Oils very well.
    I am very very happy.
    Thanks to all that helped me, I will not name you all, as I will forget somebody.
    Just know this, before I became a member I would never have even attempted this.
    Thanks!
    Here are some pics.
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    Hey congrats on your saw rebuild. Sounds like a winner.
     
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    Congratulations Clint. Great job. I love it when a plan comes together. Welcome to the 288 club.:D
     
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    Now to start the next project.
    Deciding between a Husky 272XP or a Husky 61.
     
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    Nice to see the 'done' pictures.

    272xp, probly some bias there however :)
     
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    Both good saws just pic one you will like them both.
     
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    I think I will start on the 272XP.
    My existing Husky 272, needs a friend :)
     
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    does anyone know if a 288xp is different than a 288. I am looking to buy a piston and rings for my 288xp and all I can find on the site that sell the parts is a piston set for a 288. just don't want to order it if its the wrong one. Thanks sorry for high jacking your thread
     
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    There was no non-XP 288.
     
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