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Jonsered 2165 build

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  1. Ronie

    Ronie ArboristSite Guru

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    I thought I would start a thread on a 2165 I'm putting together. I'm open to any suggestions. I'm going to be putting a 372 top end on it with a 268 popup piston. At first I was going to try a 266 piston I have but I think I would have to raise the piston skirt a little on the transfer sides. So I decided on a Farmertec 268 windowed piston and I cut a 1mm popup. I also have a Meteor windowed 268 piston on order but for now I'm using the Farmertec one.

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    So far I've painted the case, put it together, cut a popup and started porting the cylinder. This is only the forth cylinder I've tried porting, the first one was a fail and the other two turn out pretty good.

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    I'm going to be putting an aftermarket 372 tank dyed black on it. Just finished dying it.

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    Two year's on my ft pistons i like them 20170922_110837.jpg no issue's at all good runner's
    I used caber rings though and a oem wpb.
     
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    I've got a 268 Farmartec piston cut flat in a 371 and so far I havn't had any problems. I've changed my mind about the 268 piston and decided I'm going to try 266 until the Metour piston gets here. I havn't found any threads about using a 266 piston and I'd like to see how it does.
     
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    Tonight I squared up the intake floor a little, smoothed the knife edge in the lower transfer and gasket matched the cylinder. I also cut the 268 skirt to match the 372 piston.

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    Should the cylinder skirt be ground flush at the lowers?
     
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    I tried that on the first cylinder I ported with a 268 piston and It didn't turn out well. I took the 268 piston out and put in a 372 piston and it ran good so now I'm a little scared to cut the skirt.
     
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    Understood.
     
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    thumbnail_IMG_1917.jpg thumbnail_IMG_1918.jpg Made a little progress on it this morning, got it pretty much put together and started. Now I just need a Jonsered brake lever, I put a 372 one on it and the brake handle won't fit over it.

     
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    Put a 372 brake handle on it for now and tried it out. It did alright but I hope it does better after I tune the carb. Hopefully I'll get some time later
    in the week and get it tuned.

     
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    I had a few minutes free so I gave it a little more fuel and it fells like I'm getting closer to getting it right. I think it would have done better if I could have kept that skinny piece of wood still.

     
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    Looks like some good chain speed
     
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    It's set at 13200 rpm right now, I think that's a good rpm for a work saw. I like the saw but hate the top cover, It's a pain to get it over the filter. As soon as I have a little extra money I'm going to be getting a 2171 cover.
     
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    I now know why the top cover is so hard to put on, the 2165 uses a smaller filter than the 372. Cheapest I could find is $25, at least I don't have to spend $90 on a 2171 cover now.
     

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    You might find that the top cover goes on and off easier without the recoil in place. It's kinda tough getting that black extension piece tucked in behind the recoil if you're not used to it
     
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    Ok, thanks for the tip.
     
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    That's just one of the thoughtful touches us J-red lovers get to enjoy.
     
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    It is truly a pain in the ass. Who in the hell wants to take the recoil cover off in order to blow out your air filter?
     

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