Do you add any solvent to the hardware mix?You can clean the tank
Take a handful of assorted nuts screws,self tapers bolts in the tank and shake the crap out of it.Then shake it some more.
The last one i did got me 2 tablespoons of white powder after i recovered the metal i put in.After that rinse with some mix and replace the fuel line.
I have a Homelite super 55 that the tank was full of holes but the motor is perfect.I got more than a cupful of white powder out of it already & it has a hole in the top the size of my thumb.This tank is a goner.
I was mainly interested in tearing it down to see what shape the internals are in.I did disconnect the fuel line.Even if the oil lines are still connected the handle should be somewhat loose,shouldn't it?
I've decided to use this saw for parts (it has a nice spike too),& put a piston kit in the SL4.I've got the kit ordered from Sawzilla.Not a bad price of $29.95!
I didn't have a problem getting the old pins out on either piston.I got a new pin with the piston & rings & clips.
As for a drawn cup - it's all Greek to me.Like I said,this is my first ever piston replacement & it looks like I got more than what I bargained for.I'll have to replace the connecting rod,bearings,& the crankshaft.
Thanks Tim! Yeah,that's what the top end of the connecting rod looks like.I don't think I need new bearings,just need to clean them up good & repack them.
Now I need to know how to get the allen screws out of the bottom end where the rod attaches to the crank without breaking my allen wrenches?