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Saw build, trial by fire.

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by lostone, Oct 5, 2019.

  1. lostone

    lostone Stihl Runnin

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    OK, slowly been getting everything together for my 372xp kit build. Been buying a lot of new OEM where I can and used OEM like the crank where I have to.

    Bought a used crank off ebay and didn't have time to inspect it when it came in and set it aside and later cleaned it up just to find it wasn't usable :mad:. Past the time I could send it back Oh well live and learn. Order another one from a different seller and all is great.

    I knew I would end up removing the farmertec bearings and seals so watch a well known builder on Youtube and he recommends a certain seal puller so as not to scratch the case in that area. OK buy the Lisle puller and it comes in today. Useless as titts on a boar hog, grab the old tried and true and out comes the seals easy as can be.

    Searched about a month ago for Husky crank install tool for 372 on Fleebay, order one and it's missing parts when it shows up so I let the seller know and they send me another one (kind of funny since the second one he sends has extra parts in it). OK will get to using those when the build starts, well today WAS that day.

    Hmmmm WTF crank install tool doesn't fit PTO side of crank, cross check the numbers on the tool he is selling sure enough they fit a 357 and 359 thats all good and stuff but I'm building a 372xp :eek:. Just said the heck with it and ordered one for HL supply. I did send them a message letting them know they are selling the wrong tool for the 372.

    So moral of the story, don't believe anything anyone says and check the **** out for yourself. God I hope this isn't the way this build is going to go.
     
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    lostone Stihl Runnin

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    The good news, the farmertec bearings dropped out when heating the case with no problems and the Nachi 6202 C3 bearings are in. They feel smooth as silk. TBH the farmetec bearings had a metal cage and felt really good but I figure if I'm that deep I may as well go with bearings that have a good rep. and it's only $10 for both bearings plus I wanted to put in OEM seals anyway so no loss there.

    I will be using the Farmertec rear handle/tank but did come up with a way to use an OEM tank vent on it since their vents have a bad rep for failing and causing the saw to run lean. If anyone plans to use these here is a link to a vid I made on how to get it to work. I plan to order another one of the grommets in to get the size since I still have to go through a second SEZ I picked up and will also be seeing if I can find them in vitrol.
     
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    cuinrearview Red saw lover

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    I hope you're chronicling the cost in time and parts to properly OEM up a Chusqvarna. People should know.

    I may be interested in the 357/9 crank tool. PM me if you would like to let it go. I just had my third saw in this series that I have to do delivered tonight.
     
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    lostone Stihl Runnin

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    WAY TO MUCH, looking at it now I wish I had just ordered a set of case halves and built from there because that is just about where I am at with it.

    Farmertec kit $228

    OEM:
    Piston/cylinder kit (Mahle 50mm) $110ish
    Used Crank $40ish
    Switch $9
    seals $20ish
    gasket set $16
    chain brake spring coverf $11
    Used carb and rebuild kit $40ish
    Everything for the chain brake $60ish
    pulse line, fuel line, oil line $25
    starter assembly $40ish
    Isolation springs (Hard) $45ish
    intake boot
    intake boot clamp
    ring for intake boot
    Air horn for air filter (HD)
    bolt/nut and wing nut for HD filter
    carb mount
    throttle cable
    bar oil tube seal
    oil pump $40ish
    oil pump bushing and washer $20ish
    Black unlimited coil $45
    fuel tank vent $12
    HD filter cover, cylinder cover $65ish
    air conductor $10ish
    air Jet $7
    wrist pin bearing $14
    A bunch for shipping these items since they didn't all come from the same place and I have no idea how much but a lot, I'm sure I'm missing some stuff from this list.

    Aftermarket:
    NGK spark plug $6
    Nachi 6202 C3 bearings $10ish
    Stens clutch drum/bearing and rim $15
    Stens air filter (HD) $9

    Tools to assemble:
    crank install tool $30
    seal set tool $12
    seal set tool $14

    That should be enough for anyone in their right mind to skip this way of doing things.
     
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    dmb2613 Addicted to ArboristSite

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    That lisle tool is a POS you have to watch out everything you see on the net aint so lol Lots of arm chair quarterbacks same with boob tube
     
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    lostone Stihl Runnin

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    I just wish I could have got someone to take and rebuild a OEM saw and ship it to me for $50. :ices_rofl:

    With all new parts of course.
     
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    hey man that is about a grand How much is a new 372XP ?
     
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    lostone Stihl Runnin

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    Yep, I learned that fast. Should have stayed with the tried and tested way I have done for 40 years of working on stuff. Re-inventing the wheel isn't always for the better.
     
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    lostone Stihl Runnin

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    Have no idea what a new saw is. He asked for the numbers so I am putting up honest numbers so others can see what it costs. Besides I never said I was smart, Just good looking.

    I know I paid $720 for a new 372 XT to my door.
     
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    lostone Stihl Runnin

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    I'll add another thing to the list:

    Will it sell for the same price as a badged Husky: Heck no (but I'm building it for me and not to sell)
    Will it run alongside a badged Husky when I get done: I believe she will hold her own
     
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    man you don't know nothing, I bought a 290 smoked for $125 [ I know too much] Rebuilt it and sold it for $300 with a new Stihl bar and chain on it but I like messing with them. Most of the time I have plenty smoked saw but just needed one at the time.
    In the winter I will rebuild one a night. If I have them available
     
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    lostone Stihl Runnin

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    Well I can't argue with that.

    Eventually I will run into a badged case and transfer everything over.
     
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    We've probably all tipped too much $ into a saw before, its easy to get carried away as you click buttons filling your cart. I suppose sitting down with a pen & paper to do some math is wise with these builds. But...you should have a pretty damn fine saw when done, & its hard to put a price on the confidence you have in a saw that YOU built part by part and chose the quality of components.
     
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    svk A little bit of everything

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    Amen. My first real build was a Mac 2-10 a few years back. I think I had 215 bucks into that damn thing and eventually sold it for $65. Live and learn though.
     
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