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Why Does Husqvarna Hate Saw Mechanics?

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by Sam R, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. CJ Brown

    CJ Brown "I learned this from a hockey card..."

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    Ever replace a camshaft bolt on a Dodge front driver V6? R&R a newer Chevy V8? Replace rusted exhaust manifolds with broken manifold studs? Rusted fuel lines front to back on just about anything? Steel bearing hubs in aluminum castings? Chevy truck brake lines? Superduty cylinder heads?

    I could go on, but a chainsaw doesn't even compare.
     
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    Duce Addicted to ArboristSite

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    Agree, laying on ground in the snow or trying to replace a plugged fuel filter. But, must first remove fender wheel liner or intake tubes and tear up knuckles and arms, in process.
     
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    I guess so, that wasn't really my point though. I'm sure jet engine mechanics could come in here and flex on plebian automotive mechanics bitching about their problems and tell you what real work is. My point was that compared to many other saws, Husqvarna seems to make it more complicated. I mean all of their ilk too, the Poulans, the Craftsmen. Even the older stuff like Homelite are pretty uncomplicated.
     
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    Just a question, no insult intended. Have you worked on 362/365/371/372/385/390/394 saws? I believe they are easiest saws out there to work on. 4&5 series have some tight areas that require forceps and long nosed pliers and at times can try your patience.
     
  5. CJ Brown

    CJ Brown "I learned this from a hockey card..."

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    You are merely demonstrating/proving your ignorance further with that statement. Keeping digging... you're bound to reach the other side sooner or later.
     
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    Then please elucidate me, gate keeper
     
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    cuinrearview Red saw lover

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    I'm gonna be honest. All I've heard is "I don't like them because I haven't worked on them before and I don't have the right tools".

    That said, i can help with parts as stated.
     
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    Parts won't be an issue, I have my vendors for that. I've worked on lots of Husqvarnas, not this particular one I guess - and I'm telling you they're more complicated than Stihl. I'm trying to be humble about it, then people want to come in here and gatekeep on me, like 'oh if you think this is hard don't try being an auto mechanic!' Great, I won't. Thank you.

    I feel that I might have touched a nerve with a certain crowd, I want to point out that this isn't a hate thread, I'll work on anything but I had to vent after that Husqvarna kicked my butt with its complicated assembly. Still friends? :cheers:
     
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    cuinrearview Red saw lover

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    I've sold a couple project saws, pretty legandary ones, just because I hadn't done them and didnt feel like it at the time. I only work on stuff I find though.
     
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    Sam R 8mm Socket

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    Yeah, I did a bit of that before I went "pro" as it were. I just work in a shop now, so I have to work on what's given to me. I don't mind most things but some makes are definitely a bigger challenge than others. The way I see it a person can only serve themselves by knowing how to work on more than just one type of saw / outdoor power equipment.
     
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    Next time you have an issue with your vehicle and can't repair it yourself, bring it in and we'll have a chat. I see it every day :lol:. Oh and don't forget to tell me the code your pulled off your scanner lol.
     
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    But I thought those codes told you exactly what the problem was and how to fix it?? Did Autozone lie to me?!
     
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    Got to agree that the 365 to 395 are easy saws to work on, done a lot of them, but the newer space age models are a pita, just been getting into working on the larger MS series chainsaws and must admit they are easy to work on as well, just finishing up a new top end on a 660 today.
     
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    Autozone sells parts. The more parts you buy and swap out because a certain code pointed to a system problem, the fatter their bottom line becomes.
     
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    Do I need to start including a sarcasm disclaimer?
     
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    Not for me, but you would be amazed at the number of people who truly believe what you said to be true.
     
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    I use a 1/4 piece of closed cell foam, slip it between the muffler and cylinder and just hold a piece with my hand over the intake. I find it easier to get a good seal vs a piece of rubber.
     
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    Might have to work something like that up, the dual intake ports makes it a bit of a bastard to seal well, especially with the little pegs for carb mounting.
     
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    As Abraham Lincoln once said, "Everything you read on the internet is true." :laughing:
     
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    You can have that done in 30 mins easy.

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