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Found 2 results

  1. MikePepler

    What to do with a broken 346xp?

    Hi All, I've been lurking here for a long time, reading interesting discussions. However, I've got a question I'd be interested in people's views on. I've got a couple of 346XP (newer version) chainsaws, one bought in 2007 and the other in 2009. Having recently bought a 536LiXP, I decided to sell the older 346XP to a friend who was just starting in forestry. But, 6 weeks later it stopped dead while he was cleaning up a tree stump, and the engine wouldn't turn over. My assumption was not enough mixing oil, but we took it apart last night and found the piston had broken (see attached images), with no sign of overheating damage to piston or cylinder. So... I'm refunding him his money, as I sold it thinking it was working but promised that if it died in the near future I'd pay him back. And now I'm not sure what to do from the following options: 1. Have a go at repairing it myself. Problem here is I don't really need it (which is why I'd sold it) - I have a working 346XP, a larger petrol saw too and am trying to use the electric one as much as possible. 2. Keep it for spares for my other 346XP. But then I may not use any of the parts for years... 3. Sell it as it is for someone to repair or use for parts. It was in working order in all other respects. 4. Sell parts from it on ebay. (more money that option 3, but a lot more work) Any thoughts greatly appreciated! Thanks, Mike
  2. Thomc

    Been silly...

    So... I replaced the crankcase gasket on my 346xpg a wee while back - started on the third pull when I got it back together, it had only been lying in bits for a year.... 👊 However, I used the wrong bolts to attach the front handle at the bottom of the saw. They were too long so have worn two little holes through the crankcase, spilling chain oil everywhere. Not a great look down your legs... Does anyone know where I can get the two crankcase halves? My dealer quoted £190 new, I didn't like the sound of that! There's a half crankcase on eBay for £30 at the moment but I'm holding off to see if I can source the two together, even off the same saw. Thanks!

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