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This looks interesting...Husqvarna 288/288XP for parts

Post in 'The Gear' started by Thistle, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. Thistle

    Thistle Minister of Fire

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  2. MasterMech

    MasterMech Guest

    Almost sounds like it could be a stupid easy fix.
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  3. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    Work him down on the price a little, and pull the trigger. That'd be a dandy saw, like MM said it's probably an easy fix...almost sounds like an air leak at either the carb or the crank seals....
  4. Thistle

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    Mine is one of the earliest ones made from July 1988 (some say better built than the last 2-3 yrs of production) & it runs perfectly.Older than this one by 7-8 yrs & much better shape cosmetically,not that mine's a shelf queen ;lol Am tempted to scrape up the cash just to have it for parts though.
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  5. ScotO

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    I'm betting you, if you put a set of new crank seals (heck my might as well spend twenty more bucks while it's torn apart and re-ring it too) that saw would be a runner.....
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  6. Thistle

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    "Uhmmm Dad,yeah its me Jon. I need a small favor,can I borrow 150 bucks for a few weeks?"

    "Are you OK? Do need food,money for utilities,phone bill,medical stuff,work clothes or is your truck broke down?"

    "Uh not exactly.I'm fine,nothing's wrong..See there's this parts saw I seen on Craigslis.........." *click........ dial tone*

    ;)
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  7. JOHN BOY

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    The 288 or 288xp are very easy to work on too . Not much trouble at all. Iam thinking to both should be easy fixes. 90 CC'S here thisle oooh la la !;) Could easily sell one back on ebay for 400.00 too !

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