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I am working on a 2 year old husqvarna 455 rancher-no start-getting fuel and fire-60 lbs compression.customer stated it was running fine he shut it off and later it would not restart. my question is there any common problem related to compression with this model chainsaw.

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If saw has a compression release (or DECO valve) check for integrity when closed by spraying the valve with soapy water and checking for leaks when the rope is pulled.
If no DECO valve, check crankshaft seals with a leakdown test.
Test as follows:
1) Remove muffler and carb and block off exhaust port with air-tight plate/gasket to suit the fit.
2) Bring piston up to expose the intake port.
3) Install another block-off plate with a tire core valve (I made one myself using a tubeless valve and a 3/8 hole in the plate) to the intake port and attach a bicycle pump.
4) Apply VERY light air pressure (NO MORE THAN 2 - 3 PSI ) and spray the crankshaft seals with soapy water. If you have leakage, go no further.

If no leaks:
With healthy crankshaft seals the saw should have a MINIMUM of 100 lbs compression after 10 pulls of the starter rope. 125 lbs is preferred. If that test fails, head for the cylinder/piston/rings area to find the heart of the problem.

Hope this helps.

Posted on Oct 04, 2009

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50: 1; You can download an OM here:
Enter the 3 digit model number (no XPs, Es, just the numbers)
Serial number decode – useful when downloading IPLs and Manuals
06 1500198
06 = year produced – 2006 (single digit before 2000; please contact Husqvarna for single digit clarification
15 = week produced – March
00198 = 198th unit Husky produced that week

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Dolmar, Echo, Efco, Homelite, Husqvarna, Jonsered, Makita, Oleo-Mac, Red Max, Ryobi, Shindaiwa, Solo, Spear & Jackson, Stihl & Tanaka; all recommend 50:1.
1 gallon of premium fuel to 2.6 ounces of quality 2-cycle oil.
4 liters of premium fuel to 80 milliliters of quality 2-cycle oil.
McCulloch, Poulan & Wen; recommend 40:1.
1 gallon of premium fuel to 3.2 ounces of quality 2-cycle oil.
4 liters of premium fuel to 100 milliliters of quality 2-cycle oil.
Chinese chainsaws recommend 25:1.

If you have more questions or need additional help please reply below and I will get back to you. HTH & Good Luck.
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