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I just replaced the cylinder and piston on a 55 husqvarna. starts and sounds good but does not have the power it should when cutting. I played with the high needle and turned it all the way counter clock wise and it seemed to be getting a little better, but just not right.

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Just a thought, there is a small green impulse seal in the cylinder, it sits just below the main induction rubber, did you remember to re fit the seal in the new cylinder? or has it split when re assembling the carb plate

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Check the fuel filter, air cleaner and muffler for plugging. Check the fuel lines for decay or other damage. Did you use a fresh gasket on the lower part of the cylinder and the carburetor? You may need to clean the interior of the carburetor with spray carburetor cleaner. Also, check the condition of the lower chamber diaphragm for hardness or cracking--check the needle valve that it controls too. Correct adjustment of the H jet needle is when the engine is running at speed unloaded, it is 4-stroking, but immediately 2-strokes when cutting. Make sure the bar and chain are being oiled properly by running the bar tip at speed near some cardboard--it should throw off a thin line of oil. Hope this helps!

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