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I have a husqvarna partner K960 concrete saw that the skirt of the piston on the exhaust side has shattered, there is no scoring in the bore, the actually sides of the piston above the damage has no scoring, and the journal and crank bearings have next to no play at all. i can only think of 2 causes which are lack of lubrication or over revving. Any ideas as to why this happened?

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If the piston is working in the cylinder properly, that part of the piston shouldn't be making contact with the cylinder wall so lubrication shouldn't contribute to its demise unless it was bad enough to lead to enough heat buildup to cause the failure. It is most likely the metal was weak in a way or spot that the force of the piston going up and down was enough for the metal to finally fail. Of course the faster the motor is turning the higher those forces are so over reving the motor could certainly lead to this type of failure.

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