Husqvarna Rancher 460

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by ericg, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. BigFish

    BigFish LawnSite Silver Member
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    Most IPLs give ya enough info to see where the parts go/fit, no? It shouldn't be that complicated.
    As for the oil seepage, the only thing you can try is tightening up the cyl base bolts.
    Prolly be better off pulling the cyl. and slapping a ring/s in it and a new gasket. I always use a spray sealer on two stroke gaskets! Hy-tack or Copper coat.
     
  2. ericg

    ericg LawnSite Silver Member
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    Thank you for your input BigFish. I was able to download the IPL and for the most part, you are right that it provides a good idea of where things go. I was hoping that the manual would provide some idea as to what to put where first. As for the oil seepage, I will try to tighten the bolts on the head. In the event that I pull the cylinder from the crankcase, I would want an idea of ring orientation etc from the manual. In addition, I was hoping that the manual would provide pictures of any specialty tools that might be required to effect repairs.

    Eric
     
  3. BigFish

    BigFish LawnSite Silver Member
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    Ya don't need any special tools to do a top end.
    Most two cycle pistons have a pin in the ring groove that locates the ring gap.
    At any rate , if you pull the cyl. straight up/off the piston without rotating it, the ring gap should stay where its supposed to be. The new ring would be installed with any marking ( dot, letter, etc. ) facing up.
    Support the piston on a couple of wooden clothespins, oil the ring and piston, wipe a little in the cyl, and use yer fingers to compress the ring, and yer done!

    Manuals are great to have, but if ya ain't got one ( and your too cheap to BUY one) then ................
     
  4. ericg

    ericg LawnSite Silver Member
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    Thanks BigFish. Once I get it apart, I am sure that things will fall in to place.
    As for the manual, I was willing to purchase one but could not find any place on line to get it. Do you know of a source on line to order an oem manual?


    Eric
     
  5. dboyd351

    dboyd351 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Type in "Husqvarna 455 Rancher shop manual" on your search engine and it comes up on fleabay, in both hard copy and on CD.
    Don't know why I can't get it on Arboristsite.
     
  6. hallcrash

    hallcrash LawnSite Member
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  7. BigFish

    BigFish LawnSite Silver Member
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    Hey, I saved it anyways! Thanks!
     
  8. ericg

    ericg LawnSite Silver Member
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    Thanks Hallcrash. A service manual like this is always good to have.
     

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