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Ok, so to start I'm a Stihl or Dolmar guy. I've built and/or modified literally hundreds of them over the years. I of course have build a handful of husky saws but just a few. Mostly 268/272, 372, and 385/390. In general I try to stay away from them unless it for a friend. Their just foreign to me I guess.....and then today it happened. It finally happened. I knew this day would come eventually and it finally has....a husky came my way and seemed like to good of a deal to pass on.
The saw is a 576xp Xtorq. I ended up picking it up for a little under 200 bucks. I bought it assuming it didn't run and would need enough repairs that I'd just part it out. So I get it into the shoo and find it has great compression. Pull the muffler and the piston looks great. I dumped a little mix gas in the cylinder and a new sparkplug and it fired right up. The crank bearings feel tight and it's at least mostly complete. So I guess I'm going to try my hand at building a husky and who knows maybe I'll even hang onto it a while.
The issue is I don't know ANYTHING about these saws. I don't know what all is miss or should be there. Right out of the gate I can see it's missing....
-fuel filter
-air filter
-Clutch side cover
And the muffler is beat to death.

What are the common failure points on these saws?? I've always heard horror stories about crank bearings.
Also does anyone know where to find any used OEM parts??
Does anyone have a parts diagram of the saw??

I appreciate any help you fellas may have to offer.
 

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This may help some:
 

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The issue is I don't know ANYTHING about these saws.
I was in the same boat, when I started working with chainsaws, one side of the work area was Stihl and the "other" side was Husqvarna. Stihl made sense to me numbering wise, a MS 170 was a small one and a MS 881 was a big one. Stihl's seemed to be pretty straight forward when working on them. I did not like the external clutch on Husqvarnas, made it a pain to put bars and chains on. I was given a Husky 445, but I also had a MS 271 and 261 and then later on got an 066. I ended up learning quite a bit about Husky saws and learned to enjoy working on them. I was lucky to find a 272 and 2100 at the dump and have been having a great time working on them. At my current work, they primarily run Husqvarna saws and that is where I have been able to work on 372s, a 562 and 576.

It definatly helps to have an IPL or service manual to work from, most Husky IPLs can be googled, the one site I went to for my copy of the 576 was here: Husqvarna 576xp 2008 IPL

As for parts, surprisingly Amazon and Ebay among other sites have parts available. If you want to stick with original Husky parts, Ebay or your local dealer will be the best bet. Amazon works for aftermarket parts, for example, if you are looking for a clutch cover, this one shows up on Amazon: AILEETE Chain Brake Clutch Sprocket Side Cover 537033501 for Husqvarna 362 362XP 365 371 372 372XP 385 390 570 575 575XP 576 576XP Chainsaws and is only about $15.00. There is a lot of stuff on Amazon for my 272, but for my 2100, most parts can only be found on Ebay.

I hope this helps get you started, there have been several people on this site that own 576s and have been very helpful sharing insights and lessons learned with their saws.
 

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I was in the same boat, when I started working with chainsaws, one side of the work area was Stihl and the "other" side was Husqvarna. Stihl made sense to me numbering wise, a MS 170 was a small one and a MS 881 was a big one. Stihl's seemed to be pretty straight forward when working on them. I did not like the external clutch on Husqvarnas, made it a pain to put bars and chains on. I was given a Husky 445, but I also had a MS 271 and 261 and then later on got an 066. I ended up learning quite a bit about Husky saws and learned to enjoy working on them. I was lucky to find a 272 and 2100 at the dump and have been having a great time working on them. At my current work, they primarily run Husqvarna saws and that is where I have been able to work on 372s, a 562 and 576.

It definatly helps to have an IPL or service manual to work from, most Husky IPLs can be googled, the one site I went to for my copy of the 576 was here: Husqvarna 576xp 2008 IPL

As for parts, surprisingly Amazon and Ebay among other sites have parts available. If you want to stick with original Husky parts, Ebay or your local dealer will be the best bet. Amazon works for aftermarket parts, for example, if you are looking for a clutch cover, this one shows up on Amazon: AILEETE Chain Brake Clutch Sprocket Side Cover 537033501 for Husqvarna 362 362XP 365 371 372 372XP 385 390 570 575 575XP 576 576XP Chainsaws and is only about $15.00. There is a lot of stuff on Amazon for my 272, but for my 2100, most parts can only be found on Ebay.

I hope this helps get you started, there have been several people on this site that own 576s and have been very helpful sharing insights and lessons learned with their saws.
This is how I am!! I've always tried to stick with stihl or dolmar. Nothing about husqvarna makes much sense to me. I'm going to have to start learning quickly I guess. A friend called me today that been a logger the better part of his life. I went to visit him and came home with a truck bed full of 372,576,385,390 and a few 395 saws and loads of parts.
 

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In the pile is several different models. Of those models some of them I have multiples of. I've got 371, 372, 575, 576, 385, 390, and 395 and lots of extra parts for both.
Of those I figured I'd keep a good 372xp and maybe a 390xp to build for myself at some point in the future. Probably sell the rest for parts I guess.
 

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Of those I figured I'd keep a good 372xp and maybe a 390xp to build for myself at some point in the future. Probably sell the rest for parts I guess.
Yeah, you will have plenty of fun for a while!! Where does your friend live and does he have any more to give away?? :D ;)

Keep watch here in the forums, people are always looking for parts or saws to trade or buy.
 

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The 576 is kind of a Frankenstein, you have the 2 series, 3 series that all are similar to each other in construction. The 5 series excluding the 576. I believe it was the first husqvarna strato saw and The only saw that is similar is the 575.
 
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