High Quality Chainsaw Bars Husqvarna Toys

Meteor 242 piston?

Tor R

Newbie
GoldMember
Local time
6:02 AM
User ID
439
Joined
Jan 8, 2016
Messages
5,155
Reaction score
33,170
Location
Mandal, Norway
Country flag

Landmark

Chainsaw Hack
Local time
12:02 AM
User ID
511
Joined
Jan 11, 2016
Messages
791
Reaction score
2,969
Location
WNC
Country flag
I saw these too. I would like to know if they will really work in 242 as the p/c situation is hard to find for these saws. It would be great to have a meteor quality for them.
 

Tor R

Newbie
GoldMember
Local time
6:02 AM
User ID
439
Joined
Jan 8, 2016
Messages
5,155
Reaction score
33,170
Location
Mandal, Norway
Country flag
This is OEM 42 piston, used in open port Gilardoni cylinders:

_DSC1749.jpg

_DSC1742.jpg
 

Tor R

Newbie
GoldMember
Local time
6:02 AM
User ID
439
Joined
Jan 8, 2016
Messages
5,155
Reaction score
33,170
Location
Mandal, Norway
Country flag
Gives this thread a bump.
Perhaps some who sell meteor can step in..,.
 

Cut4fun

Redneck Chainsaw Repair
Local time
12:02 AM
User ID
117
Joined
Dec 23, 2015
Messages
3,725
Reaction score
13,172
Location
Ohio
You wont know till you try it.

I am running a non-windowed aftermarket piston 52mm in a saw that came with windows in piston oem. Saw runs great.

The non-windowed afm piston looks alot like your 42 piston style.
 

Tor R

Newbie
GoldMember
Local time
6:02 AM
User ID
439
Joined
Jan 8, 2016
Messages
5,155
Reaction score
33,170
Location
Mandal, Norway
Country flag
You wont know till you try it.

I am running a non-windowed aftermarket piston 52mm in a saw that came with windows in piston oem. Saw runs great.

The non-windowed afm piston looks alot like your 42 piston style.
I think it's a 42 piston, I think they are NLA at Husky, so something good, special for one of my 42 projects.

Wonder where the true meteor 242 pistons went (seems to be disabled)?
 

Spike60

Here For The Long Haul!
Local time
12:02 AM
User ID
835
Joined
Feb 8, 2016
Messages
1,916
Reaction score
16,434
Location
Ulster County, NY
Country flag
I had a 670 in which someone had installed a now-windowed piston from an open port 268. Saw was a slug and ran like crap. Drove me nuts until I tore it apart and found what was in there. Installed the proper piston and it made a huge difference. Completely different saw now.

So, just suggesting that the same could well apply to the 242XP. Of course the 242 OEM piston is NLA. (Really guys, parts for the 2 series Huskys are starting to disappear, with the exception of the 272 and 288 that are still manufactured in Brazil.) Only AM piston I know of, (but there must be more), for the 242 is from Mako. Not Meteor, let alone OEM, but it's better than a dead saw. I've used a few and so far they have been OK.
 

Tor R

Newbie
GoldMember
Local time
6:02 AM
User ID
439
Joined
Jan 8, 2016
Messages
5,155
Reaction score
33,170
Location
Mandal, Norway
Country flag
I had a 670 in which someone had installed a now-windowed piston from an open port 268. Saw was a slug and ran like crap. Drove me nuts until I tore it apart and found what was in there. Installed the proper piston and it made a huge difference. Completely different saw now.

So, just suggesting that the same could well apply to the 242XP. Of course the 242 OEM piston is NLA. (Really guys, parts for the 2 series Huskys are starting to disappear, with the exception of the 272 and 288 that are still manufactured in Brazil.) Only AM piston I know of, (but there must be more), for the 242 is from Mako. Not Meteor, let alone OEM, but it's better than a dead saw. I've used a few and so far they have been OK.
it's nice to see that you have joined OPE :)
Your conclussion is the same as I see it. I would like to have window piston.
Dunno why Meteor is advertising 42 piston to be a 242 piston, I've send them two mails without getting any answer from them, not impressed by their custom threatment...
I have to double check with Husky Norway, I think they still may have 242 piston in their stock.
 
Top