Figuring Out Homelite Serial Numbers

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Re: Figuring Out Homelite Serial Numbers

Postby Magnus » Mar 5th, '09, 11:57

A important thing to understand is that Husqvarna is still owned by same owner.
It just changed name to one that had better rep.
Husqvarna as it was prior Elux is gone, erased from time!

I can explain this better in another thread if you wish...
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Re: Figuring Out Homelite Serial Numbers

Postby Old Mac Guy » Mar 5th, '09, 12:16

Isn't there a Husky thread in the History Forum?
...maybe add to it to bring current recent changes...
Whole history of husqvarna is over 400 years... formidable task to summarize in only a few pages... guns, sewing machines, motorcycles, even an automobile...
It could make a good 300+-page book...
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Re: Figuring Out Homelite Serial Numbers

Postby Skywatcher » Apr 1st, '09, 06:43

Hi All

One more tidbit of information regarding Homelite chainsaw S/N's. If a chainsaw has the 5 digit U/T number and the S/N starts with 'T' and the first two digits after the T are slightly different from the next 5 or 6 digits thin this unit was made in Canada by the Textron Corp. The two digits after the 'T' is the year of manufacture. Example a Homelite XL-76 UT 50150 S/N T79##### was made in Canada in 1979. Best to All,

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Re: Figuring Out Homelite Serial Numbers

Postby stihltomany » Aug 23rd, '09, 06:50

So what about my homelite super xl?

suffix AO serial number 2926413

Thanks, i tried it on the 8 diget and made no sence being its 7 digets, but knows knows so..., making it built in line #2, built in 1979 on the 264th day being the 13th unit made that day?

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Re: Figuring Out Homelite Serial Numbers

Postby Old Mac Guy » Aug 24th, '09, 04:12

stihltomany:

i don't think that's correct... the 1985 Technical Service Bulletin mentions that the eight-digit serial numbers do not have the production line indicated in the first digit, so I assume the seven-digit ones also do not...

BUT, trying to use your 7-digit SN and the info in that 1985 TSB to interpret year, date and unit number doesn't seem to make any sense otherwise than what you posted... :?

I guess the 1985 TSB is good for 8-digit and 9-digit Homelite SN's... but I think we need to search for a TSB issued sometime in the 1960's to shed some more light on the 7-digit SN's...

Maybe someone here in this forum with a HL library will find one...

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Re: Figuring Out Homelite Serial Numbers

Postby stihltomany » Aug 25th, '09, 06:44

Yeah i knew it wasent, building up posts i guess and killing time on days off when its to hot to play with the saw or cars

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Re: Figuring Out Homelite Serial Numbers

Postby Old Mac Guy » Aug 25th, '09, 10:29

Well... even on hot days, you can always run up to the Chatsworth Rocks and over the pass and into the Simi Valley... then north to Ojai and maybe see a condor or two. Sespe Creek is a cool place... last time I went through Simi Valley, there was only one road down the middle and a few houses and businesses along it... all the rest of the valley was open pasture and oak trees. I bet it's changed now...

Or run through Topanga Canyon over to the ocean... maybe grunion running... When do the grunion run?

I'm looking through an old Homelite Dealer book to see if I can find anything about 7-digit cereal numbers...

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Re: Figuring Out Homelite Serial Numbers

Postby stihltomany » Aug 27th, '09, 06:08

wow... and yes the valley has changed, half of it is a shithole, some nice and some stuff more near the beach is pretty nice, and your more than welcome to run those rocks and trails in the 95 to 118+ degree heat, ill pass and wait till 5 or so and go for a nice bike ride. simi is getting to be as bad as the valley and thousand oaks is still nice, i wont be here much longer, moving to washington where i can put my skills to some use and maybe open up a little shop and enjoy the mountians and gun rights.

thanks for checking to see on the numbers.

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Re: Figuring Out Homelite Serial Numbers

Postby sickboy » Sep 28th, '09, 22:56

I have a homelite wiz. The serial number doesnt fit this tsb either. It is b1352481 so it is 8 digits, the b is not stamped though it was painted on the tag so i suppose it could be considered 7 digits? In any case the wiz having been manufactured from 59-61, i guess it wouldnt fit since the scheme on this tsb doesnt go back that far.

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Re: Figuring Out Homelite Serial Numbers

Postby bafarm » Oct 2nd, '09, 16:20

I'm also interested in figuring out the 7 digit serial numbers.

I have now have 5 saws that I would like to pinpoint dates for my records.

Thanks in advance , Don

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Re: Figuring Out Homelite Serial Numbers

Postby Troy » Apr 28th, '14, 02:32

Hello,
I read some of the forums about decoding my homelite Textron XL2 automatic but my numbers are different than the standard 8 or 9 digit...mine has a lot no# G7165 and a UT no# 104474 I'm trying to decode the numbers so I can figure out the size and year of mine in case I need to order parts for it...I just picked it up from an old family friend an it was his fathers that passed some years ago,it was emptied of fluids an I'm trying to figure out the correct chain oil and the fuel to oil mix ratio an what proper oil I should use an if I should use a lead additive to the gas since it is so old an they had leaded gas back then?? I have many different types of 2 stroke oils but don't want to ruin it by using a synthetic oil,wrong ratio or unleaded gas when it was manufactured to use leaded gas...Any help from you guys would be greatly appreciated as this little saw is in great cosmetic condition an looks to be well taken care of :thanks:

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Re: Figuring Out Homelite Serial Numbers

Postby totte » Apr 28th, '14, 11:02

Hi Troy and welcome!

You don't need any lead additive, that is only needed in some older four stroke engines.

Best quality synthetic 2 stroke oil is best to use, also in older saws. Only some very old rare ones with scraper rings need thicker oil. All normal 2 stroke engines will fare best with modern oils. Mix 1:40 is my suggestion, old recommendations were made for the inferior oils used then. That's the thing, the oils we have now are way better.

Any standard mineral chain oil will work fine.
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Re: Figuring Out Homelite Serial Numbers

Postby pete » Apr 28th, '14, 12:50

Stay away from the ethanol fuels
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Re: Figuring Out Homelite Serial Numbers

Postby chy_farm » Apr 28th, '14, 13:29

:welcome: Troy. Glad you are able to get a nice and precise advice from our experts above. Look forward to seeing your nice XL2!

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Re: Figuring Out Homelite Serial Numbers

Postby Troy » Apr 29th, '14, 04:26

Much thanks "Guardian of Saws" that was very helpful,thanx for the quick reply so that I can get it up and running this weekend :D Also if there are any big saw collectors on here,you can shop on "Craigslist Spokane/Coeur D'Alene" to purchase many different saws cheaply from private owners...


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