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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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I have a Shindaiwa 488 saw with a broken piston. how do I

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I have a Shindaiwa 488 saw with a broken piston. how do I repair it
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: It broke last wk when I was sawing
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: I have the jug off and the piston out no scoring just piston broke where the wrist pin goes in the piston.
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Donald replied 6 months ago.

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Expert:  Donald replied 6 months ago.

Did your connecting rod break too, or only your piston?

Expert:  Donald replied 6 months ago.

Did you notice any discoloration in the area of breakage, or any signs of overheating?

Expert:  Donald replied 6 months ago.

Shine a flashlight into your crankcase to inspect its condition.