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07-16-05, 08:19 PM   #1  
Chain saw needs to be primed

I have a very old Poulan inexpensive chainsaw. It has run faithfully for years. Last week I had to replace the fule line as the old one had deteriorated. I also replaced the fuel pick-up/filter in the tank.

Aftyer reassembling, I had a hard time getting it to pull fuel through the fiel line up to the carb. After priming with fuel directly into carb, it finally started and ran great. I left it for the balance of the day, and it now appears to have lost its prime again. What am I doing wrong. Did the factory pickup have a check valve, and perhaps my aftermarket replacement doesn't have one?

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07-16-05, 11:31 PM   #2  
The carb is probably not sealing completely and allowing the fuel to drain back into the tank. Or, if the fuel line is not a tight fit on the carb, it can drain back.


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07-17-05, 09:48 AM   #3  
I'll pull the cover and make sure the hose is well sealed on the carb fitting. What else would be leaking inside the carb to allow the fuel to leak back?

 
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07-17-05, 10:46 PM   #4  
Not sure exactly what carb you have, but a leaking diaphragm (hole in it or leaking around the edge where the cover should have it sealed), or possibly an inlet neelde not seating well could cause this.


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07-18-05, 08:28 AM   #5  
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Stupid ?, is the choke plate/primer working properly?

 
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07-19-05, 05:23 AM   #6  
Is the stupid ?, stupid me or stupid you?

 
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