Sears/Craftsman gas chainsaw 18 inch


Old 08-19-06, 08:56 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Ashtabula county
Posts: 6
Sears/Craftsman gas chainsaw 18 inch

Model # 358.356240
Put regular gas in by mistake, took apart to clean out line and moved idle screw by mistake.
I can't get it adjusted right. Can any one help?
Sponsored Links
Old 08-20-06, 12:12 AM
cheese's Avatar
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: USA
Posts: 16,991
Likes Received: 5
Idle air mixture screw, or idle speed screw? If it's the mixture screw, turn it in until lightly seated, then back it out about 1 1/2 turns and fine tune from there. Did you run it with the straight gas?
Old 08-20-06, 07:11 AM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Ashtabula county
Posts: 6
Smile craftsman chainsaw

Thanks cheese
I think this is what I needed.
I ran the saw on reg. gas for about 10 seconds.
Cleaned it out and got it started, but it only ran for about 1/2 minute. It idled real fast.
I'll set the screw like you suggested and see if it does the trick.
Old 08-20-06, 09:52 AM
puey61's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 3,224
Ten seconds on straight, unmixed fuel is all it takes to score the piston and cylinder on a two-stroke. Pull the muffler and have a look. I believe you'll have a badly damaged engine.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes