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Craftsman 18" CHAIN SAW (358.356081) Dies when at operating temps

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09-23-06, 07:45 PM   #1  
Craftsman 18" CHAIN SAW (358.356081) Dies when at operating temps

My father has an older Craftsman 3.0/18" gas chainsaw model number 358.356081 that runs fine when you first start it but dies when it reaches normal operating temps. It happens everytime, and it won't start again till it cools down. My father has recently rebuilt the saw due to a broken flywheel.

Any ideas on what could be causing it to die?

Also is there a place where i can find the repair manual for the saw?


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09-24-06, 08:53 AM   #2  
Could be several things. Does it have good spark after it dies? Could be a air leak into the crankcase, bad coil, pinched kill wire, fuel problem, etc... Check the spark and get a starting point.

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09-24-06, 04:11 PM   #3  
Vapor lock from bad gas cap??? Loosen gas cap and see how it runs

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