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Poulan Chainsaw only runs with chain pointing to the ground.


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04-24-13, 07:12 AM   #1  
Poulan Chainsaw only runs with chain pointing to the ground.

My Poulan Wild Thing 2375 will only run if I point the chain to the ground and stalls if I hold it level after the carb runs out of gas.
I replaced the fuel lines because the line inside the tank broke off where it enters the tank.
Does any one know what the correct size lines are for this model? I just want to make sure I used the correct size since I had a hard time getting the smaller size line on the carb and primer bulb.
I also noticed the fuel cap is leaking from the center hole but I don't think that would be the problem since it runs with the chain bar pointing down.

There is one other problem but it's not that important until I get it running correctly.
The chain oil leaks out during storage and when I was running it with the chain pointing to the ground there was a lot of oil running down both sides of the bar after running it for only a couple of minutes.

 
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04-24-13, 04:00 PM   #2  
When you changed the lines, did you leave one long enough to flop around in the tank and pick up fuel in every position? Did you connect that to the right fitting on the carb? If the carb is drawing from the return line, then the gas needs to be in contact with it (tipping the saw).

The oil leaking is normal. Changes in atmospheric pressures and temperature will force a little oil out nearly every day.


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04-24-13, 07:52 PM   #3  
I hate to bring bad news, But I find that if the fuel lines are rotton, So are the diaghragms in the carb.. I'm thinking you'll have to pull the carb & clean & put a kit in it. The Ethenol makes the diaghragms stiff & they wont run right.. Roger

 
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04-25-13, 05:39 AM   #4  
I just got this saw, it was my father in law's who recently passed away so I'm not familiar with it and the fuel filter was just laying in the bottom of the tank so when I replaced the lines I ended up putting the filter on the return line and the feed line was the one that broke so thats why fuel would only get to it if I held it with the bar down.
I need to get some more fuel line but I'm going away for the weekend and it will have to wait until next week.

The oil will all leak out into the carry case during storage, I don't think it's supposed to do that.
What do you think?

 
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04-25-13, 06:12 AM   #5  
Just like Cheese said in the second post of this thread. The chain oil leakage is normal. The only way to stop it is to empty the chain oil reservoir after every use... just remember to fill it with oil before using it again.

 
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04-25-13, 07:50 AM   #6  
OK then, I guess I'll have to empty the oil tank when I'm done using it.

Years ago I had a Craftsman saw with an automatic oilier and I don't remember having a puddle of oil under it when I stored it.

Maybe it had a different kind of oilier system.

 
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05-08-13, 07:06 AM   #7  
I finally got the saw running great.
I ended up replacing all 3 fuel lines & cleaning the carb.
I also removed the factory adjuster limiters and backed out the screws 1.5 turns and tweaked it from there.

 
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