Gas chainsaw

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Old 10-01-15, 01:06 PM
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Gas chainsaw

I have a little Mculloch chainsaw that hasn't been used in around 5 years - can I just start this up? or is there something I need to do first to it??
 
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Old 10-01-15, 01:22 PM
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Try it and see if it starts. That will know if something needs to be done to it. If it was properly put away it should run. If it was left with fuel in it then the carburetor will probably need cleaning.
 
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Old 10-01-15, 02:03 PM
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Oh the fuel was definitely left in it.....
 
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I'd be surprised if the fuel system isn't gummed up best to clean it first before trying to start it.
 
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Old 10-02-15, 05:44 AM
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You can try to start it. You've got nothing to loose. I just wouldn't "expect" it to start. If it doesn't start you may need to dump the fuel. Clean the fuel strainer. Maybe replace the fuel lines. Disassemble, soak and clean the carburetor. Put it all back together and then give it a try.
 
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Old 10-05-15, 12:05 PM
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You think I should try to start it with the fuel that is in it? I thought I need to dump it and put in some fresh stuff?
 
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Put in fresh fuel, if it has a primer, prime it a bunch of times to flush the old fuel out of the carb, the primer is really a purge pump to purge air from the carb, however it will purge the air and old fuel, then try to start it. Have a good one. Geo
 
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