ddalnz: Donyboy73 is the best. I have been intimidated by small engines for the
last time! The USN taught me a lot about Electronics, but 2-Cycles have
always kicked my B***. Thanks to the Small Engine Dr, my Poulan 2160LE is
running hot, and ready for the backyard. Thanks a million, Don =]
Eric jones: Does anyone know where the ground clamp goes on these chainsaws?
Craftsmans are the same model as this poulan. I can't find where the
stupid clamp goes. Hooks to the engine case under the flywheel and hooked
to the ignition coil?
Bob Green: Great Video Donyboy73. I have a Homelite 46 CC with a 20 Inch bar on it.I
put a new Magneto on it and rebuilt the Zama carb. i just cant seem to get
this running correct. it will start and run great when its cold. after
cutting for about 10 minutes i have to readjust the carb. also if i shut it
off and let it sit for 5 minutes it will NOT start!! any thoughts?
Edward Padilla: Great job. Thanks for the info.
Bruce Arnold: -Hey Dony your like me ..sick of those Chinese Zama Carbs..lol..But hardly
worth over haulin..I noticed even Stihl is using them now..They must get a
great deal on them from China..Putting the Walbro American carbs out of
business..But nothing we can do bout it..I have one idling irratic..Suppose
its a leak somewhere either seals or intake..Anyway keep up the good work
Dony..Thanks for the show!.
Darwinpasta: Thanks for the video! A tip for anyone who doesn't have a splined driver,
or doesn't want to buy one, take a small hex-end driver and put a wad of
duct tape in it. It'll turn those two splined screws well enough to do the
job. Mark the tops of the screws with white-out or something so you can
keep track of position, the driver might slip a bit. Worked well enough to
get my 2050LE going!
Larry Bush: Hi. Very informative video. I'm unable to start my > 10 YO Poulan 2500
farmhand CS. I replaced the carburetor and fuel line (incl filter). I
noticed that the fuel took a very long time to fill the line from gas tank
to carburetor inlet. It seemed like the suction drawing fuel to the carb
was very low. I would have expected the gasoline to travel up the line
much more quickly. Replacing the fuel line was uneventful - no problems.
Any thoughts, ideas, suggestions? Thanks, in advance. Sawless in
Robert Rackham: Absolute novice at this. Your videos have my old Craftsman Chain-saw I
inherited from my Grand-pa running like a champ now!He is no longer with us
but that saw purrs like a kitten.Thanks for your patient and very
informative videos,they are excellent!
railbuggy: As long as the fuel lines are good on a 2150 you're ok. When the lines get
old & go bad you'll have to throw the saw away. You can't pull the suction
fuel line through the tiny hole in the tank. There's no way to grab it to
pull it through since they hid the hole behind a ledge inside the fuel
thebaron44: what is the start setting for the L and H screws? one turn open ? 1 1/2
Collin Smith: I have a Poulan p3816 and I have also been experiencing tougher starts and
the engine stalling out after hitting the throttle. I havent had a chance
to do any of the tune-ups (spark flug, spark arrester, etc.) and just went
to cut a few logs today and were having these problems. Would these carb
adjustment be the solution to the problems i've been experiencing lately?
buddyboy4x44: Excellent video. Thank you. I just obtained a used Poulan P3314 and the
pull start was sticking. When I took it apart the coil spring flew out. I
found several ways to rewind and install it posted on YouTube. I ended up
using a winding round bent nails method. It worked well for me. How do
you rewind and reinstall these springs?
Andrew Wallis: I have a kamatsu g5000 runs only on half choke soon as I push in the choke
the saw dies ?
Jason Coren: poulan chainsaw automatically idles full speed on start up any ideas
Rich Clay: Excellent advice. I have an old Poulan Pro 222 that would not idle and
bogged down when I attempted to throttle up the saw. I order the adjustment
tool you suggested. I reset the low and high to one and one-half turns out.
I had to make an additional adjustment of a quarter out on the low, a
little adjustment on the high, and I increase the idle a bit. The saw idled
well and it was quick to respond to the throttle. I cut several saplings
and limbs without any issues. Thanks for the advice:-)
Grant Kirsh: I am not able to get my saw to accelerate. When I pull the throttle it
gains power and then dies out. I have been trying to adjust the L but can't
seem to get it adjusted properly. I am a first-timer on adjusting a
carburetor so I am not sure if I am doing it wrong or if there is some
other problem. What advice do you have? I am working on a fairly old
Craftsman that has brand new fuel lines, fuel filter, spark plug, air
filter and Walbro carb. Great video, thanks for posting.
Dragracer64: Thanks for making this video. I thought my poulan needed a carb kit but
all it needed was a new fuel line kit and carb adjustment.With out the
owners manual I wasn't sure which screw did what. Your video took the guess
work out of it . My old saw runs like a champ now .
Rafael Monzon: Hay how do you adjust a 025 stihl chain saw follewed the manual and still
Rick Punkris: Thank you very informative and well done thanks. Rick in Toronto.
Mike Urig: My poulan idles but when you pull the trigger it dies. Also I found that
both screws were 7 full turns out. This saw was only owned by me and no one
else used it. The lines were replaced along with the filter. Any ideas ?
Jordan Berghaus: Another place to look for carb fuel/air mixture adjustment is in the
manual. I know that the Homelite I recently worked on followed a slightly
different procedure. Great video by the way. I will definitely refer to
this video for future adjustments.
Benjamin Walker: Hey Donyboy73 I have a Poulan PB3416 sometimes it runs good other times it
boggs down when i press the throttle. Lately its only been running on full
choke, when I take it off choke it turns off! Do you have any idea what it
Ozane Lampley: Hey i have a poulan chainsaw that i need a new carb for. I can not find one
anywhere. Every site tells me its unavailable. Any ideas on how i can find
one? The chainsaw will not stay running, keeps dieing. I have put on a new
carb kit and it still does the same thing. I think that there is something
wrong/ stuck in the gas ports of the actual carb. can i soak the carb in
something to dissolve the dirt or will i mess up the aluminum?
mike che: Great Video
HANG EM' HIGH: I was given one of these. It ran briefly once in my possession. Now, the
starter cord won't pull. Does that mean the engine is seized (I have never
heard of this on a 2 stroke), or is there something wrong with the cord
mechanism itself? I have been putting this off since I don't yet own any
Torx drivers. What should I do?
Eastendbiilythekid: Nice video man Great advice.
I will try it this time Sober.
Jon Macht: I have a poulan pro 222 chainsaw. It had bad gas in it and the fuel ate up
the fuel lines. I'm trying to replace the lines but can't figure out where
they go. Can you help?
Simon Mures: Hi there Dony, I am a great fan of your videos and was wondering if u could
give me advice on how to start my Craftsman 36CC 16 chainsaw. Good
compression, excellent spark and good quality fuel, yet no ignition. It
just drives me crazy....had no case like this before!!! Any idea would be
of great use! Thanks in advance! Simon
OLDBEAR123456: Ok I got diaphram kit and replaced the diaphrams. It will now start and run
but it is not responsive. Any suggestions.
gemmashane: Thank you your video helped me fix my chainsaw it runs better than you keep
up the good work
MrBeaubonomm: Thank you donyboy73, it now works like a new one! Very useful vid.
CubNole: First of all I love how you store your chainsaws, secondly, I hate Poulan.
I don't know why, but Stihls, Husqvarna's, etc. I can fix in 30 minutes
when it carb/fuel related. Poulan's want to be finicky! I'll get it idling
and running perfectly, under load and all, then after idling perfectly for
5 minutes it will just eat crap and give up on me like it's completely out
of gas but it's not. I'm gonna check the compression now that I think about
donyboy73: one turn out
X80057X: So peak WOT rpm with low trim and then fine tune WOT with high trim? Then
you say use the high trim for idle but if your idle screw is way off, how
do you determine where to set the high trim? And wouldn't that then mess
with your high trim top end adjustment?
donyboy73: a lion, not a kitten..lol
donyboy73: actually these tools are getting hard to find, try amazon
greg bray: hey man you wuldent happen to have an extra poulan wood shark wuld you i
need another one mine is a piece of crap
Logjam5: Don I received an email from Mowers4y regarding the tool: We can no longer
sell the carburetor adjusting tools to anyone who does not have a repair
shop – unfortunately the EPA put forth new regulations in 2012 which make
it illegal for anyone to purchase them who does not have a shop. Could I
purchase one from you? Alan in Alberta
tazztt1: Jeebus man... First we have the 'spelling' police, then we have the
'grammar' police... NOW we have the 'PRO-NUNC-I-A-TION' police. For freak's
SAKE man, can't we all just tend to our OWN flaws?!
asssface2000: anyone ever have a problem with the fuel pick-up tube in a woodshark? mine
was running like a bear now it starts and immediatley dies out. the primer
bulb is sometimes empty sometimes full. it never ran very good on its side.
donyboy73: po lan it is
donyboy73: Hey Forrest!
Vito C: Thanks for the reply .. took the cover off, air filter was lookin
bad,cleaned it up .. the rest looked real good ...turned up the L idle just
a tad ... your videos are great.
donyboy73: Mexican food sounds good!
Wayne Ylen: My Poulan chain saw model PP3516AVX is about 5 years old and I only used
for short jobs once or twice per year. It has a Zema Carb and using about
1-1/2 turns out from fully closed Hi and Lo carb adjustment, it will run
and start ok but when throttle is increased to where secondary throttle
plate opens, it will stall out. It will run fairly fast up to this point
and had decent power, but acts like it's starved for fuel at full throttle
and dies. Any Advice?
donyboy73: you're welcome and thanks for watching!
bill crowley: if the piston and ring show a slight amount of scoring is this a real
problem? is a piston and ring available and reasonable. i pulled the
clyinder off and checked inside the cly and i used somw 800 wet and dry to
smothe out a couple of light roughness and pollished the piston the ring
was carboned up i sprayed it with carb cleaner put it all back together it
fired up.did the carb and will adjust and run tomorow it is about a 1972
model your suggestion bill
les4lifepaul: Yes you want to turn them all the way in, then start backing them off
equally until the saw starts then you can fine tune it for power and idle.
A little bit goes a long way when turning the screws so I only move them
1/4 turn at a time, and even less than that once it starts. Takes some time
and practice, but it is far from rocket science.