Tip & How-To about Poulan Garden
If you were like me, you can't find anything specific on the Poulan 2050 fuel line routing. However, I have just completed this task successfully and this applies to an engine that has a Walbro carburetor, with an inlet at the top right and bottom left. The smaller diameter tubing which runs from the tank and is connected to the fuel filter in the tank goes to the nipple which is on the top of the carburetor, period. There are two lines running to the primer bulb and one goes to the bottom left side of the carburetor and one goes to the line running into the tank. If you have an original primer, the lines on the primer itself may not be marked, so you may have to switch them around to get them right. When they are right, fuel should travel from the tank, up the small diameter fuel line, through the carburetor and the excess goes back into the tank through the primer. Simply switching these lines around on the primer will solve the problem. An easy test is to remove the supply line (the one that comes from the filter) from the carb nipple and pump the primer. If gas comes out, then you have it right. To replace the actual fuel line and filter is easy enough as well if you cut the end of the small line on a diagonal of about 2" or more so that it easily slips through the hole in the upper part of the tank. Then simply grab it with a pair of needle nose pliers and pull it down slowly until you can feed it using your left hand to pull, right hand to thread. I am not a mechanic but this is exactly how I did it. Hopefully this simple description is helpful and yes, the nipples on the carburetor are repectfully input and output but determining which is which is not often easy, so that is why I specifically talk to a Poulin 2050 model. Now replacing the trigger assembly is another matter which I need to learn about.
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