Tip & How-To about Miscellaneous
My chainsaw was erratic. Sometimes it started and ran just fine and at other times it just refused to start or died as I raised it to cut a limb. What I finally realized is that chainsaws are different than other 2 cycles engine devices - they have to work at many different angles (including straight up). For that reason, the fuel filter that is in the gas tank is weighted to keep it at the bottom of the gas tank as you raise and/or lower the chainsaw.
On my Mccullough, the gas line broke right at the weighted filter, allowing the gas line to flop around. That's why it was erratic and died when I raised it to cut a limb. So, if you have erratic operation, take a minute to check your gas filter and be sure it's still attached to the gas line......
Posted by ivstamp on
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