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Poulon Wildthing 18" Gas Chain Saw

Machine starts and runs well but after a minute or two of running full speed it slows to half throttle. Its not the load, it runs at half throttle when I pull it out. A few pumps on the trigger and it comes back to full speed, but soon slows down again. Seems like its running out of fuel. Any suggestions would be appreciated. **** B

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  • DickScroggs Sep 21, 2008

    Wild Thing boogs down after running a high speed for a minute or two. Acts the same even without load. Do not have information on the adjustment of H and L carb adjusts that I think is the problem

  • Anonymous Oct 04, 2008

    the same thing happens with mine

  • cavemedic Oct 06, 2008

    My Poulan  starts like new, runs fine at idle,  skips a little when reving then revs up and runs fine at high speed.  Touch a log with the chair however, and it stalls right out.


    Can't find a vent hole in the fuel cap.  Anyone know how Poulan vents the tank?  Its a Poulan 295

  • waltnvon Nov 26, 2008

    On my Poulon Wild Thing, fuel is getting to the carb and the primer pumps fuel OK, but the fuel never gets from carburetor inlet to the intake port of the cylinder. I get spark on end of cable and at the plug electrode, but it won't start and the spark plug stays dry with no smell of gas in cylinder even after prolonged starting attempts at full choke. Compression test says 55 psi, and I feel slight suction at the intake port with carb off. Disassembled and cleaned carb thoroughly and that did NOT help. It wont even start spraying starter fluid into the carb throat. Any ideas?????

  • cavemedic May 11, 2010

    No duckbill in the fuel cap and it has never been replaced.  I bought the saw new.  My  son was using it while I was out of town and he says it was running fine, then all of a sudden, it developed this problem.  I am still thinking it is not venting.  Any ideas on what else could cause the problem?

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Some Poulans vent thru a fuel line going from the tank to the carburetor. Some vent thru the cap but eventually the duck bill valve starts leaking fuel. Then I suspect some people change that cap to one without a vent, which causes the problem you are describing.

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