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Poulin chainsaw I put bar oil in the gas tank

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No big deal people do it all the time - drain the oil out best you can then put some gas in and shake the saw to mix it up . now drain that fuel and put in fresh - if the saw doesnt fire up you may need to remove spark plug and crank over to remove any oil if it got into the cyl - try to start again - if still wont fire up remove air cleaner and put some fuel directly into carb . I use a pump type oil can to put fuel in carb - once it fires keep it running on high till it stops smoking then reassemble air cleaner - this should solve your prob . keep me informed enginedoc

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