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I just replaced the piston ring on my poulan chainsaw it now has good compression but im not getting any gas to the piston area and if i shoot starting fluid to it. it dont even hit and try to start. i have checked and it is firing.

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The engine is not sealed properly
check the gasket(seal glue)at crankshaft and other gaskets
check the carburator,clean it,inside there is a fine gas filter,check the needle,the diafragm,the fuel pump,the gas tube from the gas tank and the gas filter from inside the tank.

regards Mihai71

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