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Poulan Wild Thing and Wood Shark Saws try to run, but stall down.

Both saws have run well for years. Started to have carb problems with both. Rebuilt carbs on both saws, would run ok for awhile. Replaced fuel lines, new plugs never got any better. Purchased a new carb for both saws, thought they just had worn out carbs. With a new carb the Wild Thing run good for a few days. Now with a new carb they will both crank and try to run, but act like they are sucking air or have a crack in the case. Have the Wood Shark took a part, have not found anything. Cold they be sucking air at the base gaskets or at the bearings? Are they a rebuild kit? Would it cost more than the saws are worth?

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They could be sucking gas from the base gasket, head gasket or the bearings. Also, Check your flywheel very wheel and your armuter, if either are rusty then they need some sand paper to help create spark. There are rebuild kits and they are cheap. I always tell my customers to fix there older machines cause the new ones are **** and they leak everywhere and if anything brakes they are REALLY expensive to repair. You can get a rebuild kit whole machine for about 65 dollars

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