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Poulan 14" chainsaw, fuel coming out of fuel cap vent

When saw is running fuel is squirting out of the vent hole on the fuel cap. Saw continue to runs but fuel continues to come out of vent hole.

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The fuel cap has a rubber check valve in the top. This check valve allows air to enter the tank so fuel can flow. Much like the vent on your gas can. Sounds like the check valve in the cap is stiffening and not flexing. Best bet is to buy a new cap. Most caps like that sell for less than $3.

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Rick if you are sure it is fuel related issue, does sound like it may be running out of fuel. Check the fuel filter in the gas tank and replace, also check the fuel tank cap as the vent in it may be plugged,which will cause this issue.
A similar issue to this, is when the muffler screen gets plugged with carbon on some models. Check the attached links,instruction and guides, Good luck
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Diagram of fuel lines from tank to primer to carb and back to tank for a poulan 2050 chainsaw.

clip_image002.gifFuel components are onthe "Engine Assembly" & "Handle, Chassis, & BarAssembly" detail pages.
Replacement fuel lines can be found at yourlocal chainsaw seller/mechanic. They are different diameters.

Fuel Line Replacement
  • The hose in the tank with the filter on the free end connects directly to the carburetor input connection.
  • If the saw is equipped with a primer bulb, the output line from the carburetor connects to the suction side of the primer (once the bulb is collapsed it draws fuel from the tank through the carburetor to refill the bulb as it inflates).
  • The pressure side of the primer returns displaced fuel to the tank as it is depressed.

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Check your all of fuel lines for cracks / air leaks especially near any fittings. Also check the primer bulb (if installed) for any pin holes. The symptom you describe is either caused by fuel starvation or the introduction of air into the fuel system. Also check inside the gas tank looking at the fuel pick up tube END / strainer for debris. Make sure that the gas cap remains vented. If some one has placed plastic over the fuel tank fill hole and then the gas cap it will perform as you stated. This model also has a mini fuel filter that can be clogged causing fuel starvation.

See this link:
There is a fuel line item A7 and a tank purge device item A6 that is often where the air leak presents itself.
The primer bulb item B14 and the purge line B13 are also a major source of air introduction.

Once you get the feul system sealed again by repair of the fuel lines or replacement of the primer bulb you should be back in the wood cutting business again WITHOUT making carb aadjustments.

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Same same for me as well ..need to rebuild a small engine

sorta fun on a small engine you can do it at kitchen table with your wife playinf solitare OR get a tV table and rebuild it on the porch

poor start scalled port good catch on your part to notice scorch

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There are no hard and fast settings.
The initial starting point "H" and "L" are 1.5 turns CCW from lightly seated.
The"T" adjustment enters here too (idle speed) and there is initial setting without a tach, depending on age may not be any initial "T" setting.
The "L" needle is primarily idle performance (not speed) and acceleration to full throttle.
The "H" is mostly performance at speed, but all are interconnected.

Fresh mix of fuel. Put ALL of the old mix in any 4 cycle and start new. I suggest 50:1 regardless of what your manual says. This is the best performance adjustment I have found.
Carburetor Adjustment by
  • CW is leaner; to lean will destroy the saw. If over tightened closed (CW) the adjustment screw faces are easily marred; marred adjustments are difficult to impossible to set properly.
  • Clean the air filter; adjusting with a dirty filter can cause a run lean condition once cleaned and the saw run.
  • Clean the spark arrestor and muffler; if the saw cannot exhale it cannot inhale.
  • There are 2 wav (sound - idle & full - may not be highlighted) files that I find most helpful, I think you will too.
If push comes to shove a local saw shop (I prefer Stihl mechanics and do not own a Stihl) should be considered.

If you have more questions or need additional help please reply below and I will get back to you. Thank you for using FixYa and Good Luck. HTH

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