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Fuel Line Deteriorated

I have an old Homelite XL101 chain saw that ran great. Gradually it began to lose power. Over time the fuel line in the fuel tank deteriorated. Is replacement fuel line available as well as a new part for the end of the fuel line (it's a weight and possibly a filter that keeps the fuel line in fuel as the saw may be in different positions)?

Can anyone provide part numbers, availability, etc.?

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  • jimgiffin1 Apr 08, 2009

    Many thanks for the suggestions. I was finally able to secure parts on line from Pat's Small Engine Repair and prices were very reasonable. Thay have fuel line, fuel line weights and wrap filters etc. I replaced the fuel line as suggested in the fixya response. Then had to pull the cover off the top of the carb to clean old fuel line residue out of inlet screen. Second pull this aged machine roared to life. Thanks again. Much appreciated.

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The piese on the end of the fuel line is a pickup filter. if you can blow thru it, then it is still good and you dont have to replace it, but if you want to, you can get them and the fuel line from your local small engine shop. if you have a menards or home depot in your area they ussually carry the line & filters aswell. you will need to take a piese of the old line with you, so you can match the size. the line going into the tank usually seal due to the hole being smaller than the plastic hose, which makes feeding it interresting. i just heat a 1/4 inch or so of the end just enough to stretch it out. this causes the diameter to shrink,then melt the tip& roll it into a point. as you feed it thru, use a couple drops of oil so it pulls easy and does'nt stretch(which will effect the seal). pull enough hose thru so that the filter will lay flat in the bottom right hand corner (as looking from rear of saw toward the tip of the chain) of the tank. this ensures that you pickup fuel when you tip the saw on its side.

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