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Where does the tubing go from the carb to the tank

The tubing from my fuel filter to the priming bulb and the carburator has disintegrated. Where does the tubing go from the carb to the tank and priming bulb?

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  • Dan Todd May 11, 2010

    Brand and model please

  • Dan Todd May 11, 2010

    Which saw and model number?

  • Jim Parker
    Jim Parker May 11, 2010

    Do you still need help with your fuel lines?

    Jim


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Clarification Request
Posted by sirwriter on Jun 10, 2009
Brand and model please
Posted by sirwriter on Jun 02, 2009
Which saw and model number?
Posted by #1 Taper on May 29, 2009
Do you still need help with your fuel lines?
Jim


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