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I have an old (I believe at least 25 year old) Remington chainsaw purchased at Sears. When it runs, it runs great but I am having trouble adjusting the High, Low and Idle screws. Could you please advise me on how to properly adjust these. I guess I have to screw them all the way in and then back them off but I am unsure how much to turn each screw out. Thanks for your help - long live my lovely old Remington. Fran Kelly fdk356C@msn.com

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Remember always to never exceed the limits of the plastic limiters during adjustments and do the adjustments once the engine is warm.

For the idle screws increase the richness but watch out for flood coming in early in the starting process. If this happens then the idle is too rich or the engine has low speed.

You can adjust the idle speed by turning the screw all the way in to the stop and then back out around 4 1/2 turns which should be a good place sto start. You can then do minor adjustments after.

You can adjust the fast idle until the engine runs without the chains moving. Adjust clockwise to increase speed and counter clockwise to decrease. Have the engine accelerate and watch for stumbling and smoke then fo to the low speed mixture for further adjustments.

For the low speed mixture turn clockwise with 1/16 turns as increments. Remember to keep 1/16 turns at a time. Adjustments for this screw is more sensitive and you may miss a turn which may be more effective.

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