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I NEED A NEW DECOMPRESSION VALVE FOR MY CALIFORNIA CHAIN SAW

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  • alankeenano Sep 14, 2009

    MY CHAIN SAW IS A MCCULLOCH CALIFORNIA S/N 02-012344 &THE TOP OF THE DECOMPRESSION VALVE HAS COME OFF, IV,E TRIED GLUEING IT BACK ON BUT JUST KEEPS COMING OFF, THANKS.ALAN KEENAN.

  • dontbother10
    dontbother10 May 11, 2010

    There are about 15 different active manufacturers for chainsaws; each with 5-20 models. Can you be a little more specific? Manufacturer? Model and serial numbers from the makers tag. Lou

  • Ronald Park
    Ronald Park May 11, 2010

    Need make, model and size to assist you properly.

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Posted by dontbother10 on Sep 12, 2009 There are about 15 different active manufacturers for chainsaws; each with 5-20 models. Can you be a little more specific? Manufacturer? Model and serial numbers from the makers tag. Lou
Posted by RonPark on Sep 12, 2009 Need make, model and size to assist you properly.

You must help us if we are to help you!!!

Posted on Sep 13, 2009

Testimonial: "thanks for all your time & help ,alan."

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    dontbother10 Sep 14, 2009

    You still didn't provide a model number. The name "California" is a marketing gimmick and doesn't help when trying to find a IPL. Current model McCullochs can be found here:

    http://www.poulanpro.com/node4027.aspx

    Click "Products"; "Download manuals";

    1. Click (check) "Illustrated Parts Lists (IPL)"

    2. Click (unchecked) "Operators Manuals (OM)"

    3. Change "Select brand" to McCulloch; leave "Type your search query (i.e. product name)" blank and click "Search" - your saw should be on the list that follows. An inspection of your saw will almost certainly find a matching number.

    4. When you find the correct IPL I suggest you print a copy and put it away for future reference.

    McCulloch can also be reached @ 1 (800) 521-8559. If you go this route please have your saw in hand when you call. It will make it easier for both of you.



    I've invested quite a bit of time trying to solve your question. Please invest some of your own by rating my answer. GL

    Lou

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