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The fuel line is rotted and the fuel filter fell off (along with parts of the rotted fuel line). How is this best repaired?

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    A McCulloch model 3818AV

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    what type of saw do you have{ name and model #



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Take a piece of the old hose to a parts store. Buy new line and cut to the same length as the old line and replace it.

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You can try to match the fuel hose with a replacement piece from an auto supply or you can order a new part. I think you will find this site helpfull

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