Question about Poulan Garden
The cap does absorb the gas and it does swell. You might want to try putting the cap in the freezer for 5 or 10 minutes. It worked for me and the cap went on real easy. no problems
Posted on Sep 28, 2010
I literally **** my pants trying to take the cap off my poulan p4018wtl,, not once but twice
Posted on Mar 31, 2010
Are you storing it with fuel in the tank? You don't provide a model number. I suspect she is a little long of tooth. The vented fuel cap didn't have to deal with the ethanol added to most fuels today. My Pioneer fuel cap swelled when I put her away wet, now I grunt a little removing it. A new fuel cap may only solve this problem for a short while. Isn't ethanol wonderful? Fuel line replacement is next. HTH
Posted on Nov 19, 2009
I have a Jonsered with the same problem, I think it's the ethanol. A friend says his Stihl cap swelled tight too, I also have 2 Husqvarna saws ]one is 25 years old] ,but no problem with them. I removed the rubber seal from the Jonserred cap
and lightly brushed the threads with a Nyalox wheel [abrasive inpregnated nylon].
It worked fine for a while, but has swelled up again. I noticed the interior of the fuel tank is developing cracks also. I think I'll brush it again, remove the fuel filter and line, degrease everything and try to seal the tank and the cap with something that isn't affected by gasoline or alcohol.
They have been putting ethanol in gasoline long enough that the chainsaw manufacturers should have corrected the problems, and offering new caps for their saws.
I suspect we will find out that they are putting profit before doing what is right for the people who purchase their products.
To cut down on the other problems ethanol causes, I started using StarTron Enzyme Fuel treatment. The manufacturer Starbright, says if the carb is gummed -up their product will even clean that out. If anyone is interested in more information their web address is www.starbright.com.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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