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Carb. connector hose to air filter keeps melting.

I have a poulan 3314 chain saw. behind the air filter there is a one inch hose connector to the carb, this keeps melting or breaking from heat and when i use finger throttle it kills engine when it adds to much air to fuel.

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  • Dave Dec 21, 2011

    The Part is a Tube Intake Hose. i too have seen these crack and deteriorate over time. I'm not sure if there is anything you can do about it. Nature of these beasts. Go Stihl and you will not regret it.



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There should be only two small diameter hoses (lines) that connect to the carburetor--one comes from the fuel filter in the tank and the other connects to the primer bulb. If either of these is melting/breaking from heat, someone has replaced them with inferior rubber/plastic tubing or you have some serious engine heat problems! Buy the correct lines from a Poulan saw dealer and replace the junk. If you had that much heat, it would have seized the piston in the engine. After the lines have been replaced, check the fuel filter, air filter, and muffler for plugging. Start the engine and after warm up, open the throttle fully. It should 4-stroke but immediately 2-stroke when cutting. If it 2-strokes at all times, then the 'H' jet needle may need to be adjusted. Don't ignore this as it causes overheating, low power, and possible engine damage. Hope this helps!

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