Hi and first off thanks to Hobby Talk for hosting this forum. It has given me the courage to start trying to fix my slightly used and non running Poulan 18" wild thing chainsaw - model 2375 type 1
It won't even THINK about starting
I've looked through the forum and the archives and have gone through the following steps:
*spark ok and new plug
*new gas mixture
*cleaned air filter
*no cracks or kinks in feul lines or primer bulb
*no real fuel filter on this model, just a fuel pick up assembly
*nothing blocking exhaust
*roughly checked cylinder intake pressure with finger with carb off
My question is whether you guys think this could be the problem: After taking the carburator off, I noticed the gasket between the cylinder and the carb was torn (partially removed) on the right hand side of the carb assembly, all the way from the screw hole outward. The gasket is perfectly intact immediately around the actual cylinder intake, just outside the screw hole... (email
me if you want an image representation of the gasket)
Would a tear in this location cause the compression of the cylinder intake to be lessened causing the carb diaphram to not suck in the gas/air into the cylinder?
Now I'm not 100% sure the gasket was like this before I hit problems, or if tearing it was a result of taking the carb off during these tests. That made me think to ask the experts here.
Thanks in advance