OK...I'll try and make this as short as possible. I have a 4 yr old Poulan wild thing chainsaw...used probably 30 hours at most. It's always been a great saw until this year when it started having idling problems. It cranked a little harder, ran fine, but would not idle...just shut off as soon as you released the trigger and it reached idle. Then it just wouldn't crank at all. Here's what I did at first..cleaned the air filter, changed the spark plug, checked the 4 crankcase bolts for tightness, made sure it has fresh gas at 40:1, changed the fuel filter, checked the plug for spark, checked fuel lines for cracks and leakage, cleaned the flywheel (a little emery board to remove film on armature). No dice...wouldn't crank. Took the carb off and tore it down, cleaned every nook and cranny with small engine spray carb cleaner, checked all the gaskets and diaphragm looked good, needle looked good. I only took out the low needle valve and cleaned it's hole though. It was only set at 3/4 turns out from factory so that's where it went back. First time after putting it all back together it sputtered on full choke after 3 pulls...closed choke 1/2 way and it started. Ran like a screaming banjie until I would release the trigger to idle...then died. It's not a long drawn out thing like it's flooding it just dies. Ok i say I need to cut some wood in the morning and this will have to do...try to start it this morning and it's back to the no start situation. Pulled and pulled until I finally got it started and it runs at all speeds rough. Had the air cleaner off and it was spitting out particles of gas from the carb as it ran at all speeds. :freak: I'm at wits end with this thing...any suggestions??????????