Originally Posted by dboyd351
The carb rebuild kit might very well fix your problem with drawing fuel. The diaphragms that pump fuel in many saws go bad with age or from exposure to ethanol. Replacing it may solve your fuel flow problems. If not, try a new fuel line and filter.
The fuel line is should be okay. I shot some carb cleaner down the line from the carb inlet fitting and it sent bubbles up from the bottom of the tank so I know its clear and open. This saw has been sitting dry since at least 2003 so I'd say the diaphragms have seen better days. It wouldn't even pop when I shot some starting fluid into it. It will pop when you tip the saw up towards you and let some gas in but that's all you get.
I'm really hoping that this will get the saw started. If not I've got a shop that I've talked to that has a guy that worked on these back in the day that would be interested in taking it on.
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