If you haven't used the saw in a year or two, it wouldn't hurt. But if gas has been in for that long, the jets may be clogged and if so, the carb will need cleaning. I also mentioned the air filter. I've seen mine heavily clogged with saw dust. My current saw is a Husqvarna, but years ago I had a Sthil, and both had been hard starting when cold. But once warm, they both started on one pull. Neither had a primer bulb, which seems to be a fairly recent addition to two-cycle engines. Every other two-cycle I have today has the primer bulb, and I really think it's a great design improvement.I have a spark,
should i empty the fuel and try fresh?
Hey Tops, 10-4 on the start action, drop and pull, have you messed with any of the newer Poulans that have the extra spring in the recoil assembly? EVERYONE is a guarenteed one pull rope braker, what junk, why do they mess with something that has worked so well for so long, I've been converting them back to the old style recoil cause nobody is able to start the sorry SOB's the way their set up nowI learned the hard way with my 021 / 210 those chainsaws you really have
to yank on that cord, hard to describe because it's not like pull-starting a
mower since it takes less muscle but the key to it is that it has to come out quick.
Almost like a jabbing motion but in reverse, a jerking like motion of sorts.
I hate it but once you get used to it then it's not so bad,
mine almost always start now
Also I run 93 octane in them, if that makes a difference.
Well, of course you won't even think of sawing wood without a new air filter installed, will you? Like I mentioned before, they do get clogged after a while. How many hours do you think you have on this if I may ask?UPDATE!!!!!!!!
I got it started!
I changed the gas
Then pulled the spark and tried to start w/o the spark plug
put the plug back in
took out air filter
and it fired right up
turned it off, put the air filter back in, will not start so i took it out and it fired right up
I doubt if it'll be a problem if you are just running it as you have already done, but if you start to saw wood with it and the chain is sharp, there will be a lot of saw dust in the air that would get sucked up by the engine. That dust-infected intake air would go through the carburetor, of course, and if that happens, then you may have some real problems. Just don't do it.I am not sure as it was given to me by my grandfater
It is going to the shop to get the chain sharpened and a new air filter
what will runnig it without one do to the engine?