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Nitram745

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That’s a different saw than the OP has, yours being a Poulan 3700 painted red & labeled Craftsman, definitely not a Roper.

You’re lucky in that parts are readily available for that one.Try 358.354830 for a Sears parts list & owners manual, I’m not sure what’s up with your label model number.

I see you started a new thread about cold start issues.
Thank you!
 
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Thank you!
That’s a totally different saw than the OP has, yours being a Poulan 3700 painted red & labeled Craftsman, definitely not a Roper.

You’re lucky in that parts are readily available for that one.Try 358.354830 for a Sears parts list & owners manual, I’m not sure what’s up with your label model number.

I see you started a new thread about cold start issues, but you will get a lot more replies if you post in the “Nik’s Poulan Thread” sticky thread.
Thank you for the information!
 
Nitram745

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That’s a totally different saw than the OP has, yours being a Poulan 3700 painted red & labeled Craftsman, definitely not a Roper.

You’re lucky in that parts are readily available for that one.Try 358.354830 for a Sears parts list & owners manual, I’m not sure what’s up with your label model number.

I see you started a new thread about cold start issues, but you will get a lot more replies if you post in the “Nik’s Poulan Thread” sticky thread.
Thanks for the information!
 
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Are you choking it when cold engine? I've used gas additives like "Seafoam" in both 2&4 stroke engines to help clean out fuel tanks that sit in out buildings over the winter. My saws, mowers, tractors & motorcycles have all liked the "Drygas" type additives as well as Stabil. Before Stabil I had a lot of fuel cleanout work.
Checkout the guy who has a Youtube shop, explains everything with video. He drinks a beer and is entertaining. Someone here knows the guy. I think he's from Canada and has a Stihl banner.
 
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Are you choking it when cold engine? I've used gas additives like "Seafoam" in both 2&4 stroke engines to help clean out fuel tanks that sit in out buildings over the winter. My saws, mowers, tractors & motorcycles have all liked the "Drygas" type additives as well as Stabil. Before Stabil I had a lot of fuel cleanout work.
Checkout the guy who has a Youtube shop, explains everything with video. He drinks a beer and is entertaining. Someone here knows the guy. I think he's from Canada and has a Stihl banner.
Thank you! I do follow that guy on YouTube that you mentioned! Yes, I think it's a fuel problem... Carb and fuel lines are clean... New spark plug and fresh premium fuel (32:1) and still having hard time starting it.... I'm going to look at some more options.... Thanks!
 

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I've also learned it's easier to buy the cheap knock off carbs than rebuild the originals. I think I paid less than $20 for the whole fuel package (carb & line w/filter) and new air filter for an old 026. It's worked fine for a year now. It came from a USA seller off Ebay shipping included. Came in a few days, no long China shipping.
Have you squirted a little gas right in the carb when it's cold? I do that with a couple old saws without primer bulbs. Easier than yanking 10 or more times with my bad back. Cover is easy to put back on quickly. Good luck
 
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I've also learned it's easier to buy the cheap knock off carbs than rebuild the originals. I think I paid less than $20 for the whole fuel package (carb & line w/filter) and new air filter for an old 026. It's worked fine for a year now. It came from a USA seller off Ebay shipping included. Came in a few days, no long China shipping.
Have you squirted a little gas right in the carb when it's cold? I do that with a couple old saws without primer bulbs. Easier than yanking 10 or more times with my bad back. Cover is easy to put back on quickly. Good luck
Thank you!
 
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