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Warning to would be carb tuners.

Discussion in 'Chainsaw Stickies' started by Blisters, May 16, 2016.

  1. Blisters

    Blisters ArboristSite Operative

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    Strato carbs are as fickle as a grouchy wife. If u are not very familiar with them, and had some one teach u a few things... Just don't mess with it.
     
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    Blisters ArboristSite Operative

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    That is why I am starting a thread on carb tuning. Any pros that want to weigh in give advice, or laugh at me and the other struggling tuners, welcome.
     
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    logeeland ArboristSite Operative

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    How so and what issues have you run into?
     
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    Blisters ArboristSite Operative

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    Had it running pretty good. Started trying to adjust the high screw to get it to four stroke. Made a 1/8 turn it stroked a lil so I give it another 1/16 turn out. Had to stop to help my 3yr old when I came back won't idle won't barely crank, returned adjustment still no go.
     
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    Maybe the carb is bad? Most carbs will work if you set the adjustment to the recommended position.
     
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    Blisters ArboristSite Operative

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    It's a ported saw. That's a no go.
     
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    Blisters ArboristSite Operative

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    IMG_20160407_175550794.jpg It's not ported a lot but enough to make a big difference. IMG_20160407_175726470.jpg
     
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    3rd attempt on my ported poulan was a success. Went back to basics. Re-gaped coil with a sheet of paper folded in half.
    Pulled 3 times and removed plug to check if was wet with gas. Turned low serew back. Repeated this process till plug looked somewhat dry, only moist. Then another 1/16 of a turn. Started on 3rd pull after last adjustment. Only needed a lil fine tuning then, and idle ajusted. Running very good. Cutts like beaver teeth.
     

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