Homelite 955V1 2-Stroke Engine Running Problem
Hi, I recently acquired an old Homelite 955V1 2-Stroke (2 cycle) chainsaw which does not look like it has been used very much..
It had been unused for many years.
When I got it off the previous owner it was running OK.
I used it continuesly for approx 5 hours with no problems.
I then left it for 2 weeks and when I started it it stopped after about 20 seconds, and then would not run again.
I took the carburettor apart and cleaned it out and the diaphram etc all looked OK.
I replaced the fuel lines with new.
There is a good spark but it still will not run.
If I remove the spark plug and put some petrol in it will run for a few seconds but then stops.
When starting it this way the fuel line filled up with petrol.
If the crankshaht oil seals needed replacing would it still start by putting petrol in the plug hole ?
I have little experience of 2-strke engines so any ideas what could be wrong would be much appreciated.