XL2 Homelite Chainsaw

hewerman1June 1, 2012

My 35 yr old saw was in need of a carburetor kit and I installed a new one in it. I was careful to place the new gaskets back exactly as they came out. Put it back together, it started right up and idled fine but at high speed it sounded like it was flooding and has a severe lack of power. No matter what I do to the H-Low jets it continued to flood and the black spark plug was testament to a rich setting.

What do you think is wrong with it?

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1. Did you do a major/minor carb cleaning before the gaskets (even though that w/n the task)?
2. I feel some debris is affecting your needle/seat causing richness. Did you check for contaminated fuel?
3. I feel you'll have to go back, verify all is clean with compressed cleaner or compressed air and cleaner (with high/low screws removes).
4. The little needle/seat is a pain, I go straight for it for inspections/cleaning with some conditions.

Good Luck

    Bookmark   June 2, 2012 at 10:39AM
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