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post #1 of 8 Old 05-23-2009, 07:31 PM Thread Starter
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Poulan Wild Thing, can you adjust the idle???

After all the schooling I've recieved I spent several hours cleaning, sharpening the chain, new spark plug and air filter, filed and reversed the bar and on and on.

It still is an absolute bear to start, won't idle... Any tips???

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post #2 of 8 Old 05-23-2009, 07:40 PM
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Re: Poulan Wild Thing, can you adjust the idle???

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Re: Poulan Wild Thing, can you adjust the idle???

Most likely it's your high/low RPM mixture screws, needs some tweakin' good luck!
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Re: Poulan Wild Thing, can you adjust the idle???

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Most likely it's your high/low RPM mixture screws, needs some tweakin' good luck!

I'll assume they are the two next to each other, what is the one screw above them for?

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Re: Poulan Wild Thing, can you adjust the idle???

If it simply idles too low you can easily adjust the throttle stop to open the butterfly a bit more. I've owned a bunch of Poulans and they tend to idle way too low from the factory. Heres how I do it. Start the saw and cut a few logs to get it good and warmed up. Using the appropriate size screwdriver, turn the idle stop screw in until the engine speeds up enough to just start turning the chain. Then back it off some so that you have a smooth idle with no chain movement.

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Using the appropriate size screwdriver, turn the idle stop screw in until the engine speeds up enough to just start turning the chain. Then back it off some so that you have a smooth idle with no chain movement.
Looking at the saw there are 3 screws I could adjust. One on top marked "T" or the two side by side marked "L" and "H".

Which one are you referring to??

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Re: Poulan Wild Thing, can you adjust the idle???

He is referring to the "T" screw, it adjusts the base rpm speed ot the saw. The low speed and high speed screws are to adjust the air/fuel mixture of the saws varying rpms.
So, to adjust your "T" screw, assuming you high speed is running ok and your low speed is ok, run the saw about half throttle, gently ease off the throttle, wait for it to come close to dying out then start adjusting your "T" screw to get the base speed. note set it low enough that it won't engage the clutch and move the chain.
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He is referring to the "T" screw, it adjusts the base rpm speed ot the saw. The low speed and high speed screws are to adjust the air/fuel mixture of the saws varying rpms.
So, to adjust your "T" screw, assuming you high speed is running ok and your low speed is ok, run the saw about half throttle, gently ease off the throttle, wait for it to come close to dying out then start adjusting your "T" screw to get the base speed. note set it low enough that it won't engage the clutch and move the chain.

Thanks Lawnboy! I'll be on it in the AM!


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