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Old 05-23-2009, 06:31 PM   post #1 of 8
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Default 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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Old 05-23-2009, 06:40 PM   post #2 of 8
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Default Re: Poulan Wild Thing, can you adjust the idle???

yes carb has seals chain saw shop can adjusted the carb special tool to adjust the carb after the saw will be great to used it will not be the same saw and be easy to start and you will gain power too there a great saw when ajusted properly and not expencive to do it just finding one that can
factory setting is too lean there is two jets to adjust also saw will last longer
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Old 05-25-2009, 04:59 AM   post #3 of 8
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Default 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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Old 05-25-2009, 07:50 AM   post #4 of 8
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Default 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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Old 06-11-2009, 12:31 AM   post #5 of 8
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Default 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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Old 06-12-2009, 01:08 PM   post #6 of 8
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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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Old 06-12-2009, 07:46 PM   post #7 of 8
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Default 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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Old 06-12-2009, 09:21 PM   post #8 of 8
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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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