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Husqvarna 257 tank vent
« on: January 01, 2010, 08:54:14 PM »
Where is it on the tank, near the top on the right side?
It looks like it on the ipl.


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Re: Husqvarna 257 tank vent
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2010, 10:05:46 PM »
I don't own a 257 but that's where the tank vent is located on every other Husky I've ever owned. Hard to get to it, I'm still not sure exactly how to remove the vent piece, but it's there. I have a 346 that I'm parting out and one of the deciding factors to junk it was that DanG tank vent spitting fuel all over me all the time. Maybe I'll take a hammer and chisel and figure out exactly how it is held in there.  ;D

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Re: Husqvarna 257 tank vent
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2010, 10:13:39 PM »
In this area Brian?




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Re: Husqvarna 257 tank vent
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2010, 10:29:41 PM »
Alot of the vents have a white stone appearance cover that is on the out side of the vent , if you use a wood screw and screw it into the white part then pull on it , it will come out of the tank . under it most have a long plastic vent . In the winter in deep snow the white part is known to ice over and freeze so it blocks the air venting off so the saw runs out of fuel. It is worse in deep wet snow than colder dry snow

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Re: Husqvarna 257 tank vent
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2010, 10:55:19 PM »
Thanks Ed, I'll have to try that. :)

Kevin, the tank vent is a tiny little orifice on the top side of the tank opposite the gas cap side. Right about in line with where it is pictured in the IPL.

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Re: Husqvarna 257 tank vent
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2010, 11:55:55 PM »
Rocky some of the vents are on the other side of the tank on some of the husky , Some also come with 2 pieces of the white stone instead of one and once it gets dirty it will cause problems , Alot of the older 371's had 2 and 288's

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Re: Husqvarna 257 tank vent
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2010, 08:37:27 AM »
Thanks guys.

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Re: Husqvarna 257 tank vent
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2010, 08:51:44 AM »
Alot of the vents have a white stone appearance cover that is on the out side of the vent , if you use a wood screw and screw it into the white part then pull on it , it will come out of the tank . under it most have a long plastic vent . In the winter in deep snow the white part is known to ice over and freeze so it blocks the air venting off so the saw runs out of fuel. It is worse in deep wet snow than colder dry snow

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Re: Husqvarna 257 tank vent
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2010, 09:12:18 AM »
was real sick for quite a while with lots of operations but am starting to get better  8)

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Re: Husqvarna 257 tank vent
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2010, 09:27:45 AM »
Good to see you around, last summer Jeff and I where camping we were wondering what had happened to you.
Good to hear you are on the mend. 8)

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Re: Husqvarna 257 tank vent
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2010, 09:36:03 AM »
there has been alot of changes in the last 2 years but things are coming together well for me now , I know I got at least 1 more operation to go but hope that its the last one for a while , I have spent just to much time in the hospital to suit me  8)

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Re: Husqvarna 257 tank vent
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2010, 12:42:16 PM »
Sorry to hear about that Ed, nice to have you back.

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Re: Husqvarna 257 tank vent
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2010, 05:49:46 PM »
I am thinking the tank vent on my Jonsered 630 is plugged too.  After running it for a while it seems to starve for fuel until it dies.  It won't start until you take the fuel cap off to release the pressure.  Being that the saw is nearly the same as some of the older huskies would the vent be in the same place? If not where would it be located?

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Re: Husqvarna 257 tank vent
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2010, 07:08:00 PM »
yes I would bet your tank vent is plugged, I'm not saying it in the same place as different years of saws have different places but it will be on the same side or the other side of the tank,not many can on the top of the tank but some did , most likely you will have to undo the motor mounts from the engine to the tank to make it easy to get at the vent, sure if you jam something in between the tank and crankcase and wedge the two apart you can get to the vent but have seen guys break the mounts and some even break the tank where it mounts to the tank so now you need a new tank , you only need about an inch or so of room to get at the vent

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Re: Husqvarna 257 tank vent
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2010, 09:20:59 PM »
I will possibly get a chance to have a look at it sometime tomorrow if the weather is decent.  Was busy today shovelling my way through some very hard snow drifts that weren't there at dark last night. ;)   May even venture out tonight to putter around if I can't sleep again.   
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Re: Husqvarna 257 tank vent
« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2010, 09:48:52 PM »
I've removed the tank vents on my Husky 55 and 385 XP using a pair of bent, long needle nose pliers.  They push out pretty easily.  You can check if they still  work by running a little compressed air into the tube end.  If you can't hear it coming out the white filter end, it's plugged.  They are pretty cheap in any case, so change it if you think it's bad. 

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Re: Husqvarna 257 tank vent
« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2010, 09:58:58 PM »
Are you pushing it out from inside the tank or pulling it from the outside?

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Re: Husqvarna 257 tank vent
« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2010, 07:54:49 AM »
the plastic long vent piece is easy to get out most times , just stick a slot screwdriver that is a touch smaller than the hole in the vent and cock the screwdriver sideways so it grabs a hold of the vent and pull out and most times the vent pops out, the wood screw is to get that white stone part they put in the saw after the vent tube was put in 

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Re: Husqvarna 257 tank vent
« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2010, 08:42:16 AM »
Ed, what is the white stone, is it nylon?

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Re: Husqvarna 257 tank vent
« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2010, 09:55:26 AM »
Sorry, yes, I push the vent out by reaching the pliers into the tank.  It's quick and easy once you have a pair of bent nose pliers that reach in there.   


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