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Author Topic: Picked up a Power Mac 310 yesterday  (Read 3364 times)

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Picked up a Power Mac 310 yesterday
« on: March 28, 2004, 10:17:03 AM »
I just got a McCulloch Power Mac 310 chainsaw yesterday, I cleaned it up sharpened the chain, put a new fuel filter in, and checked the carb plus changed a few gaskets in it. I still cant get it to start and stay running for more than 30 seconds, It looked like it had been sitting for a little while as there was a bit of liquid varnish in the carb and more in the gas tank, it came right out of the carb with a piece of tubing on the inlet and outlet tube connections and me blowing some air in the carb with the diaphragm out.Oh and some FRESH 32:1 gas mix in the tank.
Does anyone know why the drive sprocket on this model is made to look like a cross between a spur and a rim? I have the original bar, chain and sprocket on this little thing and they have seen little use, although the last tree this thing was used in was a pine judging by the scent given off when I sharpened the chain. theres even almost ALL of the original paint on the bar, plus a PRO style oregon 91 chain on it. its a 13" bar. What do I do to make it run and STAY running?  All advice is greatly appreciated. I asked you guys first because I was only about 3 when these saws were in production, but you guys have the age and knowledge that I dont have on these saws so I ask you to save time and get the right answers. Thanks everyone.
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Re: Picked up a Power Mac 310 yesterday
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2004, 10:47:16 AM »
What carb is it?

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Re: Picked up a Power Mac 310 yesterday
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2004, 12:47:23 PM »
Walbro WT 52 I think.
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Re: Picked up a Power Mac 310 yesterday
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2004, 12:57:13 PM »
The initial adjustments for the idle and high speed is one turn from a lightly seated position.
Do you have fuel and spark at the plug?

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Re: Picked up a Power Mac 310 yesterday
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2004, 01:32:04 PM »
I have both in the cylinder. I also have compression. YOu could pull to oyur hearts content and it wouldnt start as it is.
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Re: Picked up a Power Mac 310 yesterday
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2004, 02:37:03 PM »
It might be the way you're attempting to start it, defective choke, bad carb.
Could be a bad seal on the crankcase.
Intake manifold leaking.

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Re: Picked up a Power Mac 310 yesterday
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2004, 03:13:00 PM »
I just had it running for about 3 minutes. I'm thinking carb rebuild, because I didnt try that yet. Thanks for the suggestions Kevin.
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