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Craftsman 42cc plug gap

Post in 'The Gear' started by mayhem, Nov 12, 2010.

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  1. mayhem

    mayhem Minister of Fire

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    Googled a bit and I am unable to find the answer.

    Just picked up a replacement plug for my old reliable craftsman 18" 42cc saw, had it apart for new spring isolators for the handle as mine finally vibrated themselves into several pieces and decided to do a basic tuneup and clenaing. I spritzed the carb with some gumout, put in a new air filter and dropped in the new plug. Got it all back together and of course now it won't fire. I got it to stumble for a second on the first start attempt, but beyond that it doesn't wanna go. I do not know the correct gap so I figured I'd check here. I beleive its basically a Poulan 42cc saw with a green craftsman case on it.

    Any thoughts?

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  2. ROBERT F

    ROBERT F Minister of Fire

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    .025 or so is the most common gap. more info is needed to find recommended gap. what model/serial number is the saw? what year? http://www.sparkplugs.com/ found this site very helpfull. good luck!
  3. mayhem

    mayhem Minister of Fire

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    Model number 358350480. Serial number 01190d102682. Bought new in 97 I think.

    I will check that site, thanks.
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