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I can't believe I did it

Post in 'The Gear' started by HDRock, May 11, 2013.

  1. HDRock

    HDRock Minister of Fire

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    I put the lime in the coconut, and it wouldn't start up;lol
    The fluids on the little Echo are AS$ backwards , yes I put oil in the gas tank , gas in the oil.;em
    Straightened it out and got it running though :oops:
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  2. swagler85

    swagler85 Minister of Fire

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    Not cool, but glad you got it straight
  3. Gark

    Gark Minister of Fire

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    Ya, I've done that. The two tanks are opposite positions on my two saws. No harm, all's well.
  4. HDRock

    HDRock Minister of Fire

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    Hay there Gark, SW Michigan, Gona get cold tonight :eek:
    Take a look here Free Maple Firewood Oakland County MI, maybe U R interested or not
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  5. Sean McGillicuddy

    Sean McGillicuddy Burning Hunk

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    <> been there and done that too!
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  6. TreePointer

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    If you saw long enough, you'll get around to doing it all--fluids in wrong tank, chain on backwards, crushed saw, pinched bar, among other goofs. Just check them off the list as you go.

    I've done all of the above, except I'm waiting to squish a saw with a monster tree trunk or have a tractor run over it. I got the bar oil in the fuel tank on the second day of having my new saw:

    [​IMG]
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  7. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    I did that, works good to clean out the oil tank ;)
    I ran it till it quit, :confused:

    Little 14 craftsman bailed me out, was able to finish up with it.

    Next day it started hard, but ran well, little smoky at first though LOL :)
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  8. HDRock

    HDRock Minister of Fire

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    IT only took about 15 min to straighten it out and get it running, rinsed the oil out of the gas tank, put in fresh gas , smoked a little but, limbed the tree with it.
    Ya , put a chain on backwards but noticed it right after
  9. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    I've come close to doing that but stopped just in time. I have put the chain on backwards....
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  10. MasterMech

    MasterMech Guest

    Do that with a Stihl. <> Those purge primers on the carb are a big help in getting going again. And purge primers are rare on the Stihls. o_O

    FWIW: I did that with an Echo top handle saw when I was a teen. Tried filling it up in the dark.
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  11. osagebow

    osagebow Minister of Fire

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    Did that once but caught it before start up. Did my first backwards chain yesterday - " I just sharpened this thing...what the heck??? " ;lol
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  12. Danno77

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    haven't done that yet, but give me time.
  13. muncybob

    muncybob Minister of Fire

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    Not with a saw, but in my haste I changed the oil in wife's Jimmy and poured motor oil into the power steering pump. :(

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