Poulan Pro 295 Gas Tank Vent

Post in 'The Gear' started by clovis, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. clovis

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    Nov 8, 2012
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    I think the saw is an '04 and I am trying to find the gas tank vent. It is not in the cap and for the life of me I cannot find it. I looked at a schematic and it showed a check valve and cap but doesn’t show the exact placement.
    I just got the saw and the few times I have run it, it has been hard starting, but once started it runs and idles and once run starts easily. However, this past Tuesday I run it all day. I had started the day by cleaning the air filter and changing out the plug. After that it actually started a little easier and rev'd much higher and cleaner than before.
    As I used it during the day and put gas in it, I noticed that when I removed the gas cap that I would get a "hiss" like there was possibly vacuum in the tank. As the day was ending I was cutting a few stumps down to ground level when it started to struggle to stay running and evidently quit and I could never get it to restart. I let it sit a while took it home and I was never able to get it to restart. When I pulled the plug one side of the plug was a nice chocolate brown while the other was a lean white.
    I was thinking that a clogged vent may be the cause of some of my running problems near the end of the day. I probably ran three tanks through it and it ran great all day right up until the end.
    Any suggestions on what to check?

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  2. Danno77

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    The test when it won't start normally after running it is to take the cap off and try again. if it starts then you found the problem. I don't suppose you have a link to the IPL or manual online, do you?
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