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Offline JohnH1896

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550 problems
« on: February 11, 2014, 12:44:10 pm »
Hey guys, iv got a homelite 550 that leaks gas into the bar oil tank, could this be a bad seal in the tank or is there some fancy engineering junk going on? Also how hard is it to split the tank on this saw if I have to go in?

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Re: 550 problems
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2014, 01:34:52 pm »
Leaking seal between the tank halves.  I have no experience fixing those tanks................but I can assure you that it won't be fun.  It's "glued and screwed" together...
-Aaron

For older saws:
Tune the H side so that it 4-strokes (burbles) at WOT unloaded and just cleans up when under load.
When you lift cutting load, the saw should immediately revert to 4-stroking.  Fine tune the transition point for the wood you're cutting.

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Re: 550 problems
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2014, 08:03:34 am »
After looking it over, I think I'd rather pay some one to fix it ;D any takers? Hahah!

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Re: 550 problems
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2014, 01:54:40 pm »
May be better off scaring up another fuel tank assembly and swapping that on.  Of course, that one could be a leaker too.  You'd want to have some sort of assurance that the replacement tank was good.

What area of the country are you located in?
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For older saws:
Tune the H side so that it 4-strokes (burbles) at WOT unloaded and just cleans up when under load.
When you lift cutting load, the saw should immediately revert to 4-stroking.  Fine tune the transition point for the wood you're cutting.

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Re: 550 problems
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2014, 09:25:32 am »
Im in Mississippi, I'd be willing to pay for a good tank that's been gone through

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Re: 550 problems
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2014, 12:31:09 am »
Found a NOS tank a while back but passed when the guy wanted $200 for it.  :o
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Re: 550 problems
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2014, 01:39:19 am »
Found a NOS tank a while back but passed when the guy wanted $200 for it.  :o

Yikes!

I've seen a couple NOS 450/550 tanks on the bay over the last few years.  They weren't $200 though...
-Aaron

For older saws:
Tune the H side so that it 4-strokes (burbles) at WOT unloaded and just cleans up when under load.
When you lift cutting load, the saw should immediately revert to 4-stroking.  Fine tune the transition point for the wood you're cutting.

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Re: 550 problems
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2014, 07:37:00 am »
Anyone ever tried using POR15 to seal one? They offer a motorcycle fuel tank sealer kit. http://www.por15.com/POR-15-Motorcycle-Fuel-Tank-Repair-Kit-_p_106.html
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