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Offline DeerMeadowFarm

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Fuel tank replacement
« on: December 11, 2013, 02:00:58 pm »
Hey guys, I'm new here. I did some searching but I couldn't find any exact answer so I'm posting for help. I need to replace the fuel tank on my 372XP. Can anyone give me any advice, tips, photos, links, etc.? Anything would help. A parts break down/schematic would be helpful as well but I don't have one.

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Re: Fuel tank replacement
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2013, 02:14:21 pm »
Thats a easy one to do.

I'll' dig some stuff up and post.
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Re: Fuel tank replacement
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2013, 02:19:44 pm »
What are you having trouble with? There is a service manual thread on here, ask for a manual and a parts list. Should be pretty straight forward. Remove the bar and chain, starter cover, wrap handle, carb, av spring screws. And a couple of limiter stop screws.
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Re: Fuel tank replacement
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2013, 05:05:24 pm »
That's great info there Cut4Fun; thanks!

Any other parts I should replace "while I'm at it"?

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Re: Fuel tank replacement
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2013, 05:12:53 pm »
I'd use a new fuel line and tank filter
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Re: Fuel tank replacement
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2013, 05:45:00 pm »
You should make sure the travel limiter on the clutch side of the case behind the clutch is not damaged. Also there is a travel limiter cast into the case on the opposite side that has a tubular buffer on it, make sure that is not damaged. You will have to remove the on/off switch in order to remove the tank. When reassembling the saw make sure the blue and black wires to the switch are not caught in the left rear AV spring. You will also have to disconnect the throttle cable from the carb in order to remove the tank. Make sure you have not disturbed the cable attachment to the trigger, it is a big PITA to replace without further disassembly of the tank handle unit

A few pair of curved hemostats (harbor freight) are very useful running the wires and cables.  If you are using a new OEM tank you will not need to replace the fuel line, used is another story as well as most aftermarket are another story.

In either case you will need to move the spring AV mounts from your current tank to the new one unless they were damaged by whatever damaged the tank in the first place.
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Re: Fuel tank replacement
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2013, 06:04:02 pm »
Too bad your in MA, I am in NY, if you need help PM me and I will give you a call to talk you through it. OBTW, I have not had much luck with aftermarket tanks, plastic seems to be too brittle for cold weather use. I usually go for clean used OEM over new AM plastic parts.
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Re: Fuel tank replacement
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2013, 07:37:15 am »
Too bad your in MA, I am in NY, if you need help PM me and I will give you a call to talk you through it. OBTW, I have not had much luck with aftermarket tanks, plastic seems to be too brittle for cold weather use. I usually go for clean used OEM over new AM plastic parts.

Thanks for the help and the offer to walk me through over the phone. Hopefully it won't come to that but it gives me the confidence to try knowing that I have friends on this site who are willing to help a newbie! I am replacing it with a used OEM tank so I am expecting the fit to be as good as factory.

I'll probably start the swap on Sunday if we don't get too buried with snow!

 

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