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Re: Fuel tank replacement
« Reply #20 on: January 02, 2014, 01:34:25 pm »
I'm all about FAMILY 1st and hunting etc.  8)

It's just a chainsaw, it will wait if you can wait.  ;)
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Re: Fuel tank replacement
« Reply #21 on: January 02, 2014, 01:35:40 pm »
It can wait, but now that my hunting season is over, wood cutting takes a higher priority so I'll have to get on it sooner than later!

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Re: Fuel tank replacement
« Reply #22 on: January 04, 2014, 09:45:31 pm »
Just an update; finally found the time to swap the tank out today. Got it done in about a 1/2 hour. Everything is back together and ready to make some chips!

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Re: Fuel tank replacement
« Reply #23 on: January 07, 2014, 09:10:53 pm »
GREAT that you were able to get the saw repaired! Welcome to the world of chainsaw repair. You now have experience and knowledge you can share with others here or people who have/will make your acquaintance.
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Re: Fuel tank replacement
« Reply #24 on: January 07, 2014, 09:20:59 pm »
Just an update; finally found the time to swap the tank out today. Got it done in about a 1/2 hour. Everything is back together and ready to make some chips!

Next time someone wants to replace their 362, 365Special, 371XP, or 372XP or XT gas tank, we expect you to jump in there and tell them how to do it?
We should share what we know... someone may learn...
That knowledge can live after us... and that "Pays It Forward".
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Re: Fuel tank replacement
« Reply #25 on: January 08, 2014, 08:46:49 am »
Yup! Thanks for the help here and I will do my best to share my experience when possible. Pass it forward!

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Re: Fuel tank replacement
« Reply #26 on: January 13, 2014, 07:55:39 am »
Well - New problem! I finally had a chance to run the saw yesterday for the first time since I replaced the tank. I had an oak I wanted to dice up. Got her running and proceeded to cut the log up into 2' lengths. Saw was running good, cutting strong....perfect!

Then, it died.... >:(

It died like it was suddenly turned off. Well, my motto is always go back to the last thing you fooled with and see if that's the problem. When replacing the tank I had to swap the kill switch so I fooled around with that. Seemed OK.... Still suspecting ignition, I decided to pull the plug to see if I got any spark.

The plug wire was really warm and was all soft and squishy. This is what happened when I pulled it:


Well, I think I found the problem! Now, do you think this is just a POS plug wire, or do you think something else is going on to get it all hot like that? How big of a deal is it to replace a plug wire?

Thanks!

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Re: Fuel tank replacement
« Reply #27 on: January 13, 2014, 08:22:11 am »
Not a big deal to replace a plug wire. You will have to remove the starter and coil to do it, then reset the coil to flywheel gap. IIRC gap should be 0.3mm a business card will get you close. Not unusual for plug wires to cook up a bit if they come in contact with the cylinder, that is what the insulation tube in your picture is for.

OMO but it looks like the plug wire has been changed before, the plug boot does not look to be factory. It is hard to see but it also appears that the plug clip was not properly attached to the wire. Look at the attached picture. When HVA attaches the clip to the wire they punch a hole through the wire, then insert the bent end of the clip through the wire and close the bend against the wire.
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Re: Fuel tank replacement
« Reply #28 on: January 13, 2014, 08:45:16 am »
then reset the coil to flywheel gap.
Huh? Now I'm really lost.... :(

I am sure that this is not the factory part. I think it's a Chinese replacement part....

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Re: Fuel tank replacement
« Reply #29 on: January 13, 2014, 09:04:58 am »
It is no big deal about ten minutes start to finish. You remove the starter and the air director or fan shroud (gray plastic). Coil is to your left with the rear handle to your right. Coil is a black plastic covered box, you can't miss it, it has the plug wire sticking out of its top. There are two 4mm socket head machine screws that hold the coil, remove them coil comes out.

After repairing/replacing the plug wire, you put the coil back but don't completely tighten the screws coil needs to be free to move. Slip a business card between the coil and the flywheel, rotate the flywheel until the magnets pull the coil to the flywheel trapping the business card, tighten the screws, remove the business card, your done. Put the saw back together!
"When the people fear the government...you have tyranny....When the government fears the people....you have liberty"

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