Chainsaw Repair

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Title: Poulan 3500 3600 3350
Post by: w8ye on September 16, 2011, 10:31:02 pm
I have a Poulan 3500 Type II that I bought at the local TSC store in 1998. The list price at the time was $399 the best I can remember.

It is 60cc with the Gilardoni cylinder. 20" B&C safety chain. It still has the original B&C in the picture. The hold down for the air box cover is a screw instead of a knob. The muffler is a empty box. The muffler outlet is a rectangular hole in the front with a deflector shield spot welded over the front directing towards the chain.

I cut mostly dry wood and have had to replace the fuel filter about 4 years ago and this spring I had to put a new diaphragm in the regulator. I consider myself using this saw a good bit but as you see there is not much wear shown. I've always run it 32:1 mineral oil.

There is no chain brake. If you come across a real IPL for one of these, you will discover that the cylinder and other parts are different between Types I, II, & III.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/jamesirl/Poulan35001997.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/jamesirl/Poulan3500199720.jpg)
Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: w8ye on September 21, 2011, 10:19:37 pm
3500

It has been several years since I paid any attention to the type # of the saw. I'll have to look at it and see what it is? Seems I remember going over all this back 12 yrs or so ago?
Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: w8ye on September 21, 2011, 10:49:36 pm
This parts link goes along with what Modified Mark had to say about the different 3500 types

http://www.ereplacementparts.com/piston-kit-3500-3600-3750-3450-p-261080.html
Title: 3500
Post by: farmboy on July 12, 2012, 10:00:59 am
Just picked up a pretty nice 3500.  Supposed to run good.  Started taking it apart for a bath last night.  Found the impulse line @ cyl. gone.  Crap I hope they haven't screwed the piston.  Will pop the muff. today and see.  Wife fell and broke her pelvis Mon. night so things have been a little crazy here.
Shep
Title: Re: 3500
Post by: 660magnum on July 12, 2012, 11:11:51 am
I hope your wife manages OK with the set back

Here are images (for reference) of my 3500 that I bought new in the late 90's. It is all original.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/jamesirl/Poulan35001997.jpg?t=1334967284)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/jamesirl/Poulan3500199720.jpg?t=1334967247)
Title: Re: 3500
Post by: rms61moparman on July 12, 2012, 01:35:41 pm
If it is still running you probably haven't hurt aynthing too badly.
Expect the carb to be completely out of adjustment when you replace that impulse hose!
Mine just quits when  the impulse hose comes off.


Mike
Title: Re: 3500
Post by: Cut4fun . on July 12, 2012, 03:31:46 pm
That 3750 I just redid again would run with impulse line off of cyl if it was on half choke.  ::)  This was per the guy I loaned it to while I was working on his stihl.

He said it wouldnt idle etc and wouldnt cut unless at half choke.  First thing I checked was carb then impulse line. 
Title: Re: 3500
Post by: farmboy on July 13, 2012, 07:05:07 am
First thing I look for on these saws is impulse line most are dead or missing.  Pulled muffler yesterday.  Piston has scoring on ex. side.  I think/hope it will cleanup.  Don't want to put a lot of $ in it.  http://www.ebay.com/itm/251094190720?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649
Shep
Title: Re: 3500
Post by: 660magnum on July 13, 2012, 07:54:05 am
It looks all original
Title: Re: 3500
Post by: Cut4fun . on February 17, 2013, 02:29:46 pm
I was looking for 365 3300 stuff today and stumbled across a non running parts saw. I'm guessing a 3500 3600 or maybe even a 3350 I have never seen before. 

Have way to much in it for full out repair  if needed, but  figured parts is parts.

Title: Re: 3500
Post by: Eccentric on February 17, 2013, 02:42:15 pm
I was looking for 365 3300 stuff today and stumbled across a non running parts saw. I'm guessing a 3500 3600 or maybe even a 3350 I have never seen before. 

Have way to much in it for full out repair  if needed, but  figured parts is parts.



I saw that listing, but resisted.:D
Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: Cut4fun . on February 23, 2013, 09:04:27 am
Just starting a thread on the 3500 to save info in.  So is there 54cc and 60cc 3500  saws?

I'll be trying to dig some of the 3500 post pot of the 330 3450 thread to add here too.
Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: Cut4fun . on February 23, 2013, 09:19:08 am
Poulan 3350 3500 3600 numbers to compare to others below.

 
530069546 3350 piston

530069549 3500 & 3600  piston

530030176 3350 rings

530036176 3500 & 3600 rings


530030176 Piston Ring Model 3450 T1,T2,T4
   
530036176 Piston Ring Model 3750 T1 & T2 3450 T3


530071321 Piston Kit Model 3450 T1,T2,T4
   
530069549 Piston Kit Model 3750 T1 & T2, 3450 T3

530071321 Piston Kit  Poulan 330 54cc
Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: Cut4fun . on February 23, 2013, 09:21:32 am
Poulan 3350 3500 3600 IPL  http://www.poulan.com/ddoc/POUI/POUI2000_USen/POUI2000_USen__530068641.pdf
Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: Cut4fun . on February 23, 2013, 09:23:44 am
Going by IPL I am only seeing 60cc 3500 P+C. No 54cc 3500 offered on 3500 ?? 
Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: 660magnum on February 23, 2013, 11:28:25 am
That IPL picture doesn't show the cylinder you have for your cylinder has vertical fins across the top and the IPL shows a flat top cylinder but that doesn't mean a whole lot from my experience with IPL's.

Time to put a popsicle stick in the exhaust port and see what your bore is?
Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: Cut4fun . on February 23, 2013, 11:34:11 am
Good catch. Notice your cylinder has fins up and this new to me one does too.  I can find nothing about a 3500 being 54cc, only 60cc 3500's.
Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: 660magnum on February 23, 2013, 12:14:29 pm
I cannot either. Where's Mark?
Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: farmboy on February 23, 2013, 02:06:19 pm
All my research on 3500 says 60cc but I didn't know there wasa a 3450 Bad Boy either.  My 2-3500's and 365 are 60cc.
Shep
Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: Cut4fun . on February 23, 2013, 05:28:14 pm
Type 1 measured bore 49mm and top end was sweet still. Could see witness lines on piston and single ring.
Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: Modifiedmark on February 23, 2013, 09:34:18 pm
Poulan 3350 3500 3600 IPL  http://www.poulan.com/ddoc/POUI/POUI2000_USen/POUI2000_USen__530068641.pdf

Look closely at that IPL and you will see the only thing different between the 3500/3600 and the 3350 is the 3350 used a different P/C , muffler and case. That 3350 P/C is actually the same as the 3300 unplated cyl and plated piston.

I think the closest thing to a 54cc 3500 would be a Poulan Pro 336
Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: Cut4fun . on February 23, 2013, 10:14:33 pm
Type 1 measured bore 49mm and top end was sweet still. Could see witness lines on piston and single ring.

This one is 60cc as shown in above post.  Doing a happy dance.

(http://i771.photobucket.com/albums/xx352/LuvH8/Happy%20Dance/dance-1.gif)
Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: Cut4fun . on February 23, 2013, 10:36:26 pm
Just picked up a pretty nice 3500. 
Shep

Shep which saw did you put the bigger intake and bigger carb from  330 3450  3750 on?   

Did you see any difference from the bottle-necked  small stock intake and the smaller carb?  I am just wondering if it is more of a porting difference of the 365 3500 compared to the stronger 3750 380.
Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: Cut4fun on March 03, 2013, 01:56:26 pm
(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g289/doemaster789/2002envoy/tank5016003_zpsf19ec705.jpg)
Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: fastleo151 on March 11, 2013, 12:10:23 pm
So is there any direct swap for the intake boot for these 3500,365 saws?  I have a couple that need new boots  I have been thinking about trying one off a 066. 
Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: Cut4fun . on March 11, 2013, 06:14:59 pm
Check into the bigger 330 3450 380 3750 intake.  Still can be bought new too.

I know it goes right on cylinder. I just dont know about the other end if mounting the small carb.
Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: Cut4fun on March 24, 2013, 07:09:57 pm
Took a break from the NCAA Basketball tournament and decided to see what I could do with 3500. 

All said and done, she lives again  8) :). Maybe a carb kit later on.

Poulan 3500 3600 3350 IPL  http://www.poulan.com/ddoc/POUI/POUI2000_USen/POUI2000_USen__530068641.pdf
Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: farmboy on March 25, 2013, 08:28:01 am
Check into the bigger 330 3450 380 3750 intake.  Still can be bought new too.

I know it goes right on cylinder. I just dont know about the other end if mounting the small carb.
Works great.  No problem.  Just did one of my 3500's.
Just picked up 2 3500 P&C's 1-NOS and 1 that could have been.  Had a real nice Black Craftsman 3.3 w/scored cyl. (wide case for small muffler) was going to put one of the 3500 P&C's on it.  Ran into a muffler problem.  The small mufflers don't fit the 3500 cyl.  Bolt hole spacing is narrower on them.  Put it back on the shelf for later had work come in Thur to start on today.  Any suggestions on the muffler?  I've got several extra 3450-3750 mufflers but they won't fit the wide case of the 3.3.
Shep
Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: Cut4fun . on March 25, 2013, 09:13:10 am
Look at 3450 330 3750 380 mufflers. The 3500 muffler looks just like the 3450 330 muffler to me just looking.
Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: farmboy on March 26, 2013, 12:47:15 pm
Look at 3450 330 3750 380 mufflers. The 3500 muffler looks just like the 3450 330 muffler to me just looking.
It is but there is one that deflects out of the front with a cover that deflects towars the bar.  Got to do a little investigation but I'm pretty sure I can take a cutoff wheel and cut the wide side of crankcase so the bigger muffler will fit. 2800-3300 PP285-335 use the wide case and the small muffler IIRC.
Shep
Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: brokenbudget on March 26, 2013, 03:03:14 pm
if you didn't really want to do a muffler mod, you could use the 'non' chainbrake rear and the chainbrake front to basicly give you a dual port muffler ;)
Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: Cut4fun . on May 20, 2013, 04:15:55 pm
(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g289/doemaster789/346xpg262xp/3462803500006_zpsbaf159c7.jpg) (http://s59.photobucket.com/user/doemaster789/media/346xpg262xp/3462803500006_zpsbaf159c7.jpg.html)
(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g289/doemaster789/346xpg262xp/3462803500007_zps44efc3ec.jpg) (http://s59.photobucket.com/user/doemaster789/media/346xpg262xp/3462803500007_zps44efc3ec.jpg.html)
(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g289/doemaster789/346xpg262xp/3462803500008_zpsd901e4b1.jpg) (http://s59.photobucket.com/user/doemaster789/media/346xpg262xp/3462803500008_zpsd901e4b1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: 660magnum on May 20, 2013, 04:30:40 pm
That one has a different muffler than mine. Your bar is better than mine

My 3500 has the outlet in the front with a deflector plate.
Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: 3000 FPS on May 20, 2013, 04:52:17 pm
I have never ran a 3500.
Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: 660magnum on May 20, 2013, 06:47:55 pm
It is a nice chainsaw but not as much power as a 3750
Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: Cut4fun . on May 20, 2013, 08:29:15 pm
I have never ran a 3500.

You run a PP365, same just green.
Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: 3000 FPS on May 20, 2013, 11:46:34 pm
I have never ran a 3500.

You run a PP365, same just green.

Ok I do have a PP 365 that I have run.   One of these days I will put one of the larger carbs and intake on it.
Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: farmboy on May 21, 2013, 06:54:54 am
That one has a different muffler than mine. Your bar is better than mine

My 3500 has the outlet in the front with a deflector plate.
One of mine has the outlet in the front too. Another one doesn't.  On the other one I used a 3450 rear and front outlet on the front for a DP MM.
Shep
Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: Cut4fun . on March 14, 2015, 07:32:54 pm
1st page Roger 3500 side exit at bottom of page. Still have saw.
Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: Cut4fun . on March 14, 2015, 07:38:26 pm
if you didn't really want to do a muffler mod, you could use the 'non' chainbrake rear and the chainbrake front to basicly give you a dual port muffler ;)

Just caught this info.  My 3750 with chain brake had front exit. Sounds like BB was onto something.
Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: 3000 FPS on March 14, 2015, 07:45:54 pm
Well it kind of looks like Poulan put what muffler that had at the time on the 365,3500,3450,3750 series of saws.   It sure does look like they came with both front and side exit mufflers.
Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: Cut4fun . on March 14, 2015, 07:51:08 pm
Just thought of something though. The newer 330 had side exit and chain brakes.
Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: Eccentric on March 14, 2015, 08:31:53 pm
Just thought of something though. The newer 330 had side exit and chain brakes.

Yep.  My PP330 was chainbrake equipped and came with the side exit muffler.

(http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u318/Eccentric_photo/Poulan%20Chainsaws/CAM00332_zpsdc16dba9.jpg)
Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: Cut4fun . on March 14, 2015, 08:44:37 pm
Maybe that might be something in Canada or with just the 3500 365. But all my 3450 and 330 with chain brakes was side too.

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g289/doemaster789/PP325/pp3303450001.jpg)

Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: Eccentric on March 14, 2015, 09:15:23 pm
Interesting.  My PP330 was a local saw (Marin County, Ca) on CL.  Muffler halves weren't properly seated and it'd melted a wart/hole in the top cover from leaking exhaust.
Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: Cut4fun . on September 30, 2016, 11:45:11 am
My last 3450 has front exit muffler. Still have on bench.

This 3500 I just picked up from out west  has front muffler exit too.



Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: Cut4fun . on September 30, 2016, 11:47:54 am
If I dont sell this one as it sits local.

I am thinking of doing like I did to the 365. 

But on this one put a green 3450 3750 tank and big intake and big carb.
Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: 3000 FPS on September 30, 2016, 02:01:34 pm
The 3500 I got was front exit also on the muffler.    With the bigger intake and carb it will make a great running saw.
Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: Cut4fun . on October 14, 2016, 01:21:01 pm
Above 3500 arrived  today I was told. Will check out later and see what I got.

Thinking of testing the 3500 and big carb big intake 365 with same 16" b+c in a cant to see difference.  Should be like comparing 3500 to 380 3750.

Guess I could thrown that new to me 3450 54cc big carb intake in the mix too.
Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: Cut4fun . on October 14, 2016, 07:11:38 pm
3500 pulled 160psi and my rebuilt 365 with the old scored cylinder and new piston kit pulled 150psi

The new 3450 pulled 180psi.  :o  Think I saw 185 but went back to 180. 
Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: 3000 FPS on October 14, 2016, 09:33:25 pm
3500 pulled 160psi and my rebuilt 365 with the old scored cylinder and new piston kit pulled 150psi

The new 3450 pulled 180psi.  :o  Think I saw 185 but went back to 180. 

That is some pretty decent compression.
Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: Cut4fun on October 15, 2016, 10:36:09 am
The old impulse line must have crracked in shipping.  It fell off at back of cylinder while starting to check oiler etc last night.

Why I always replace the impulse line and fuel lines on these when I keep them. Unless prior agreements are made with new owners doing it themselves and sold without me having to clean them up or replace lines. ;)

Pic of p below ring. 160psi

https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14721652_10210077822238608_3284304426282746795_n.jpg?oh=2c63db65ddbce9b5d07ad2e6be71e15e&oe=586CB4B1[/img]
Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: Cut4fun . on October 15, 2016, 01:27:06 pm
Just checking some prices at Ordertree.com

Poulan 3500 3600 365 cylinder 530036154
CYLINDER-PLAT
$143.35

Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: Cut4fun . on October 19, 2016, 08:35:34 pm
Picked up another poulan 3500 today. Side exit muffler.   

Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: Eccentric on October 23, 2016, 08:10:59 pm
A couple years ago, I had two guys sending me boxloads of carcasses/parts/etc for this series.  Was gonna build a few saws from the pile, keep one or two, donate one to the park, and then sell the rest. Neither deal materialized for various reasons, so that plan's kaput.  Oh well.  I have enough projects....
Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: 3000 FPS on October 23, 2016, 10:13:07 pm
That is too bad Aaron.   They are a great saw and so easy to work on.
Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: Cut4fun . on October 24, 2016, 08:35:43 pm
Newest 3500 arrived. Type 1 with the regular full baffle muffler and the cylinder exhaust baffle.   All checks out and needs all the lines replaced as usual, impulse, tank and fuels lines.
Started, ran, idled  and oiler worked.  8)
Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: Cut4fun on October 25, 2016, 01:16:29 pm
Newest 3500 arrived. Type 1 with the regular full baffle muffler and the cylinder exhaust baffle.   All checks out and needs all the lines replaced as usual, impulse, tank and fuels lines.
Started, ran, idled  and oiler worked.  8)

Pics of the one that I looked over yesterday.  Bench 1

It is on hold right now too. So I wont be doing lines till I know something.  Other 3500 and 3450 on bench 2 in holding pattern too.



Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: Cut4fun . on April 01, 2017, 10:17:59 am
Was putting new fuel line, tank vent  and impulse line on 1 of the 3500 on the shelf and noticed the impulse tube in top of carb was loose. Removed carb and it easily pulled out. So just going to swap carbs for now. 
Plan to finish it today and hope it warms up some since low 30's this morning.
Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: 3000 FPS on April 01, 2017, 11:23:21 am
JB weld the tube back into the carb.
Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: Cut4fun . on April 01, 2017, 02:00:23 pm
I threw the carb from the PP365 I used to have but sold the crankcase from it on the 3500.  I was just finishing up all the lines etc when the guy showed up.

I let him run the 3500 60cc after I fine tuned it and the 3450 54cc I fine tuned yesterday with 3/8 setups in 20" on both.   I explained the differences etc and told him your call after running them. After he told me his choice I told him that would be the one I would have chosen too.

Gave him a poulan 1gal 2 stroke mix 3.2oz for 40:1 and he left grinning ear to ear.

Sent out full of bar oil and fuel mix.

Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: 3000 FPS on April 01, 2017, 02:19:01 pm
Ok Ok so which one did he choose.
Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: Cut4fun . on April 01, 2017, 02:42:04 pm
 :-[

Oops 3500 
Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: Cut4fun . on April 01, 2017, 05:28:42 pm
I had priced this 3500 to a member here for $150 last fall PHO with me not having to go through it. But never seen the $.


So here is what the other $50 got the new owner. New chain 20", like new bar. new spark plug bosch. New fuel line, new fuel filter, new airfilter, new impulse line, new tank vent line and duckbill valve, new 3/8 7T rim. Saw gone through checked over on every detail. Changed carbs out to my known good carb.
$200 with hands on instructions and how to file chain shown hands on and list of how to's and what to get. Told any issue ad bring it back pronto.

He also had choice of short or long dawg etc. Also choice of front or side exit mufflers.
 
Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: 3000 FPS on April 01, 2017, 06:07:24 pm
I had priced this 3500 to a member here for $150 last fall PHO with me not having to go through it. But never seen the $.


So here is what the other $50 got the new owner. New chain 20", like new bar. new spark plug bosch. New fuel line, new fuel filter, new airfilter, new impulse line, new tank vent line and duckbill valve, new 3/8 7T rim. Saw gone through checked over on every detail. Changed carbs out to my known good carb.
$200 with hands on instructions and how to file chain shown hands on and list of how to's and what to get. Told any issue ad bring it back pronto.

He also had choice of short or long dawg etc. Also choice of front or side exit mufflers.
 

You know for someone who uses a saw but does not know a lot of about them that 3500 for that money is a good way to go.    I have plenty of saws and every year when I go to the mountains it is the Poulans that I take with me because I know they are dependable.   
Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: Cut4fun . on April 17, 2017, 04:50:55 pm
Another 3500 ready to close up. All new 3mm x 6mm fuel and impulse echo lines. 

Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: old 040 on April 21, 2017, 06:09:32 am
Sorry Kev, but I already snagged it!, super clean low hour 3600 and was listed on c-list close by, a first in this series for me and feels like a real good runner, these just don't show up around me...... ;D
Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: Cut4fun . on April 21, 2017, 01:34:18 pm
Sorry Kev, but I already snagged it!, super clean low hour 3600 and was listed on c-list close by, a first in this series for me and feels like a real good runner, these just don't show up around me...... ;D

Must have not been up for long before you snagged it ;). Was to far for me.   

Nice one!!

POULAN 3600 Timbermaster chainsaw 3.7ci engine with 20" roller nose bar in very good working condition starts runs and cuts great. Recently serviced new fuel lines and rebuilt carburetor.
Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: 3000 FPS on April 21, 2017, 05:28:29 pm
Nice saw Old 040.   I wonder what the difference is between the 3600 and 3500 are.   They sure look the same.   Both 60cc.
Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: Cut4fun . on April 21, 2017, 10:23:14 pm
Poulan 3350 3500 3600 IPL.  http://www.poulan.com/ddoc/POUI/POUI2000_USen/POUI2000_USen__530068641.pdf

Nothing I know of between 3500 3600 diff.  Anyone?
Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: old 040 on April 22, 2017, 05:54:12 am
Been wondering myself what the difference is between the 3500 and 3600 but really haven't spent much time looking into it yet... ;)
Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: old 040 on April 22, 2017, 05:58:28 am
Sorry Kev, but I already snagged it!, super clean low hour 3600 and was listed on c-list close by, a first in this series for me and feels like a real good runner, these just don't show up around me...... ;D

Must have not been up for long before you snagged it ;). Was to far for me.   

Nice one!!

POULAN 3600 Timbermaster chainsaw 3.7ci engine with 20" roller nose bar in very good working condition starts runs and cuts great. Recently serviced new fuel lines and rebuilt carburetor.
When I saw the listing it showed it had only been posted for two hours, even then I figured it would have been sold, that major over-posted from North Canton keeps snagg'n up saws then relisting them for way more money, was hoping to get this one before he did :(.....thankfully it worked out in my favor....  ;D
Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: old 040 on April 22, 2017, 06:10:13 am
Anyone here have a 3350?, I haven't even been able to find a pic of one.... ???
Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: Cut4fun . on April 22, 2017, 06:55:25 am
poulan 3350 piston shows chromed piston in a pic being sold (looks chromed anyways) 530069546  and poulan 3.3 cylinder 530012373

All just WAGing by IPL's

Nope never seen one here yet either.
Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: old 040 on April 22, 2017, 07:08:06 am
Wonder'n what made the 3350 so rare?
Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: Cut4fun . on April 22, 2017, 07:31:24 am
Lot of times it seems they just threw parts together from other saws like the 3.3 etc and just added a model number. So many of them the same saws.

Check out the thread on Roger's Predator 335 54cc here. It is just like my Black 3.3 's I have. but red with chain brake etc.
Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: 3000 FPS on April 22, 2017, 09:51:04 am
Never seen a 3350.
Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: Cut4fun . on May 06, 2017, 05:33:05 pm
Put a poulan 3500 60cc together and set up as requested.
Always loved these little saws as they are size weight close to a 50cc but 60cc.
Dual port muffler I started doing on these instad of both on the sides. 1 in front middle and 1 oem side exit. Baffle drilled open and spark screen removed. 325 7T with 18" set up.
Wish I would have caught that the chain (came on a trade in) was sharpened to 15 degrees before putting it on. I hit the wood and was like wth! LOL. Came back in and hand filed it to 30 degrees and took the rakers down some.
I should have just pulled the freaking chain and took all of them to 30 the easy way on the grinder. Hindsite

The bar mount shots were showing taking the K095 bar and making it work on K041 saws. A few minutes on each side and good to go.
Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: 3000 FPS on May 06, 2017, 05:51:35 pm
That 3500 looks to be in half way decent shape.   The one I got was beat.   
Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: Cut4fun . on May 06, 2017, 06:27:23 pm
That 3500 looks to be in half way decent shape.   The one I got was beat.   

Piston still has witness lines like it hardly was used. 

Tank on it was the later ones with vent on side.   
Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: Cut4fun . on May 06, 2017, 11:04:39 pm
Forgot to tell why this one wasnt set up with the 20" 3/8 like normal. Guy uses a 272 with 20"

Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: Cut4fun . on May 15, 2017, 01:58:17 pm
Put a poulan 3500 60cc together and set up as requested.
Always loved these little saws as they are size weight close to a 50cc but 60cc.
Dual port muffler I started doing on these instad of both on the sides. 1 in front middle and 1 oem side exit. Baffle drilled open and spark screen removed. 325 7T with 18" set up.
Wish I would have caught that the chain (came on a trade in) was sharpened to 15 degrees before putting it on. I hit the wood and was like wth! LOL. Came back in and hand filed it to 30 degrees and took the rakers down some.
I should have just pulled the freaking chain and took all of them to 30 the easy way on the grinder. Hindsite

The bar mount shots were showing taking the K095 bar and making it work on K041 saws. A few minutes on each side and good to go.

 Can set back up with 3/8 20"   Can put a stock muffler back on it too. 

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Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: Cut4fun on May 16, 2017, 12:16:30 pm
Above 3500 is sold  now with 20" 3/8 set up and modded muffler.  Glad I was able to help.

I will just have to build that other guy one when he has the $. Since he wasnt allowed to trade me the gun.
Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: 660magnum on July 06, 2017, 11:29:28 pm
Used the Poulan 3500 Monday and Tuesday and dropped 3 tall white pines that were skinny with just a little tuft of straw at the very top. They were between 55' and 65' high. Cut them into firewood lengths and stacked them on skids for a bun fire some evening. The saw ran like a champ. Did some other work with the 3500 too. Cut up two big box elders and stacked that wood out of the way. Burned the tops.
Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: Cut4fun . on April 22, 2018, 07:09:22 pm
Poulan 3500 60cc picked up today up north while helping son move. Still has 20" banana nose bar and poulan sticker bar cover. Front exit muffler cover. Came with 2 bars and 8 chains. 1 chain marking I never seen before. Need to get pics. But had 880 on it.
Could tell low psi so pulled muffler and slight scoring had started. Appears to be from crracked impulse line. Which is common on these series of saws.

Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: Cut4fun . on May 01, 2019, 03:24:15 pm
Talk about luck for me. Guy never showed yesterday for the 380 topend.

Guess I will throw that piston in either a 365 or 3500.

Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: pete on May 03, 2019, 07:52:55 am
 tell me please how does a dodgey impulse line cause or assist in scoring reading that has made me  a lot more aware and I will check more of my old shelf sitters a bit more carefully before taking them for a day out
Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: Cut4fun . on May 03, 2019, 08:02:03 am
tell me please how does a dodgey impulse line cause or assist in scoring reading that has made me  a lot more aware and I will check more of my old shelf sitters a bit more carefully before taking them for a day out

The type with line if they crack can cause lean condtion and score your saw.

I had a new build I loaned a guy while I worked on his saw. The new impulse line slipped off. He ran it on half choke to finish cuts and scored it up again.

Also some impulse run through the intake block. If either style get a blockage it also can cause lean condition. 


Hope that was what you asking for info.
Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: Cut4fun . on May 03, 2019, 09:50:00 am
Talk about luck for me. Guy never showed yesterday for the 380 topend.

Guess I will throw that piston in either a 365 or 3500.



Maybe not guy said he will be here today.  Told him willing to trade of any 3450 330 380 3750 stuff.
Title: Re: Poulan 3500
Post by: pete on May 04, 2019, 07:44:27 am
Thanks Kevin thats exactly what I wanted to know thank you you may have saved a few good saws
Title: Re: Poulan 3500 3600 3350
Post by: Cut4fun on May 06, 2019, 07:44:27 am
Poulan 3600 60cc posted on the chainsaw repair group fb.

Title: Re: Poulan 3500 3600 3350
Post by: 3000 FPS on May 07, 2019, 08:38:06 pm
Do not see a 3600 every day.   
Title: Re: Poulan 3500 3600 3350
Post by: Cut4fun . on December 18, 2019, 10:51:22 am
Man that scored 3500 I traded to a guy sure cleaned up well. He showed me this pic last night after rebuild. Think he was trying to rub it in how well the 60cc saws I traded him turning out. ;)

Title: Re: Poulan 3500 3600 3350
Post by: 3000 FPS on December 18, 2019, 11:46:56 pm
Those 3500's are pretty good saws.
Title: Re: Poulan 3500 3600 3350
Post by: Cut4fun . on March 22, 2020, 07:48:53 am
Digging up a NLA poulan 3500 365 3.7 pulley for a guy on CRG and some used pawls.  Pawls can still be bought new.

Most of you know this already. But for those that dont.

Just showing the the thinner and thicker ones in series. Both work with matching recoil for them with same flywheel when needed. Pawls can still be bought new.
Title: Re: Poulan 3500 3600 3350
Post by: 3000 FPS on March 22, 2020, 11:58:13 am
Your lucky you still have some of those parts.
Title: Re: Poulan 3500 3600 3350
Post by: Cut4fun . on March 23, 2020, 10:57:48 am
Your lucky you still have some of those parts.

That pulley was the one that was in the PP365 runner I parted out to help the guy on AS out.  Least I think it is, had a few in that bin. 

Guy that had 3500 flywheel broke and busted his crankcase up.