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Title: Poulan Wild Thing
Post by: Cut4fun . on May 18, 2013, 12:56:24 pm
The earlier poulan wild thing I like is the poulan 2375 with throttle lock.


You can see how off my purple was on the 505 wild thing.  :D

Title: Re: Poulan Wild Thing
Post by: 3000 FPS on December 31, 2013, 01:13:11 pm
I thought I would slip this in with the other wild things. 

I got this for free the other day with the case.   It had a scored piston and cylinder that looked like it had been straight gassed.   I found another piston and cylinder on ebay with shipping for 35.00.   Opened the muffler a little and filed the chain some and we have a nice little saw.   Will make a great loaner.   I never had one of these before and working on it with the new carb and ports for the low emissions was interesting to see.  Here is a pic.
Title: Re: Poulan Wild Thing
Post by: Cut4fun . on August 19, 2014, 07:48:32 pm
New owner said he already made some cuts with the 2375 today. He ask which carb screws H L  the 2375 had. I dont remember if screwdriver or special spline tool.

Anyone know off hand? Told them just take a flashlight and look to see through rubber cover.
Title: Re: Poulan Wild Thing
Post by: Eccentric on August 19, 2014, 08:02:32 pm
Should be splined.
Title: Re: Poulan Wild Thing
Post by: 3000 FPS on August 19, 2014, 11:39:06 pm
Yes I agree I think it is splined.
Title: Re: Poulan Wild Thing
Post by: Cut4fun . on August 20, 2014, 06:23:44 pm
WildThang098  everyone says spline.

I honestly cant remember even after fine tuning it.

I tuned fat at 32:1  93 octane, what are you running for mix and ratio?
Title: Re: Poulan Wild Thing
Post by: WildThang098 on August 24, 2014, 12:18:56 pm
I am running 93 Octane with poulan synthetic 2 stroke oil 40:1. I modded the muffler it starts up super easy now. I wanted to tinker with carb alittle because at wide open throttle when cutting I think she needs a tad more fuel.
Title: Re: Poulan Wild Thing
Post by: stubnail67 on August 24, 2014, 12:28:04 pm
you could take the carb off and cut a slot with a thin dremel disc.....or jam a wire splice barrel connector on a small screw driver .... take the grommet of and push it onto the splined screw for small adjust.... i have done both.... i like the dremel option ..... or you could buy a spline tool.....good luck
Title: Re: Poulan Wild Thing
Post by: stubnail67 on August 24, 2014, 12:33:22 pm
see if this works....
Title: Re: Poulan Wild Thing
Post by: Cut4fun . on August 24, 2014, 12:48:59 pm
More on redneck tool  http://chainsawrepair.createaforum.com/poulan/homemade-poulan-carburetor-adjustment-tool/

One that I tried out too.

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g289/doemaster789/Partner550/redneckfixes003_zpsbc084751.jpg)

Title: Re: Poulan Wild Thing
Post by: Cut4fun . on August 24, 2014, 12:52:28 pm
I set it 4 stroking out of the cut and clear up in the cut. Thats all the fuel you need. 

Yeah after the muffler mod you should have to open the H side up some more.


To lean this way IMO

Revving high out of the cut and then in wood is less fuel. Just because it sounds meaner at higher rpm's dont mean it is.
Title: Re: Poulan Wild Thing
Post by: stubnail67 on August 24, 2014, 12:56:31 pm
yea i use a flat one also... that was on my shop table i grabbed it....your pic was much better way....
Title: Re: Poulan Wild Thing
Post by: WildThang098 on August 27, 2014, 08:45:19 pm
cut up about 7 medium downed trees monday night. Its definitely 4-stroking in the cut alittle so I assume I need to bump the high end up alittle,correct? I didnt realize how loud the Muffler mod was until I was cutting in the middle of nowhere out at my dads and shut it off haha. Also if anyone has any 2375 non-strato's they wanna sell please let me know.
Title: Re: Poulan Wild Thing
Post by: Cut4fun . on August 27, 2014, 08:56:58 pm
If it is still 4 stroking in cut yes. Should clear up.

Listen to how my 166 was 4 stroking out of cut and then clears up in the cut.

http://youtu.be/YqXOHsQE3Wk
Title: Re: Poulan Wild Thing
Post by: Cut4fun . on August 27, 2014, 09:00:54 pm
Of these 3 I think I have a 2150 left. The one with new fuel lines.  Same deals as the others.   http://chainsawrepair.createaforum.com/poulan/poulan-2150/

Thinking 42cc too. Older then the 2375 and no chain brake. Just hand guard that looks like the 2375 brake handle.
Title: Re: Poulan Wild Thing
Post by: WildThang098 on August 27, 2014, 09:30:33 pm
Im really interested in one of those rare Wild Thing 505's ;D ;D
Title: Re: Poulan Wild Thing
Post by: Cut4fun . on August 27, 2014, 10:10:16 pm
Im really interested in one of those rare Wild Thing 505's ;D ;D

Anything is possible.  Heck for the right price I would paint a oem clutch cover purple instead of the one I did from a 268-272 cover.

thread on 505 wild thing build http://chainsawrepair.createaforum.com/poulan/lime-green-505/?nowap

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g289/doemaster789/Clinton268272xp/clinton268272xp005.jpg)
(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g289/doemaster789/415/475425001-1.jpg)
(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g289/doemaster789/Partner550/barcoverdecals003_zpsc6ed2ca7.jpg)
(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g289/doemaster789/Partner550/wildthings002_zps305ccc9f.jpg)
(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g289/doemaster789/Partner550/wildthings003_zps7e0d3a94.jpg)




Title: Re: Poulan Wild Thing
Post by: stubnail67 on September 19, 2014, 07:52:25 pm
I JUST RECENTLY GOT A POULAN WILDTHING 40 18 and i have to say i like it much better then the older ones.....the older ones if you did not start it just right would flood.... this lil sucker seems to start for any one ..... cuts good with a 14 inch bar too...and even with a 16.....
Title: Re: Poulan Wild Thing
Post by: Cut4fun . on September 19, 2014, 08:58:29 pm
I never have  had problems starting the older or the newer strato saws.
Title: Re: Poulan Wild Thing
Post by: stubnail67 on September 19, 2014, 11:33:29 pm
once i got it down the 2375 wild thing was no biggie but any one that tried to start it seemed to flood them......i even did at first .....i did get it down ..... this is the first 4018 i have had and it seems like a decent lil saw.....i remember reading how everyone likes the 2375 model but i like these new lil 4018.... lost the muffler screen opened it up and its a decent lil saw......some anti vibe would be nice LOL.....just my opinion i had 3 of the older ones like new... sold them i may keep this new lil or i may look for one with anti vibe......
Title: Re: Poulan Wild Thing
Post by: stubnail67 on September 19, 2014, 11:42:00 pm
that being said my choice would be the 2900/295 series with out primer bulbs..... i have a 2600 that fires and runs like a son of a gun.....what i was getting at is i saw on the other site how everyone liked the older version.... and not the 4018 i found no issues with the 4018 ....anti vibe would be nice slotted carb screws...and a muffler that was not sealed would be the only complaints i had.....
Title: Re: Poulan Wild Thing
Post by: 660magnum on September 19, 2014, 11:45:51 pm
This is what the 4018 needs for a chain.  http://chainsawrepair.createaforum.com/chain/picco-38lp-round-chisel-cutter-chain/

The first time I saw one with that "skip tooth" chain, I couldn't believe it.

I thought that the Wild Thing would not cut at all. But it did. Rather acceptable in fact.

But the Stihl "PS" chain should really help to wake one up?
Title: Re: Poulan Wild Thing
Post by: stubnail67 on September 20, 2014, 12:05:08 am
so its better then vxl or the vx by oregon? have to read up on it.....
Title: Re: Poulan Wild Thing
Post by: jmester on September 20, 2014, 06:52:40 am
Yes the stihl ps chain is far better the the Oregon chain. You will notice a big difference. But that is just my opinion.
Title: Re: Poulan Wild Thing
Post by: brokenbudget on September 20, 2014, 07:07:00 am
better is more of a blanket term ;)
the stihl chain IS a bit faster in the cut. however, the Oregon does keep it's edge much longer.
Title: Re: Poulan Wild Thing
Post by: stubnail67 on September 20, 2014, 12:58:28 pm
i like the vxl but i swear it cuts better when it gets around half tooth life seems like the longer cutters on my saws that are around 30 cc like it better with less tooth ,,,could be all in my head.....been wanting to try the smaller gauge on my lil saws see if that helps....i mean the vxl is fine... i get it pretty cheap.... funny thing is i used to be fine with reg chain till i found chainsaw sites LOL..... :D
Title: Re: Poulan Wild Thing
Post by: 660magnum on September 20, 2014, 01:22:23 pm
It is not in your head. It is a well known fact that a old worn out chain that is sharpened correctly will cut noticeably better than a new chain that has been sharpened correctly.
Title: Re: Poulan Wild Thing
Post by: Cut4fun . on March 12, 2020, 10:52:36 am
Question was, why did the poulan wild thing begin.

Bob Morrison = The Wild Thing started out originally as an experiment in colors for the Poulan 50th anniversary saw. The colors were borrowed from a Kawasaki motorcycle that was being sold at the time. If it looked cool on a motorcycle, the thought was that it would look cool on a chain saw. It was introduced in 1996 with a forecast of about 5,000 saws and ended up selling 10 times that number. The Wild Thing was nearly identical to the anniversary saw with different graphics. It continued on in a variety of iterations for at least 10 years. I have a 50th anniversary saw still in the box.