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Title: Poulan 3300 Fuel Line Kit 530069216
Post by: Revpop on April 12, 2016, 01:09:19 pm
Greetings, my first post- new to the forum here, I have enjoyed reading the content very much.  I recently acquired a Poulan 3300 Forester chainsaw off a local CL ad and the reason the guy was selling was due to the fuel lines had rotted and somebody had replaced but had the routing of the replacement lines incorrect.  This chainsaw didn't seem to have seen too much use, I cleaned it up, then fixed the fuel line circuit routing issues and now the saw runs great.  But the green Tygon line is currently the impulse line.  I want to fix that for long reliability and was wondering if the fuel line kit #530069216 has a special or distinctly different and separate type of line that comes in that kit.  Or can I use a proper size automotive style vacuum line for an impulse line.  It is a tight fit to route properly through the handle/switch area.

Is there a BOM short list of materials I should be rounding up right now for keeping this saw reliable in the long term before certain parts become NLA?             
Title: Re: Poulan 3300 Fuel Line Kit 530069216
Post by: Cut4fun . on April 12, 2016, 01:29:34 pm
I started using this for poulan impulse.

Replacement fuel line for Echo and other equipment. Measures 3mm ID x 6mm OD.   http://northwoodsaw.com/store/index.php?l=ore/index.php?l=product_detail&p=1453
Title: Re: Poulan 3300 Fuel Line Kit 530069216
Post by: Cut4fun . on April 12, 2016, 01:32:14 pm
Impulse option lines thread. http://chainsawrepair.createaforum.com/stickys-of-how-to-basics/impulse-line/
Title: Re: Poulan 3300 Fuel Line Kit 530069216
Post by: Cut4fun . on April 12, 2016, 01:34:44 pm
fuel line, tank vent line, impulse line.

repost pics due to PB pita

Title: Re: Poulan 3300 Fuel Line Kit 530069216
Post by: Cut4fun . on April 12, 2016, 01:40:36 pm
(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g289/doemaster789/2171372BB372/3450x3-3.0%20002_zpscnszqjva.jpg)
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Title: Re: Poulan 3300 Fuel Line Kit 530069216
Post by: Revpop on April 12, 2016, 01:52:08 pm
Thanks very much for the information.  I see you also have a metal spring hose clamp on the engine block side.  Looks like I will also need to locate couple of those as well.
Title: Re: Poulan 3300 Fuel Line Kit 530069216
Post by: Cut4fun . on April 12, 2016, 07:01:17 pm
Thanks very much for the information.  I see you also have a metal spring hose clamp on the engine block side.  Looks like I will also need to locate couple of those as well.

If a snug fit it isnt needed. I have them with and without.
Title: Re: Poulan 3300 Fuel Line Kit 530069216
Post by: 3000 FPS on April 12, 2016, 07:40:02 pm
I started using this for poulan impulse.

Replacement fuel line for Echo and other equipment. Measures 3mm ID x 6mm OD.   http://northwoodsaw.com/store/index.php?l=ore/index.php?l=product_detail&p=1453


The Echo line is what I use also.
Title: Re: Poulan 3300 Fuel Line Kit 530069216
Post by: Moparmyway on April 12, 2016, 11:06:09 pm
I think I remember using some Blue (Stens ?) for the impulse and the Oregon 30% ethanol for the others

Cut: I ordered that clutch drum, I assume you run regular .375 rims for lo pro ?
Title: Re: Poulan 3300 Fuel Line Kit 530069216
Post by: Cut4fun . on April 13, 2016, 01:33:12 pm


Cut: I ordered that clutch drum, I assume you run regular .375 rims for lo pro ?

I forgot to PM you yesterday. I had 3 I am using a 3 short myself. So I didnt have any to spare.

I run 3/8LP on regular small 3/8 7 rims for my uses and yet to see any problems. I think hedgerow  had some smalls made in 3/8 7 LP rims. Just so you know.
Title: Re: Poulan 3300 Fuel Line Kit 530069216
Post by: Revpop on June 08, 2016, 12:44:41 pm
Just as an update on this saw, so far the green Tygon fuel line that I installed on impulse nipple on the rear of the engine block (no clamp) has been holding up just fine.  I imagine as it ages it will eventually deteriorate at a much sooner rate that the Echo 3mmx 6mm stuff you are using.  Also, I went ahead and replaced the muffler cover as it was pretty bloomed out with rust.  I noticed the piston and cylinder was in pretty decent condition so much life left in the saw. I remember looking at the parts lists for this model (Forester 3300) and they seem to indicate in the illustration portrays that the piston has two rings, but mine only had a single thicker ring.  My saw has 94 in the beginning of the serial number, so 1994 manufacture I presume.  I don't have the porous filter at the end of the line that hangs free in the air filter compartment so I just stuck a short piece of an aerosol squirter straw from a carb cleaner can on the end and have been running it that way for now.  I think it is a sintered bronze nipple breather filter that is supposed to go there.  It came to me missing that though.   
Title: Re: Poulan 3300 Fuel Line Kit 530069216
Post by: Cut4fun on June 08, 2016, 01:58:07 pm
Just as an update on this saw, so far the green Tygon fuel line that I installed on impulse nipple on the rear of the engine block (no clamp) has been holding up just fine.  I imagine as it ages it will eventually deteriorate at a much sooner rate that the Echo 3mmx 6mm stuff you are using.  Also, I went ahead and replaced the muffler cover as it was pretty bloomed out with rust.  I noticed the piston and cylinder was in pretty decent condition so much life left in the saw. I remember looking at the parts lists for this model (Forester 3300) and they seem to indicate in the illustration portrays that the piston has two rings, but mine only had a single thicker ring.  My saw has 94 in the beginning of the serial number, so 1994 manufacture I presume.  I don't have the porous filter at the end of the line that hangs free in the air filter compartment so I just stuck a short piece of an aerosol squirter straw from a carb cleaner can on the end and have been running it that way for now.  I think it is a sintered bronze nipple breather filter that is supposed to go there.  It came to me missing that though.   

It works and I still have saws running it.  I just been updating as needed.

Here was a impulse line I did on my dads 3300 he bought new in mid-late 80's.

Guys I know some preach NOT to use the yellow tygon or oregon lines for impulse line at all. 
I am just showing it can be used when it is all you have on hand.  I use it on my own saws too when that is what I have to use for impulse.
The one in this pic is I am guessing 10 years of use by my dad down on the land.  The impulse line didnt fail, the av's and intake boot did.
(http://chainsawrepair.createaforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=508.0;attach=17803;image)