Author Topic: Homemade Poulan carburetor adjustment tool  (Read 32460 times)

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Offline meteorcatcher

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Re: Homemade Poulan carburetor adjustment tool
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2013, 11:48:24 am »
I bought the tool six months ago for $14 from Damlow prices on Amazon...   now $40 before shipping for the same item.  Wow.  Supply/demand at work I suppose but who woulda thought!
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530035560 Poulan splined tool
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2013, 02:18:42 pm »
If any one is interested  Ordertree has splined tool, 530035560  listed for $7.28. I'm not sure what shipping is.   Chris
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Re: Homemade Poulan carburetor adjustment tool
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2013, 03:41:44 pm »
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Re: Homemade Poulan carburetor adjustment tool
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2013, 07:36:21 pm »
Since you mentioned it I have one that needs some attention on a Poulan I rebuilt the carb on today .I usually use hard plastic tubing but I can't remember where I put the stuff .Oh well we have miles of it at work .

This one just isn't up to snuff .I assume the original factory tuning .I had one just like it I worked on last year and it did pretty good for it's size .

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Re: Homemade Poulan carburetor adjustment tool
« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2013, 09:23:20 pm »
I did in fact bring home some hard plastic tubing and tweeked that Poulan 222 .Much better .

It's basically the same stuff they use on air shocks,small water lines like to an ice maker etc .You could probabley buy it a Lowes for a quarter a foot or less.Works good .

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Re: Homemade Poulan carburetor adjustment tool
« Reply #15 on: May 26, 2013, 09:26:14 pm »
I heard that the EPA contacted Ebay about these drivers stating that the sellers were facilitating breaking the emissions law??  In addition, the EPA also complained about the cheater emulators that folks were using to beat a second cat on a hot rod car.  I see those are gone now too?


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Re: Homemade Poulan carburetor adjustment tool
« Reply #16 on: May 26, 2013, 09:59:16 pm »
I heard that the EPA contacted Ebay about these drivers stating that the sellers were facilitating breaking the emissions law??  In addition, the EPA also complained about the cheater emulators that folks were using to beat a second cat on a hot rod car.  I see those are gone now too?

Must be some more of the government getting carried away and bigger as in the Justice Department and the Infurnal Revenue  Department?
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Re: Homemade Poulan carburetor adjustment tool
« Reply #17 on: July 01, 2013, 08:19:57 pm »
sharkey is correct. EPA also contacted the manufacturers and told them that if they didn't stop the wide-spread sale of low cost adjustment tools, that they would pull their emission certifications and force them to put limiter caps on needles or use some other method to prevent needle adjustment. The intent of the adjustment tools was that they were only to be sold to dealers and not users.

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Re: Homemade Poulan carburetor adjustment tool
« Reply #18 on: July 01, 2013, 09:01:13 pm »
When there is a need to find a way to get the job done . . . . The people will find a way - and if demand is great enough - eventually, a "Black Market" will be set up for the unavailable tools.

One thing is for sure and that is the engines will not run for long without needle adjustment.
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Re: Homemade Poulan carburetor adjustment tool
« Reply #19 on: July 01, 2013, 09:05:59 pm »
Last week I set my 365 Special up for 12,900 and the outside air temperature was in the 90's

Today I went to use the chainsaw when the outside air temperature was in the low 70's and it was too lean. I suppose I had set it too critical to begin with?

I consider that model to best be set at 12,500 if you might be doing some buried cuts?
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