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Re: Poulan 8500
« Reply #20 on: September 05, 2014, 03:45:25 pm »
I'll be retaining very few 'lookers'.  There's the cherry XL-12 that my wife bought me for my birthday a number of years ago.....................the sweet Craftsman 2.3PS/VL that Tim sent me, my Craftsman 5.2, and a couple more.  Those only get ran at GTG's.  The rest have to earn their shelf space.8)
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Re: Poulan 8500
« Reply #21 on: September 05, 2014, 10:45:58 pm »
I have used almost all my saws, but by far the ones in the 54 to 68cc range get the most use.   Some of the older bigger saws will not see much use though with all those 505's hanging around and of course the 2100cd.
PP 505, 475, 445.

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Re: Poulan 8500
« Reply #22 on: October 22, 2017, 11:02:29 pm »
For Sale pretty close ;) but about 3 times what I would pay to just put it in the right persons hands.

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Re: Poulan 8500
« Reply #23 on: October 23, 2017, 01:32:03 am »
It looks good. Have to be $300 or less for me to pick it up for a wall hanger

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Re: Poulan 8500
« Reply #24 on: October 23, 2017, 09:02:02 am »
It looks good. Have to be $300 or less for me to pick it up for a wall hanger

I was only going 200. So x3
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Re: Poulan 8500
« Reply #25 on: October 23, 2017, 11:29:35 pm »
I'm droolin! But too rich for my blood.

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Re: Poulan 8500
« Reply #26 on: October 24, 2017, 04:38:07 pm »
Oh my few more pics I got today.

Wanted to make sure it hadnt been set on concrete floor for years.

Looks dang nice under there.


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Re: Poulan 8500
« Reply #27 on: October 24, 2017, 05:09:11 pm »
Man that's a nice 8500.  Like Mike, $600 is twice what I'd spend on that saw however.  Collector saw prices are going nuts.  All over the map on eBay.  I still blame it on the FB/instagram/etc crowd. 8)
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For older saws:
Tune the H side so that it 4-strokes (burbles) at WOT unloaded and just cleans up when under load.
When you lift cutting load, the saw should immediately revert to 4-stroking.  Fine tune the transition point for the wood you're cutting.
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Re: 8500
« Reply #28 on: October 24, 2017, 05:18:09 pm »


If it smokes then the PTO side crank seal likely needs changing.  The underside of the bar oil pump is 'wet' on these, so the crank seal always has oil on the outside.  The 4900 I had passed pres/vac test and ran fine, but was smoking and fouling the muffler and plug.  It did seem to be hard to pull a prime from the tank when cold. 

Thinking that the impulse signal was a bit weak due to the leaking seal.  Changed out both seals and it ran perfectly.  I think the bar oil masked the crank seal leak.  After the seal swap it pulled a prime much better, and didn't smoke anymore once the residual bar oil in the crankcase and muffler burned off.
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For older saws:
Tune the H side so that it 4-strokes (burbles) at WOT unloaded and just cleans up when under load.
When you lift cutting load, the saw should immediately revert to 4-stroking.  Fine tune the transition point for the wood you're cutting.
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Re: Poulan 8500
« Reply #29 on: October 24, 2017, 05:25:11 pm »
Man that's a nice 8500.  Like Mike, $600 is twice what I'd spend on that saw however.  Collector saw prices are going nuts.  All over the map on eBay.  I still blame it on the FB/instagram/etc crowd. 8)

Said was friends that he had bought new and just been setting.  He is selling it for him I guess.
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