Author Topic: Got another metallic blue Poulan S25 coming  (Read 1363 times)

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Re: Scored a Metallic Blue S25 for $10.28 Saturday Night
« Reply #50 on: December 24, 2014, 02:41:13 pm »
Tried removing the carb but it wouldn't budge. There has to be something else holding it in place.
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Re: Scored a Metallic Blue S25 for $10.28 Saturday Night
« Reply #51 on: December 25, 2014, 04:08:13 am »
Very interesting.  That saw has the toggle kill switch.  The OP's saw is also a 2.3 but has the sliding switch.  Looks like I was wrong about the progression of Craftsman colors.  Blue/aqua must have come before the yellow Explorer saws.  I had assumed that the yellows were older than the blue/greens as the yellows often had RN bars.  Hmmm....

Kevin is that your saw?  I need to pick up a yellow 2.3 like that.  Odd that it doesn't have "Explorer" on the starter decal.....
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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: Scored a Metallic Blue S25 for $10.28 Saturday Night
« Reply #52 on: December 25, 2014, 04:11:03 am »
Tried removing the carb but it wouldn't budge. There has to be something else holding it in place.

As I suggested in my PM......I believe it's just a stuck gasket.  If you think something else is holding it up, post a pic of the carb area of the saw with the AF cover 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: Scored a Metallic Blue S25 for $10.28 Saturday Night
« Reply #53 on: December 25, 2014, 05:08:25 am »
These might provide further info.

Serial# S812599
Model# 358.350860
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Re: Scored a Metallic Blue S25 for $10.28 Saturday Night
« Reply #54 on: December 25, 2014, 06:09:03 am »
According to Acres' website both the yellow and metallic blue models were introduced the same year.

On to the carb. I did get the carb off. I tried pulling off that gasket and it ripped. It's going to need to soak in carb cleaner for a while.
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Re: Scored a Metallic Blue S25 for $10.28 Saturday Night
« Reply #55 on: December 25, 2014, 09:05:43 am »
Not mine Aaron = 2.3 yellow.  I just stumble across saws in searches and stop to save them here.  It was for sale when I spotted it.
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Re: Scored a Metallic Blue S25 for $10.28 Saturday Night
« Reply #56 on: December 31, 2014, 04:58:34 am »
Update :) I just ordered a complete Tillotson rebuild kit for my carb since it was only $12 shipped. I'll be picking up some CRC Brakleen and Duster Gas when I go shopping this morning.
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Update :) I ordered an Oregon Pro-Lite 14" bar this morning.
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Carburetor has been rebuilt and bolted back onto the saw. Getting that base gasket to stay still wasn't easy. Next items on the shopping list is a 3/8" pitch Oregon Sprocket and Oregon 91VXL chain.
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I've got a brown saw similar to these on eBay right now. It's an Allis Chalmers 75-A in pretty good cosmetic condition and really great operating condition. It's been bid up to about $175 ish with 5 days left. I sold a "green" one a couple days ago in good running order for $50.00 so the color DOES make a difference. I also sold another of these 75-A saws on eBay a week or so ago and someone hit the buy it now about 30 minutes after it posted. (that person is also bidding on the current listing)

 

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