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Offline freefour

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Wild Thing Carb Adjustment
« on: January 26, 2018, 11:51:46 am »
I got a P4018WT Wild Thing given to me. It had rotten fuel lines so got new ones installed along with a new carb, plug, air cleaner, primer bulb, ect.

It starts right up, idles great. Throttle response is good on quick pulses. If I squeeze the throttle about half way it will rev up high and stay. If I throttle wide open it wants to fall flat and die. My guess is that it's not getting enough fuel and needs adjustment. I have the tool on the way, but what should I try first?

I have watched several videos on youtube and other forum responses but I see nothing consistent so I thought I would ask.

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Re: Wild Thing Carb Adjustment
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2018, 12:35:28 pm »
Make sure the 2 carb nuts are snug tight. But I would begin by opening the L side up some. 

Sounds like you got a air leak somewhere. 

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Re: Wild Thing Carb Adjustment
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2018, 02:43:47 pm »
I also have a wild thing that I've had for probably 10 years. I also just had to replace all the lines, filters, and carb. Mine will crank but wont run long. So if you figure it out and can determine the correct carb adjustment please post up your findings.

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Re: Wild Thing Carb Adjustment
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2018, 02:51:51 pm »
I also have a wild thing that I've had for probably 10 years. I also just had to replace all the lines, filters, and carb. Mine will crank but wont run long. So if you figure it out and can determine the correct carb adjustment please post up your findings.

Wouldnt yours be a 2375 WT?  If so little different then the newer strato ones. 

Check the service manual out. But if memeory is right. Try 2 out on L and H to start with from lightly seated. Make sure epa crap is off the H and L.

Poulan service manual if yours is a 2375  https://chainsawrepair.createaforum.com/poulan/poulan-wild-thing-2250-2450-2550-220-221-260-service-manual/msg30028/#msg30028

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Re: Wild Thing Carb Adjustment
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2018, 02:55:20 pm »
Yes I believe it is the 2375. By different do you mean with the carb adjustment?

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Re: Wild Thing Carb Adjustment
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2018, 02:57:15 pm »
I see you already posted that. Thank you, I will check it out.

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Re: Wild Thing Carb Adjustment
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2018, 02:58:13 pm »
I got the tool in and it took about 10 minutes to adjust.  I ended up turning the H CCW about 1/2 turn.  Runs great now!  As for dying, I had that problem when I turned the L CCW.  I ended up turning it back CW until it would stay running and idle well.

I am no pro, but I went about 1/4 turn then test then repeat until I got it right. 

It runs as good as my Stihl now!
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Re: Wild Thing Carb Adjustment
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2018, 03:02:37 pm »
Yes I believe it is the 2375. By different do you mean with the carb adjustment?

could be. have owned both and was a little different.
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