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Offline 038magnum

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026 dies when on its side
« on: November 01, 2013, 08:48:47 am »
I've an old 026 that's done a good deal of trimming and moderate sawing duty that recently began dying when tossed to its side.  Runs fine upright, never missing a lick.  I'm assuming the pickup tube in the tank may be the culprit, maybe kinking a bit when laid over.  Any suggestions before I start?  Oh yeah, new to the forum, this is my first post.
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Re: 026 dies when on its side
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2013, 09:05:32 am »
That would be a good less costly place to try first but sometimes it is the high side crank seal?
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Re: 026 dies when on its side
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2013, 09:45:43 am »
I hadn't thought of that as an issue....I always throw it on its right side, maybe I'll toss it to the left side and see if it still dies.  I guess that may eliminate (or point to) the seal as an issue....???
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Re: 026 dies when on its side
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2013, 10:19:25 am »
Personally I never went for the tilt/leaking seal theory, my vote would be a fuel line gummy issue, of course bad av mts and a torn boot or impulse is possible too.  But going through the carb and a new kit, new fuel line and filter is always a good thing to do on an old saw.

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Re: 026 dies when on its side
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2013, 02:04:15 pm »
I may get to it this weekend if the local farm supply has a carb kit and tubing etc. If not, the much older 038 is always on standby.... Thanks for the suggestions.
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Re: 026 dies when on its side
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2013, 03:34:06 pm »
Personally I never went for the tilt/leaking seal theory, my vote would be a fuel line gummy issue, of course bad av mts and a torn boot or impulse is possible too.  But going through the carb and a new kit, new fuel line and filter is always a good thing to do on an old saw.

I've never been able to get my head wrapped around that theory either, Fish.....BUT, having said that, almost every 026 I've run into that has ran funny on it's side, has had a flywheel side seal leaking. ???

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Re: 026 dies when on its side
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2013, 04:43:33 pm »
with that in mind the 026 tiny recoil side
seal is a pita to remove without that special seal remover, any suggestions?

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Re: 026 dies when on its side
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2013, 08:02:05 pm »
You fellows are starting to make me bum out a little bit...I was hoping for a simple fuel delivery fix... oh well no big deal, that's why we have backups, right ?? ;D
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Re: 026 dies when on its side
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2013, 08:55:03 pm »
Do the carb kit and check the fuel line possibly the impulse circuit first. See if you can get by with less trouble?
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Re: 026 dies when on its side
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2013, 08:35:38 am »
Do the carb kit and check the fuel line possibly the impulse circuit first. See if you can get by with less trouble?

Sounds like the best plan.  I will proceed as soon as parts are picked up.
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