Post by rharley95ci on Jul 12, 2009 11:18:01 GMT -5
As I promished in first post....The other two saws and a thanks to everyone. Who had a hand in helping me locate and find parts to complete then. And to Joe and SCSUPPLY for the great decals for the finishing touch. yfrog.com/0phomelites115j
Post by rharley95ci on Jul 12, 2009 14:03:46 GMT -5
The truth is..They will probably just just sit in the garage and come out once in awhile to run and keep everything oiled up. I live in the city and really have no use for a chainsaw. Except for a downed limb every so often. But I did just go out and fire up the XL-500 and noticed that I'm sucking a lot of air in the gas line. Is that normal for the wick filter in the old Homelites? The only reason I used it was wanted to keep very close to original but the clear fuel line. I was thinking that maybe I had the tank empty for awhile while doing the saw and it needs to get all the air out of the wick. I'll post a few of my other saws later....a few of my first Homelites other the the XL-12. My first post.
Where are you seeing the bubbles? Do you have a clear line from the upper sleeve to the carburetor There are only two places to suck air. The lower compression fitting and the upper soldered on sleeve. If the lower compression fitting is leaking it should also leak gas.
To answer your question about the wick filter, if the filter is bad, you won't get enough gas. They usually idle OK but will die at high RPM