It is important you utilize the correct chain oil. Most chainsaw oils on the market are designed to be sticky to prevent overspray, however these are better suited to larger machines, our smaller chainsaws may struggle to pump this oil, especially in cooler weather. It might be beneficial to use an SAE30 oil or 5w30 […]
This is most commonly caused by an incorrect fuel mixture to much oil in the fuel. This can also be caused by stale or old fuel, a dirty or restricted air filter, a partially restricted exhaust system, and incorrect usage of the machine.
This would typically be a fuel tank venting restriction or maybe a fuel cap or other type vent, or fuel line that is damaged in the tank. Other possible reasons are ignition system failures.
This typically is fuel line or fuel filter related. Other possible reasons are fuel line blockage or airlock, fuel leakage or incorrect fuel:air mix, check the fuel:oil mix is correct at 40:1. Use the prime and pull procedure to deliberately flood the engine and allow to clear.
We’d recommend using the 2stroke mixing bottle supplied with your machine, Using a funnel and keeping the bottle level, pour the fuel in the larger side up to the required level [ 2.5 for a 250ml mix or 5 for a 500ml mix] then fill the smaller side up to the same corresponding mark with […]
Flooded engines can be started by removing the spark plug from the machine and placing the choke lever in the RUN position; then, pull the rope to clear the engine of excess fuel. Leave the spark plug out for 30mins and refit and retry.
Disconnect the spark plug lead. Then, clean the area around the spark plug to avoid getting debris in the combustion chamber when you remove the plug. Clean oily deposits from the plug with a stiff tooth brush and some neat petrol. Check that the centre electrode is square and is gapped according to the owner’s […]
The best method is to prime and pull the engine, this will reset your fuel:air mixture, it will force through any dirt or detritus and clear any airlocks. Your fuel acts like a solvent and will strip the carburetor and chamber of any oil. The process involves removing the spark plug, pressing the primer bulb […]
Chainsaw chains stretch and become loose during operation. A properly-tensioned chainsaw chain should still be just a little loose on the chainsaw guide bar, but the chain needs to be tight enough that you can’t pull the drive links out of the bar nose. A good way to test chain tension is to pull on the chain at the middle of the bar […]