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Redfin

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I read that about the fuel injected chop saw when it came out, that you had to pump it everytime.
Ive had a 500i here for over a year. Milled about 5 tanks with it before I tore it apart. It sat for 5 months with the same fuel in tank and fire right up with maybe 4 primes.

Never have I had to prime when the saw is warm while bucking. Im sure it wouldnt hurt, no way to flood it.
 

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Ive had a 500i here for over a year. Milled about 5 tanks with it before I tore it apart. It sat for 5 months with the same fuel in tank and fire right up with maybe 4 primes.

Never have I had to prime when the saw is warm while bucking. Im sure it wouldnt hurt, no way to flood it.
The Pacific Ocean respectfully disagrees
 

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Ive had a 500i here for over a year. Milled about 5 tanks with it before I tore it apart. It sat for 5 months with the same fuel in tank and fire right up with maybe 4 primes.

Never have I had to prime when the saw is warm while bucking. Im sure it wouldnt hurt, no way to flood it.

2 cranks cold with no prime

That bulb is there for nothing
 

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Purge bulbs are for weedwhackers. 8 pumps??? T1's dates never got that much (in one day anyways).

WTF kind of nonsense is that? For a 288XP it's set the choke and high idle, pull till she pops, open the choke and pull again, then let 'er warm up and cut wood....

Hot start is pull the rope and cut wood.
 

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Metering lever height is wrong, needle is leaking, or metering chamber gasket and diaphragm are installed in the wrong order. Can you do a pressure pop off test of the carb?
@Eccentric Aaron , the needle will hold pressure to about20 psi . But , once it pops and relieves pressure , it will not reset ,and leaks down . I’ve cleaned the seat , changed needles , tried a different spring . Still the same stuff going on . Any ideas ? ? ?