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Question: Gas Tank Leaking
I have a Homelite model 150 an old one, but it still runs. The gas tank has started leaking and the gas tank is part of the housing. Is there anything I can get to stop the tank from leaking and if so where can I get it from and how is the best way to repair it?
Reply: Gas Tank Leaking
The problem I see with trying to repair a leak to fuel tank. Is that if it works. But after a while it starts leaking again and you are in a area where it could cause a fire. It wouldn't be worth the time and effort you put in to the repair if a major fire broke out or someone got hurt because of it. The other downside is that the housing is no longer available from the manufacture. You may try to search for a used one with a good tank. Or maybe it's time to gift yourself with a new one.
Hope this helps,
Question: Homelite 150
I have a Homelite 150 Chainsaw that now has started having a problem wtih the blade overtightening when in use. The blade gets overtighted and then chokes the motor and stalls. When I loosen the blade so as to run the blade falls off. Do I need a new tensioner piece that goes over the blade?
Question: Homelite 150 Chainsaw
what is the fuel mixure for the homelite 150 chainsaw? I have not used it in several years and need to fing out? I cant start it, any suggetions
Reply: Homelite 150 Chainsaw
Homelites used to be 40:1 ratio. New models may call for 50:1. Either one you Re in the ballpark. I've had 2 homelite chainsaws,still running, for the past 25 years and I've run 40:1 ratios in them. One is a 16 inch and the other is a 12 inch "Bandit" model.
Question: Carburetor Adjustment
I asked how to adjust a carb after taken apart and cleaned and I guess no one knows how. what is the standard amount of turns on the needle valves to start with so I can get it started. I brought it to the table can anyone answer it this time? Frank
Reply: Carburetor Adjustment
TO ADJUST A CARB YOU NEED THE TOOL ADJUSTER. PUSH IT ON THE SCREW MARKED L. FIRST TURN IT IN TO ITS SEAT GENTLY THEN ANT CLOCK WAYS OUT ONE TURN. THEN DO SAME WITH THE SCREW H TRY TO START SAW WARM UP ENGINE THEN ADJUST L SCREW TO IDLE FAST WITH TICKOVER SCREW AS WELL. THEN RUN ENGINE FLAT OUT AT THE SAME TIME ADJUST THE H SCREW TO GET MAX REVS YOU MAY HAVE TO DO A [2 OR 3 TIMES TO GET IT RIGHT]
Question: Fuel Filter
How do you replace the fuel filter? Do you have a link to a schematic that shows this?
Reply: Fuel Filter
pull the gas line out of the gas tank and the filter is on the end of the gas line. it's easy.
Question: Oil Pump For Bar
I am not getting any bar oil from my oil pump. I have checked the oil pump pick-up and filter and they are OK. I can not check the pick-up tubing. The output to the bar does not appear clogged. At this point do I need to remove the Oil tank from the rest of the saw. Will this do me any good? Does the oil pump use a diaphragm to pump the oil? Is it possible that I do not need an oil pump. Can you suggest some simple tests to find out? Thanks for your help.
Reply: Oil Pump For Bar
The oil pump has a filter. It may be dirty.
The pump also has a 3 gasket diaphragm; they may have split.
Reply: Oil Pump For Bar
Run a tip cleaner in the outlet hole to the bar.