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McCullough Chain Saw
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Bill    Posted 06-03-2003 at 19:53:03       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi,

I have a McCullough MAC 3216 chain saw. Both of the gas hoses need replacements. Can anyone tell me where one might be able to purchase them.

Appreciate any help.

Thanks,

Bill


ace    Posted 11-30-2008 at 10:02:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
try a hobby shop or place that sells fuel line on line.does anyone know if you can put bucking spikes on a mcculloch wildcat?


Ron D    Posted 06-10-2008 at 09:03:16       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Bill,
I brought a McCullough 3216 at a yard sale, but did not get a owners manual. Do you khow where I can locate one.
Ron




Gary    Posted 06-15-2008 at 05:26:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Bill,
I went down to the local shop and found my primer bulb and thy had fuel line in bulk. you may try that. Now im having problems locating where all thelines go because they were brittle and one fell off. now im looking for a schematic. if you know how the lines route, please drop a line.


Seth    Posted 03-01-2008 at 10:11:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have a Mac 3200 with an oler problem. It over oils. Does anyone have any ideas?


tony    Posted 05-03-2008 at 20:10:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Can anyone help?.
I own a mcculloch chainsaw, 2316av, and have misplaced the owners manaul.
The store where i purchased it from has not been much help.
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.


buck    Posted 02-04-2008 at 12:59:24       [Reply]  [Send Email]
a primer bulb for the mac 3200 is a walbro part#188-512-1.


Merle    Posted 01-15-2008 at 20:21:21       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have a missionary friend in the mountains of Old Mexico who has a 1979 Mccullough chain saw. (short bar) Does anyone know what the model name would be for that saw and where to get parts


Bruce Miller    Posted 06-26-2007 at 10:27:41       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Does anyone have information on removing and replacing the oil tank on a MAC 3200 chainsaw? Thanks.


Jack    Posted 06-05-2007 at 00:52:32       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi guys,
I found you by searching on 'McCullough chain saw fuel oil gas ratio'. I'm using my MAC 3216 tomorrow to cut some dead trees and will be using the 40:1 mix you suggest. I called the 800 number last time I used it and got the correct info, but this time they transferred me into oblivion. I guess I should have written the ratio on the case or chain protector. I will this time and not on paper which always disappears. Hope I don't have any other problems, mine gets used < once a year. Let you know how it goes.
Jack


Jack J    Posted 06-05-2007 at 21:41:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Well I didn't get any work done. It was too hot here in Phoenix so I stayed inside and rummaged thru my junk until I found the manual! It is indeed 40:1 gas/oil ratio or 1 gallon gas to 3.2 oz. 2-cycle oil. That makes sense since 1 gallon =128 oz, divided by 3.2 oz. is 40.

The manual covers the following:
Mac
3210,3212,3214,3216,3516,3516AV,3816AV,3818AV
Pro-Mac
3205AV,3505AV,3808AV
Eager Beaver
2010,2014, 2016,2116AV
Super
2316AV,2318AV
Silver Eagle
2012AVS,2012S,2014AVS,2014S,2016S,2116S

Improper storage procedure causes most starting problems and part failures. Storing a chain saw for longer than 30 days requires the following:
1.Drain the fuel tank.
2.Start the engine and let it run til it stops.
3.Allow to cool and remove spark plug.
4.Pour a tsp of clean 2-cycle oil into chamber and pull starter rope slowly a few times.
5.Reinstall spark plug.

On next use remove plug and pull rope quickly a few times to clear oil. Clean and regap or replace plug (.025"). Fill with fuel/oil mixture and check bar oil.


Bryce Hoover    Posted 12-29-2008 at 13:34:38       [Reply]  [Send Email]
If anyone finds a manual, please let me know where. If someone has an old one, I would gladly pay them to copy it for me.


steve    Posted 08-11-2008 at 07:46:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
it says 40:1 right on the cap




Warrick    Posted 03-25-2008 at 10:23:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi Jack J, I stumbled accross your posting with regards to the Mccullough Manual and was wondering if there was anyway i could get a copy of it? My dad just acquired a chainsaw from the neighbor. Mccullough 3516 and was hoping to get a manual. I have had a terrible time trying to track one down. I know you posting is a year old so i hope this reaches you. Thank you so much for your time.


Henagain    Posted 07-16-2006 at 10:36:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
anyone have or know where I can get a shop manual for this saw...or a schematic showing wiring?


Derris Caffey    Posted 10-29-2005 at 17:09:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Bill
I had same problem. I took a piece of the old hose to a mower/edger/repair shop and told them I needed a fuel hose the same diameter as the ones I had in my hand. It was easy.


jack    Posted 09-15-2004 at 16:38:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
I found fuel line and a fuel primer bulb for my mac 3200 chain saw at my Lawn mower shop. Can anyone tell me how far down the return line from the primer must go into the gas tank? After replacing line the saw will not start. I obviously didn't get it right.


Chuck Erwin    Posted 01-08-2006 at 20:19:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]
How were you able to thread the suction line from the carburetor through the wall of the gas tank into the tank? I can see the primer return line, but the suction line was deterioted and fell off into the tank with the filter attached.
This is a McCullough MAC 3200 chain saw.


Jurgen    Posted 08-19-2008 at 07:17:02       [Reply]  [Send Email]
There are small holes inside the tank and you need to thread them through these holes. The lines fit very snugly.


clana    Posted 01-02-2006 at 12:12:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I noticed that you were able to buy a replacement primer bulb assembly for a McCullough chain saw from a lawn mower shop..I have tried to find this part for three weeks with no success. Could you give me the name of that shop so that I can contact them?

If you emailed me it would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
cdellalana@hotmail.com


Samson    Posted 05-05-2008 at 12:10:09       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi, just read about the threading of the fuel lines through the plastic walls of the unit and into the gas tank, Anyway , I just finished threading both lines through and had to thread one of the lines over again because i had accidentally pulled it out ,, lol, . Now that i am an expert at this unique and awkward attemp, i can give you my way of how i did it after many tries but it seems to be the best way of all the tries i tried to try.
lol sorry , just being silly...

Ok first i cleaned out the holes with a flat piece of steel one like the wooden 12 inch rulers have on the straight edge side, ok , then i bought a primer bulb assy at LOWES by the lawnmower area, part # 683974 it comes wit5h the primer plug and 1 clear and 1 blue teeny hose, or is that hoses? lol, ok now what i did i opened the fuel cap and shined a light through it to expose the 2 super tight ports i would have to navigate through, i ended up getting a thin metal coat hanger and cut it so i would end up with the straight bottom part it is the long piece, lol ok ill quit, ok now i stretched the hose as close to the end on one end and it took some stretching but i stretched it good then i cut off a teeny pice as soon as the hoses diameter was reduced , i then placed the hanger rod into the hose all the way throug and about an inch further and fished the line through the bottom hole then i pushed the existing hose twisting it with needle nose plyers until i could catch the end and then pulled it through, but i was one hose short ,,,, oh noooo, i actually lost the blue one as well, figures huh,, i went to the automotive store and got their fuel line its diameter was bigger than the other one but it was easier to sretch decreasing its diameter, it worked but it was slightly loose on the fitting so i just inserted a thin coating of quicksteel around the nipple and it worked fine,, this novel has been brought to you by ,,,, the people that type way too much and dont use spellcheck, lol anyway hope this helps,,


Brad    Posted 05-17-2008 at 13:24:44       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hello, I have a McCullough 3214 that I took to the shop to hear 'bad fuel lines'. I have the new line, sponge and spark plug and have loosened screws on the casing to make access easier. The hoses broke off of most of the points of attachment/end points. I don't know for sure which of the three hoses goes where...
I am not sure if all gas goes into line with filter and that one runs through the primer pump?
I think: One hose goes from top of primer to the top of carbeurator.
Can you tell me where the hose goes that comes off the other side of the carb? Is this a return line to fuel tank?
Thanks for your help!
Brad


John V    Posted 08-29-2004 at 15:11:36       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have a 12-14 year old McCullough Wildcat chain saw(Model 60016003). Does anyone know where I can get a manual for this? It has 3 fuel system adjustment screws, and I don't know how to adjust them. They are labeled "IDLE", "HI", and "LO".


Jack Rogers    Posted 07-19-2008 at 06:39:09       [Reply]  [Send Email]
When i replaced filter inside gas tank, i pulled the other line and noticed the end had 45 degree cut. I tried online to look at a schematic to no avail. Looking for help where this plastic line goes Tx.


mike    Posted 08-31-2007 at 07:32:31       [Reply]  [Send Email]
if it runs at all, start, adjust low to get highest idle speed, then adjust idle screw so the chain dosn't move and,or the saw dosn't stall, then adjust hi screw so the engine dosn't hesitate when you gun the throtle. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE FRESH GAS @40/1 MIX. this can take a few tries to get right, let saw cool and see how it acts, may have to adjust again. good luck


tripod69    Posted 07-17-2003 at 04:30:12       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I just recieved a McCullogh 3200 series saw and need to know the proper fuel oil mixture. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Dennis    Posted 04-02-2007 at 04:51:38       [Reply]  [Send Email]
The Fuel to oil ratio is 40:1 for a MAC 3200


Roy Rutherford    Posted 01-14-2005 at 14:30:20       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I called McCullough and learned the mixture is 40:1.



MccullochMan    Posted 06-14-2003 at 20:25:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey Bill,

I've used Mccullloch saws all my life. Here call this company called "the original". They have every single Mcculloch part. The number is 1800 645 2031 and tell em what you need.


Clod    Posted 06-04-2003 at 06:28:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Go to any place they sell and service 2 cycle engines.I think they have that gas hose in Lowes stores too.But cut off a piece to bring with you to get the exact ID/OD as there is more sizes than one.


Bill    Posted 06-04-2003 at 13:35:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi Clod,

Thanks for the suggestion. I found a couple of places where they service chain saws (McCoullough has gone out of business) and lawn mowers and they carry similar fuel lines. They gave me the same suggestion as you did, take a piece of the original line to match the ID/OD. Will let you know how it went when I get the time to visit them.

Bill


Clod    Posted 06-04-2003 at 14:54:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Most advice I give is based on mistakes made previously.Like I went ten miles to get one of those lines.It was too big. got it on the saw but then it did not fit the gromet that seals the tank.I tried to drill out that but it broke,,So had a tank leak.Just bring the old one.


steve lukens    Posted 01-04-2005 at 15:20:02       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Your diags. helped more than I can thank you.
But first thing today I realized that I need a
new woodroof as the old one is in two pieces.

Any Thoughts ??

Happy New Year!


Steve.

stevelukens@ev1.net


Judy    Posted 03-24-2007 at 15:36:24       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My husband and I are searching for a manual for our 3200 Mac chainsaw that was given to us. Are we supposed to fill up the oil chamber and also the gas chamber? The saw won't start. We are not very familiar. We would appreciate any help.
God bless,
Judy


Robert H    Posted 12-02-2007 at 09:29:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Did you ever get a manual for the 3200? Is so from where?

I would like one in a PDF format if it is out there.

Thanks


Bob Wheeler    Posted 09-30-2008 at 07:11:39       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Where you successful in locating a PDF copy of the McCulloch MAC 3200 chainsaw manual?

If you did, would it be possible to send me a copy or where it could be obtained.

Thank You

Bob Wheeler


Phil in Australia    Posted 10-07-2008 at 17:12:15       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Like many on this forum I've just inherited a Mac3216 chainsaw. Currently it's not working.Could somebody please advise what is the correct spark plug for it. I can at least try to make a start to get it going. (pardon the pun). It appears that nobody can locate a manual. Thanks


JLC    Posted 04-01-2007 at 08:33:55       [Reply]  [Send Email]
The oil tank is for the automatic chain oiler. The gas tank requires pre-mix gas w/ 2 cycle oil (40:1 ratio). Usually if the saw has been unused for a long time the coil goes bad. Simple repair. MTD (the company that makes most lawnmowers nowadays) carries most of the parts as well as Lowes. I haven't found a manual though, but the local lawn equipment & small engine repair shops don't seem to have a problem fixing it.


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