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Starting a McCulloch Chainsaw (problem)
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Jeff    Posted 11-16-2003 at 12:08:41       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I found a McCulloch Pro Mac 165 chainsaw when cleaning out my wifes fathers house. I am trying to use it to cut up a fallen tree, but i cant seem to get it started, and directions for this are no where to be found. If anyone could help me and tell me how to get it started that would be great.

Kirk Snyder    Posted 12-20-2003 at 08:43:58       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I am using a friend's Pro-Mac 5700-20. My questions is do I use a standard fuel/oil mixture and where can I download a manual for this model for routine maintenance and repairs.

LesWV    Posted 11-16-2003 at 16:47:10       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Old saws can be a pain to get going after they have sit for a year or so and can be more of a PITB than they are worth.
Start with a new Spark plug, Freash fuel mix (4 oz two cycle oil to 1 gal of gasoline).
To start the saw.
Choke on
Kill switch to Run
Pull the starter rope all of the way out slowly to see how far it will go. Then with quick sharp jerks. Pull the starter rope about 2/3 of it full lengtht.
When the saw hits. Choke off.
Start the saw.

If the saw still does not start with a new plug and freash fuel. It may need to have the carb cleaned and rebuilt, new fuel filter and lines and tuned up.

If you ever thought of buying a new saw for cleaning up around the farm. I would suggest looking at the Husqvarna 141. It comes with a 16" bar, easy starting and maintained, two year warranty and they have more than enough power for their size. Locally they cost less than $200.00 and are well worth the money. The biggest thing that sold me on Husky's power equipment (saws, trimmers, blowers) are they will run..LOL You can start the engine and sit them down and they will idle until the tank run dry.

Stan TN    Posted 11-16-2003 at 21:31:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]
The best use for that McCullough would be a trade in, IF the local Stihl, Husky, Jonserd or Echo dealer will take it. If not, flea market. Poulan, Homelite, etc. saws are pretty much the same as your Mac.

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