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Name Peter C. Rayno
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New to me Remington PL-5 chainsaw
#1   Jul 6, 2018 7:29 pm
A barn find sent to a recycle center given to me. After 3 weeks of work it now starts and runs really well for a 50+ year old machine. This 65.5 c.c. beast requires 16:1 oil mix, Usually I run 40:1 in all of my two cycles ( going down to 20:1 very well ). The PL-5 now is running on my 40:1 gas mixture. Is it alright with our fuel presently and the two cycle oil we have presently to run it on 40:1?? It sure runs smooth with not much smoke but I don't want to hurt it after all my work. This is now my oldest chainsaw, my newest is a McCulloch 310 I bought in 1979. This one was very hard to find any parts for.....what a headache....Peter
Re: gas or electric or cordless string trimmer
#2   Apr 22, 2015 9:38 am
I'm with RIT333, but there is a learning curve and maintenance with gas powered units. I also am a big fan of curbside and freebees..............
Re: McCulloch Mac 110
#3   Dec 21, 2014 4:31 pm
Well, I have a good spark now, just have to put it back together and see if she will run!! If it doesn't run at least it is very clean and easier to work on now......
Re: McCulloch Mac 110
#4   Dec 20, 2014 9:46 am
Thanks niper99, Now with knowledge at hand I'm hoping I can get this thing running for Free!! Thanks for the Christmas present niper99................Peter
McCulloch Mac 110
#5   Dec 19, 2014 2:43 pm
I was recently gifted a non running Mac 110 saw. I tore it down today because of no spark and it has to be one of the biggest PITA chainsaw tear-down jobs I have ever done. Most of the job was thick oily compacted sawdust through out the engine and housing assembly. I found the points had no gap after clean up (reason for no spark I hope). I cannot find any info from my web searching on point gap or magneto air gap. I find getting parts are difficult so I just cleaned everything up and I will see if the spark returns before I spend any money on this 10" cute little saw. Anyone out there with any McCulloch ignition specs to boost my morale? and a Merry Christmas to all my fellow Abby's O.P.E. brothers.............and God bless everyone!!............Peter
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