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    usmcbuckwild ONE OF THE GREATEST!

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    I have come across several threads with people having issues with the 268 (and other saws that use the same tank vent) being clogged/slow to vent. The tank vents are cheap enough, but if the saw is down; production has stopped. Rooting around in the shop I came up with a quick and free fix.

    Remove the clogged tank vent (there are several how-tos on this already) separate the vent from the straw. Looking down in the vent you will see the “vent” material. Using a fine thread sheetrock screw, carefully thread the screw into the vent material and gently pull it out. If it breaks or disintegrates just fish the pieces out with a pick.
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    Grab one of the used plastic-foam type Husqvarna fuel filters. Remove the top plastic part that goes into the fuel line by cutting just below the plastic with a razor blade. This leaves you a hollow plasticy-foam thingy. Grab a 3/16” hollow punch or wood plug punch and knock a plug out of the bottom of the empty filter.
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    Grab the plug you just made and press it into the vent housing. Reinstall the straw and resinstall the entire vent assembly back into the saw. Start to finish: less than 5 minutes.
     
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    NCFarmboy Super OPE Member

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    I blow the old ones out with air. Quick like now.
    Shep
     
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    Thats nifty but I just used a little bit of loose cotton ball as a replacement in my 288.

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    beaglebriar "I have a potty mouth" + GFY

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    I did one the other day with an echo style tank vent. Removed and drilled the existing vent to accept the echo hose, shortened the hose a bit and reinstalled with a dab of threebond.

    I really hate to drill out a perfectly good tank so drilling the original vent was a good alternative. Shoulda took a picture...
     
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    usmcbuckwild ONE OF THE GREATEST!

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    Anything is better than nothing!
     
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    usmcbuckwild ONE OF THE GREATEST!

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    Pics or it didn’t happen
     
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    CJ Brown I learned it from a hockey card...

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    That's a small bit of genius right there - good thinking!
     
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    beaglebriar "I have a potty mouth" + GFY

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    Don't encourage him...
     
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    Don’t worry, I don’t take compliments well.
     
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