Works after sitting in the case for 14yrs

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Crockettay154's review of Homelite Timberman 45 18


“Works after sitting in the case for 14yrs”

Written on: 07/08/2017 by Crockettay154 (1 review written)

Bought this Homelite Timberman 45cc 18in chainsaw in 2001 to cut trees on my wife's 5 acres that had been clear cut of pines all other trees left standing or were laying down. Cutting trees when home on leave was my hobby and stress relief. Hurricane came through in 2003 I spent 3 weeks cleaning up the mess. I bought 5 chains and cut from sun up to sundown. Sharpened chains at night. These were all hardwood trees about half were 18 inches or more in diameter. Saw worked great with minimum amount of maintenance.

Took the saw with me to my next duty station, wife didn't need it she had enough wood to last her for five years. It sat in the case for the next 14yrs, I did no storage prep. 11yrs in leaky metal shed, last 3yrs in my workshop. Pulled it out today thinking that it was trashed. This it what I did to get it to run.

Pulled muffler off, cleaned the area and sprayed seafoam onto the cylinder. Piston was shiny like it should be.
Took the spark plug off. Sprayed seafoam into the chamber. Pulled several times. Felt great pulling
Took off air filter and cleaned. Sprayed seafoam into the carburetor.
Drained 14yr old fuel out and wiped out. Sprayed seafoam into the tank.
Took off starter cleaned.
Cleaned every nook and cranny with paper towel or with an air compressor.
Put it all back together.
5 pushes on the primer bulb and 4 pulls and it started with what remained of the 14yr old fuel. Awesome!!!!! I did notice when I took it apart parts were stamped with "Made in USA.
After old fuel burned out, sprayed some seafoam into gas tank and filled it up with new fuel. Restarted and let it run at idle for about 20min. I got motivated and cut a dead tree down. It worked. Needs some clutch work but after sitting for 14yrs that's nothing.

If I remember right I paid around 150-160 dollars for it and was purchased at Home Depot. Best money I have ever spent on a gas powered tool.

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