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#1 637Yeoman OFFLINE  

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Posted January 05, 2016 - 09:07 PM

Recently I bought a D55 chainsaw. We got it running for a while then it sat for 2-3 Months.

Now it wont start without pouring gas in the carb. and when it runs out it dies.

I'm thinking crank seals but i'm not sure. If so where do i buy them.

Also it didn't come with a bar or chain. It is a MONSTROUSLY huge engine producing 4hp.

I'm assuming it has a big bar but i dont know what size. 

Any help is appreciated, Have a good one and stay safe, Luke



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Posted January 05, 2016 - 09:26 PM

I don't normally work on chainsaws but if it runs when fuel is in the carb and then dies it sounds like you either have a fuel vacuum problem or a carb clog somewhere. Possibly a high speed jet, just my two cents. Also for your horsepower I would think an 18 to 20 inch bar would be about right, but I am judging that on a modern husqvarna 562xp that has a bit more horsepower than your saw.
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Posted January 06, 2016 - 04:39 AM

 
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Model: D55
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MANUFACTURED BY:
spacer.gif?OpenImageResource CLINTON MACHINE COMPANY ecblank.gif spacer.gif?OpenImageResource CLINTON, MICHIGAN, U.S.A.
SERIES OR ASSEMBLY NUMBER:
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YEAR INTRODUCED:
ecblank.gif 1959
YEAR DISCONTINUED:
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ENGINE DISPLACEMENT:
spacer.gif?OpenImageResource 4.48 cu. in. (73.4cc)
NUMBER OF CYLINDERS:
spacer.gif?OpenImageResource 1
CYLINDER BORE:
spacer.gif?OpenImageResource 1.875 in. (47.6mm)
PISTON STROKE:
spacer.gif?OpenImageResource 1.625 in. (41.27mm)
CYLINDER TYPE:
spacer.gif?OpenImageResource Aluminum with cast iron liner
INTAKE METHOD:
ecblank.gif Reed valves
MANUFACTURER ADVERTISED H.P.:
ecblank.gif 4
WEIGHT:
ecblank.gif 22-1/4 lbs. powerhead only
OPERATOR CONFIGURATION:
ecblank.gif One Man operation
HANDLEBAR SYSTEM:
ecblank.gif Rigid
CHAIN BRAKE:
ecblank.gif none
CLUTCH:
ecblank.gif Centrifugal
DRIVE TYPE:
ecblank.gif Direct
CONSTRUCTION:
ecblank.gif Die cast aluminum
MAGNETO TYPE:
ecblank.gif Clinton
CARBURETOR:
ecblank.gif Tillotson HL-20AX
MAJOR REPAIR KIT:
ecblank.gif nla
MINOR REPAIR KIT:
ecblank.gif DG-1HL
AIR FILTER SYSTEM:
ecblank.gif Skinner ribbon element
STARTER TYPE:
ecblank.gif Clinton automatic rewind
OIL PUMP:
ecblank.gif Manual
MAXIMUM ENGINE RPM:
ecblank.gif 4,500 to 4,800
IDLE RPM:
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IGNITION TIMING:
ecblank.gif fixed 33 to 35 degrees before TDC
BREAKER POINT SETTING:
ecblank.gif 0.020 in. (0.5mm)
FLYWHEEL/COIL AIR GAP:
ecblank.gif 0.007 to 0.017 in.
SPARK PLUG TYPE:
ecblank.gif Champion H10J, also J8J
SPARK PLUG GAP:
ecblank.gif 0.028 in. to 0.033 in. (0.7mm to 0.8mm)
CRANKSHAFT MAIN BEARINGS:
ecblank.gif Ball and roller types
FUEL TANK CAPACITY:
ecblank.gif 1 U.S. Quart = 32 oz.
FUEL OIL RATIO:
ecblank.gif 3/4 pint to 1 U.S. gallon for break in, 
after 5 hours use 1/2 pint to 1 U.S. gallon
RECOMMENDED FUEL OCTANE:
ecblank.gif Regular
MIX OIL SPECIFICATION:
ecblank.gif SAE 30 outboard motor oil or non detergent
CHAIN PITCH:
ecblank.gif .404 in.
CHAIN TYPE:
ecblank.gif Oregon 51AC3
BAR MOUNT PATTERN:
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SHORTEST GUIDE BAR SUPPLIED:
ecblank.gif 14 in. (35 cm)
LONGEST GUIDE BAR SUPPLIED:
ecblank.gif 30 in. (76 cm)
COLOUR SCHEME:
ecblank.gif Clinton Yellow enamel
PAINT CODES:
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ILLUSTRATED PARTS LIST:
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SERVICE MANUAL:
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COMMENTS:
spacer.gif?OpenImageResource still sold in 1964



 

 

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Posted January 06, 2016 - 08:12 PM

I don't normally work on chainsaws but if it runs when fuel is in the carb and then dies it sounds like you either have a fuel vacuum problem or a carb clog somewhere. Possibly a high speed jet, just my two cents. Also for your horsepower I would think an 18 to 20 inch bar would be about right, but I am judging that on a modern husqvarna 562xp that has a bit more horsepower than your saw.

Carbureator is cleaned. We did it twice.

It might be the three diaghrams in the carb.



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Posted January 06, 2016 - 08:22 PM

Sounds like you got a handle on it, but just let me say I have done the same carb multiple times and finnaly found the clog. Small engines and aircraft have these little gremlins that just love to tinker with your hard work! Just saying talk to it it works for me and my mechanic buddies!




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