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Poulan 4900 carb question

MarkPrice

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I have a a 4900 and I am trying to find a new Carb for it.
From the online parts diagrams there are two Tillotson carbs listed: HS-168A and HS-176A.
What is the difference and can they be interchanged?
 

BlackSmith

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Both carbs use the same rebuild kit and gasket kit but there may be a difference in mounting holes or linkage. Do you have the old carb..?
 

MarkPrice

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Yes, The saw sat in the basement for about 20 years and the tank HAD gas in it, now it is liquid gunk!!
If I get the tank cleaned out I might try to rebuild the carb, the P & C look great.

The saw was the first one I started logging with out in Montana back in 1980. I ran it for about 10 years before I switched to buying Stihls.
I would like to clean it up, probably just set it on a shelf but I like them all to run.

A new carb might be a lot easier and cheaper in the long run considering the how much gunk might be in the old carb.

Looks like the HS-168A is going to be hard to find but the HS-176A is still available.
 
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