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Old 03-29-2011, 04:30 PM   #1
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I have a 455 rancher that I bought used, and it is smoking and throwing fuel out muffler, any help?

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Old 03-29-2011, 04:54 PM   #2
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Check the oil level, is it over full?

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Old 03-29-2011, 05:49 PM   #3
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no, it actually had next to no bar oil in it. Just found the manual online so I'm going to go through all the checks, and maintenance that it says to and hopefully come up with something. I just hope I didn't waste my money!
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Old 03-29-2011, 06:03 PM   #4
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BG, the 455 is a chainsaw...2 cycle :)

It could be a couple things, there's a chance that the carburetor is just WAY out of tune, running way to rich. How does it idle? Is it extremely hard to start? It could also be the inlet needle in the carburetor not be sealing properly. This could be caused by either a worn needle, or dirt under the sealing tip. I would pick up a rebuild kit for the carburetor (should run $10-$15) and disassemble, clean with carb cleaner spray and install the rebuild kit. It's not very difficult to do if you take your time and make notes of how everything came apart, take pictures if necessary, and you can always post on here if you run into a problem. But if you don't feel comfortable digging into the carburetor, you'd probably want to take it to a dealer.
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Remove the muffler and look for a fine mesh screen (similar to window screen material). That is your spark arrestor, if it looks clogged clean it.

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