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Here is the manual: http://www.poulanpro.com/ddoc/ppoo/ppoo2009_usen/ppoo2009_usen__545186803.pdf

and a parts view:
Poulan PP4620AVX Gas Chainsaw Parts

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The gap should be set at . 025″.
Good Tension-

A properly-tensioned chainsaw chain should still be just a little loose on the chainsaw guide bar, but the chain needs to be tight enough that you can`t pull the drive links out of the bar nose.

The most common reason for the cord refusing to rewind is a broken or worn out recoil spring. This tiny spring hooks onto the pulley and is stretched out when you pull the cord; when you let go the spring is meant to snap back to its original position.

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I would like to go down A bar size our two on my poulan wildthing
ANSWER : I have a Poulan Pro 295 20″.  When I bought it I also bought a 16″bar and chain and have been using those since.  They make the saw much easier to handle and are a better match to the available power.
The key dimension is from the bar’s mounting hole to its end.  At the store look at the normal replacement bar for your 18″ saw, and pick out a 16″ or even 14″ bar with the same dimensions there.  This can be easily seen by laying one bar over the other.

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Poulan pro bvm200vs, what is the spark plug gap suppossed to be set at?????????????
ANSWER : Re: “The plug should be set from the factory check your manual for the gap setting”Chris, If people had the manual do you honestly think they would waste their time looking for the answer online.Chris – I hope you don’t get paid for offering ‘Check your manual’ answers.

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Can you adjust the oil pump – Poulan Pro 42CC 2 Cycle Chainsaw, 18"
ANSWER : Depends on the saw. If it is adjustable then it will be adjusted from the bottom of the saw. Most have a diagram on the bottom showing which direction to turn the screw

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Is it straight gas or mixed? – Poulan Pro 14" Gas Chainsaw 33CC P3314
ANSWER : It uses a gas/oil mix. 40:1Hope this helps.

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Poulan pro 42 cc, no spark – Poulan Pro 42CC 2 Cycle Chainsaw, 18"
ANSWER : Try diss connecting the earth cut out wire from the ignition unit and try for a spark again, this will rule out the switch and any trapped wires, re set the air gap between the unit and the flywheel to 0.3mm, if there is still no spark the unit is bad and will require replacment, they are normally only held on with a couple of allen screws, and either bolted to the cylinder or the crankcase.

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Where can I download a free manual for Poulan Pro 42cc chainsaw online
ANSWER : Assuming it’s prior to 2007 model year:
User manuals, middle of page:

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No owners manual was in the box – Poulan Pro Chain Saw 46cc 20"
ANSWER : Did you contact the store where you purchased it? That would be first step.

Handheld (Chainsaws, Trimmers, Blowers, Edgers)1 (800) 554-6723 or
There is currently no where to download an Operator’s Manual. HTH

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18″-ml 72tfgcsoo8 the plug i have will not stay in place .
ANSWER : I would check jackssmallengines.com the link is below. They supply Poulan replacement parts.http://www.jackssmallengines.com/poulan_chainsaw_parts_index.cfmGood luck.

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