I think it depend on the gas you use how long the primer bulbs last. I have had Poulans for years, they don't seem to attract the thieves as much as a real saw. I also abuse my saws, cutting way too close to the ground a lot...Anyhow I have bad primer bulbs in most of my lawn equipment this year. Last year we had drought conditions so nothing got used much but it all got plenty of heat... Must have gotten a bad batch of fuel at some point too, went to start the weedeater and there were no fuel lines left.Local places get $6 a foot for the line too, and it lasts a year. Changed the fuel line, pushed the primer bulb and it split wide open. Two saws, one mower and a pair of weedeaters have bad primer bulbs to change. I never changed one until this year in my own stuff, and most was bought used.
I took a Wild Thing Poulan apart this spring, bought it from Tractor supply as an unrepairable returned parts saw...Never had one this far apart before but for a cheap saw I am impressed with the engineering. It should run fine once I get it back together, a fastener had jammed the flywheel where it could not be seen until the saw was apart completely.
Anyone got a hint for keeping bar oil in a Poulan during storage?