Re: Newb Troubleshoot help
1. The chain sits on top of the tensioner. The tensioner causes issues for some people. Search around on here, there is a way to eliminate the tensioner completely.
2. Choke on is up, choke off is down.
3. You should have about 3/4" of play (up/down) on the top run of the chain. Also check the chain alignment, as that can cause issues.
4. You mean the plastic air cleaner? Does it constantly leak gas? Could be a float problem allowing the carb to fill up with gas. There is a post by Norman on here how to completely disassemble the carb and check everything.