Hi Josh, Great you’re happy with the 357. I have one myself since like 10 years. I like it too, not modded as yours though.
Right now it does not work, it chokes when warm. Brought to a neigbour of mine and he shall have a deeper look at it.
It seems like some have had problem with the automatic decompression valve, does yours have that?
Have a great day!
I deleted my auto decomp as they are problematic as you stated. Also make sure you upgrade your intake boot to the style with the metal clamp. The plastic intake clamps are notorious for loosening and causing an air leak that will burn the Saw down. Lastly, there is an diaphragm update kit for your carburetor if you have the Walbro. If you have the Zama carb I believe you are fine.