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Take the bar side cover off and check the oiler with screwdriver and run it out a bit for more oiling.

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The two most common reasons a chainsaw won`t idle are a blocked air filter and an idle screw out of adjustment. Other possible causes include: Dirty Air Filter. Idle Screw out of Adjustment.
The most common reasons why your automatic oiler isn`t working are: Your chainsaw`s oil tank is empty. The chainsaw oiler is clogged. The oil pump is broken.
Symptoms include: over reving, overheating, stalling on acceleration, failure to idle, and worst of all, an engine seizure if the problem is neglected. When an air leak occurs, it often puzzles users and even some saw shop technicians because the symptoms of an air leak are varied.
If your chainsaw still starts and then stops working, check the air filter. Clean or replace the air filter if it is dirty or damaged. Another reason that your chainsaw starts and then stops working could be that the spark arrestor is dirty or clogged. If this is the case, clean it with a wire brush.
If the filter becomes clogged, not enough fuel will reach the engine for it to run properly. Because your chainsaw will idle, but dies when it is revved up to full power, it means that the filter is only partially clogged; it will allow enough fuel to the engine to run on idle, but not enough to sustain full throttle.
Without lubricant, the speed at which the chain moves over the chainsaw bar can cause some serious friction. A slowed-down chain and excessive fuel burning mean there`s a lot of friction between your bar and chain, which means a lot of heat is being produced that could do major damage to your saw.

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Automatic oiler has never worked well even when saw was new, chain never gets enough oil. Should I use a lighter grade oil, or what else should I check?
ANSWER : Take the bar off the saw and check that the hole that the oil comes out hasn’t become blocked with saw dust. It sometimes happens also that when you are filling the saw with oil, shavings and saw dust can get into the tank and this can block the pipes connecting the tank to the hole that the oil comes out. Although it isn’t really recommended, I have used waste engine oil regularly for oiling the saw. This works ok as long as there aren’t any lumps in it.

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<!– from fixya rte –>How full should I fill the chain oiler – McCulloch 16 Inch Gas Chain Saw MCC1635AK
ANSWER : Fill it all the way. I fill mine every time I put fuel in the saw to keep from running out and burning up the chain.

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BAR OILER NOT WORKING GEARS OK .WILL THE TANK PLUG UP . HUSKY 340
ANSWER : Hello slehman629,Take off the chain and bar and you can clean out the oilier tube with a piece of wire or a dull drill bit a small screw might work.It is just saw dust that gets packed in there. Thank you for using fix ya.

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Will only run on choke – McCulloch 16 Inch Gas Chain Saw MCC1635AK
ANSWER : Its running too lean, start with easy stuff first, replace the fuel filter in the tank, check the condition of the fuel hose up to the carb, any signs of damage or leak, then replace.

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I have a McCulloch Chain saw model 3516. The male threads to the chain oil resevoir is cracked. How do I fix it?
ANSWER : A auto parts store will have a oil resistant epoxy

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No oil getting through to chain on use
ANSWER : HiThe oil feed depends on the rpm of the engine.More rpm results more oil.Check the oil line,the oil filter(inside the oil tank),the gear worm and the oiler:Clean the oil way. cheers savumihai71

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Dont know what type off oil to put in the bar and chain tank on the chainsaw
ANSWER : Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly

All Bar oils are SAE 30W non-detergent oil. Go down to the local auto parts supply and buy the cheapest SAE 30W you can find…. SAE 30W is SAE 30W regardless of what brand is on it and for bar oil it is not an issue.

Thanks for choosing FixYa,
Kelly

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The automatic chain oiler does not get oil to the chain. Yes, it has chain oil. The black tube to the top chamber at the bar, seems to be plugged and I cant get it off to clean it out. Thanks, Steve
ANSWER : I have never seen an automatic chain oiler that worked. Even new ones don’t seem to work. Just pour a little used engine oil on the bar once in awhile like everyone else does.In theory there is a small piston that rubs on an eccentric at the chain sprocket, and that sucks in oil and pushes it through a hole, into the center groove of the bar.But if the piston is dry, it won’t pump.If the holes are clogged with sawdust, it won’t work.Here is a video that may help:http://www.ehow.com/video_4756894_a-chain-saw-bar-oiler.html

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