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If your chainsaw is using too much bar oil, you may need to clean the bar and chain and rid it of built-up dirt and debris. You can do this by spraying a degreaser onto the bar and chain and letting it sit for a few minutes before wiping them clean with a rag.
All 2-cycle chain saws use a proper mix of gas and oil – ECHO recommends a 50:1 mix which is equal to 2.6 fluid ounce of oil for each (1) gallon of gas.
Make sure your chainsaw`s bar-and-chain assembly stays sharp and well-lubricated with ECHO 1 Gal. Bar and Chain Oil. This oil features a viscosity index of 150 and a pour point of -40°F for use all year.
The chain saw should be oiled before each cut. Manual Oiling System: Lubricate the saw chain by pressing the bulb on the oil reservoir cap twice before making each cut. Hold the bulb down for 3-4 seconds on each press.
Two-stroke oil will last for a couple of years when it is not mixed with petroleum. Once mixed with petroleum we would not recommend keeping for more than 3-4 months in a sealed airtight approved storage container. I HAVEN`T USED MY CHAINSAW SINCE LAST SEASON AND IT WON`T START.
Contact With The Ground

With a single contact with the ground while running, a chainsaw can become very dull. This is because the ground contains sand and dust which is abrasive and contains a lot of tiny rocks. To avoid such occurrences, avoid cutting wood placed on the ground.

The chain saw should be oiled before each cut. Manual Oiling System: Lubricate the saw chain by pressing the bulb on the oil reservoir cap twice before making each cut. Hold the bulb down for 3-4 seconds on each press.

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Oil is not lubing the chain on bar, what would be causing it?

When using the chainsaw, the chainsaw siezes, and makes the engine run sluggish. The bar and chain we not is not getting oil. The oil reservoir is fulled.

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ANSWER : Sounds like the ports on the bar are possibly clogged with debris or the oil lines going down to the bar are clogged. Check both of them to see if that might be the problem.

Bar and chain oil leaks when not running
ANSWER : This is normal as the pump creates a pressure vacuum to pull the oil through it to the bar. If you are concerned about this, open and then close the oiler cap. This will relieve the pressure much like in a caulking gun or gen. purpose pump sprayer. Hope this helped.

I have a husqvarna 137 chainsaw. The problem is with the bar oil. When the saw runs oil is flowing but where the rubber corner piece which allows the oil to flow out of appears to be just dripping the oil straight out. It looks like it should fill a small reservoir behind the metal plate and the oil then moves upwards where the chains drags the oil through the oil hole on the bar which is moving outwards as in the top chain on the bar. However the chain-brake area is just getting messy with oil splattering all over and the bar not actually getting oiled. I have fitted a new metal plate to see if the corner of the original was not sealing properly but that has not helped. The bar holes are clean. Any suggestions as I can’t see what it could be?
ANSWER : It’s the rubbers. I had the same problem with my 137 and 141. The rubbers shrink over time and the oil never makes it up the channel. The replacement part is one piece and less prone to leaking than the original 2 piece design.

Echo 310 oiler not oiling chain. cleaned the opening of any debris, and still no luck. There is oil in the saw, and oil is getting to the clutch. It’s just not getting to the top of the chain.
ANSWER : Hello sq. Add one tablespoon of kerosene to the oil reservoir. this will thin out the oil a wee bit and then it should flow properly.

My 290 isn’t oiling chain. I tried adjusting oil flow and still no oil?
ANSWER : You have to remove the bar and clean it out

Ms 170 leaks bar chain oil out bottom, no oil on chain
ANSWER : Your clutch drum bearing has gone bad, letting the clutch drum to move around and cut into the oiler behind it, so now it just pumps the oil out that hole. You have to get that fixed to use the saw, otherwise you’re going to cause catastrophic damage to the saw very soon.

On a husqavarna 362 xp special 71cc chainsaw very little oil is coming out to the chain i have removed the chain and bar and cleaned and still very little oil is making it to the chain what should i do ??
ANSWER : Check to see if there is an oil-volume adjustment screw located near the lower part of the chain where it goes into the cover, but mounted in the main case. It might be underneath the case in about the same location. Turn it CCW somewhat, if found, and check for oiling by holding the bar tip running at speed near some cardboard. If properly oiled, it will throw off a thin line of oil after several moments. If there is no adjustment, then you will have to investigate the oil pump, lines, and filter/valve in the oil tank. Make sure to clean the small oil passages in the drive end of the bar. Hope this helps!

My chainsaw leaks oil out of a small hole or drain just below the base of the bar. is there anyway to way to stop this
ANSWER : Are you sure you aren’t talking about the chain oiler system? There is to be a small amount of oil to lubricate the bar and chain.