How to Identify and Fix Common Gardening Problems ?
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What causes a chainsaw to leak oil? As the oil is pumped from the tank through to the guide bar, air begins to replace the space where the oil was previously stored. If there isn`t proper ventilation of the oil tank, a vacuum can occur and reduce the flow of oil to the guide bar.
In all but very exceptional cases there is nothing wrong with the chainsaw and what appears to be an oil leak is simply oil that has sprayed from the chain as it rotates at high speed, draining from the saw body and guide bar.
The vent hole gets rid of heated gasses, so it may be broken. Flip the cap upside-down, and inspect the vent hole, which is usually in the middle of the cap on Poulan`s chainsaw. If the vent hole is broken, ripped open or clogged, the gas may leak in other areas. Replace the cap, and see if it is still leaking.
Oil leaking from a Chainsaw is a common occurrence and does not signify an issue with your chainsaw. Oil is pumped through grooves around the chain bar to ensure the chain and bar are lubricated correctly. Therefore it`s common and expected for a chainsaw to have oil left in these grooves after use.
Oil leaks manifest in many different ways, but if your car is leaking oil when parked, the vast majority of leaks are due to degraded engine gaskets, oil pan leaks, or bad oil seals and connections. Your car`s oil pan is attached to the bottom of your engine.
The fuel tank on your chainsaw is a plastic reservoir that stores fuel. The plastic can occasionally become cracked, and when this happens, fuel can leak out. There are several places on the fuel tank that can cause leaks, such as the grommet, the gasket, or the fuel cap.
Naturally, the chain of your chainsaw will need to be oiled well to function perfectly. To make sure that it functions well, grab some WD-40 Multi-Use-Product. WD-40 works great for both – rust prevention and lubrication.
Maintain the chainsaw`s bar
To degrease the bar, you should add some degreaser or lubricant such as WD-40® Multi-Use Product, mixed with warm water. Once soaked with the solution, use a rag to remove all the dust and grease. If there is stubborn grime, you can use a wire brush to remove it.
The carburetor might be clogged. A clogged carburetor is often caused by leaving fuel in the chainsaw for a long period of time. Over time, some of the ingredients in the fuel may evaporate, leaving behind a thicker, stickier substance. This sticky fuel can clog up the carburetor and cause the chainsaw engine to stall.
One of the more common questions we get concerns either the overwhelming smell of gas coming from the carburetor or fuel leaking out of the bowl or overflow. Both conditions are typically caused by a stuck or worn float needle valve.
Dripping oil from the exhaust is an indication of several things that could be going on. Most commonly either the fuel is stale or mixed incorrectly or incorrect oil. Next is maintenance of the unit, air filter restricted, spark arrestor, carburetor adjustment.
If too much oil is being applied to the chain and bar, it could pick up debris more easily, which could make the chainsaw cut less efficiently and also pose a safety risk as the debris is more likely to fly off the chainsaw at any time.
And finally, the chainsaw giving off smoke is a surefire sign of it being overheated. I`m not talking about exhaust smoke, but smoke with “unnatural” color and intensity. And finally, if your chainsaw stops after displaying one or more of the above signs – you can be about 90% sure that it overheated.