“Chain Saw – 16” Bar, 3 Hp

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Check out the oil tank filter, it is on the base of the oil take, it is a grey cover held with a single cross head screw, you ban get a screw driver between the fuel tank and the crankcase to remove it.

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The Right Amount of Chainsaw Oil

As you apply full throttle, a thin line of oil should appear on the paper. Once you see this thin line of oil, you know your bar and chain assembly is getting the proper amount of oil.

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.
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.
This most commonly is a result of a dull chain and exerting to much pressure on the bar and chain trying to make the chain saw cut. This could also be either a lack of bar and chain oil ( tank empty, restricted oiler hole ) or an inferior type of oil that is being slung off the chain and not lubricating.
As I`ve mentioned before, a few drops of oil leaking from your chainsaw is normal, as long as its coming from the chain. While you are using your chainsaw, the oil pump mechanism delivers a steady flow of bar oil to the chain. The chain then spreads this oil around the entire guide bar.

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On a huskvarna 345 the bar is not getting oil. i cleaned the oil holes on the bar.still,no oil.
ANSWER : Check out the oil tank filter, it is on the base of the oil take, it is a grey cover held with a single cross head screw, you ban get a screw driver between the fuel tank and the crankcase to remove it.

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.

I have a 345 chainsaw. my oil pump will not supply oil to the bar.the oil case vent is clear. the oil case filter is clear. the oil passage to the pump area is clear. the oil pump rotates.the line from the pump to the bar is clear. the hole to bar is clear my assumption is that the pump is defective!!!!!! thanks
ANSWER : It can be defective. Or not right installed.

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.

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.

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

How to adjust oil flow to bar on husqvarna 51 saw
ANSWER : The 51 does not have an adjustable oil pump.

I cleaned oil ports on bar.still no oil. does this model have a pump?what do you suggest?
ANSWER : It will have an oil pump, it will be situated behind the clutch and drum, the drum will has a castleation in the back that drives a nylon gear, this gear then turns the pump shaft, the 345 has a filter in the bottom of the oil tank, you can see it on the bottom right hand side looking between the crankcase and the fuel tank, it is held in with a single cross head screw, remove this and check the filter for dirt.