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Insufficient chain oiling

Poulan 295. Not enough chain oil. Removed bar anc chain and very little oil coming from oil port when running. Thanks

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  • art_mccollum Oct 29, 2008

    No chain oil replaced oil pump no help.

    Took back to dealer picked up with no help

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    have cleaned the bar groove and the oil port opening but still not getting any oil through



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Sorry to tell you this but you need a new OIL PUMP but it's not a difficult thing to replace.
On the main shaft of the crank shaft under the centrifugal clutch is a spiral wound wire that matches a plastic part that is the oil pump. You can get the part from Poulan parts and it will take about 15 minutes to fix the first time eight minutes the second time.
Glad to be of assistance.

Posted on Oct 20, 2008

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    Dennis Gladieux Oct 20, 2008

    In addition I might add that to remove the centrifugal clutch it unscrews from the crankshaft with a left hand thread. A little trick to remove anything from a crankshaft that could turn while you want to unscrew the item, Remove the spark plug and insert some rope into the cylinder for the piston to squeeze against and you will jam the piston without damage.
    Glad to be of assistance.


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There is a possibility that when you change the pump you still won't have chain oiling. It happened on my poulan saw, which is similar to the wild thing. I still haven't figured out the answer.

Posted on Oct 26, 2008


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