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I am trying to get more oil on the bar and chain, does the wild thing have an oil adjustor and if so where?

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I have the same one , no it doesn't have one but use a thinner oil and it will do the job perfectly, it doesn't matter what kind of oil just thinner than gear oil.

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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.

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