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Not much oil on poulan chain saw bar

Oil leaks out during storage but seems insufficient when running

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  • reconguy Apr 27, 2009

    i have a poulan 2150 chainsaw that leaks bar oil when it is stored. How do I solve this issue?

  • John Aman
    John Aman May 11, 2010

    Is there a thin metal plate that sits behind the bar, and have you had the bar off?

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There is some debris blocking from entering the bar and when sits it seeps out,clean bar and are under chain cover

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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.
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