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Chainsaw Bar Lube Oil Leaking

I purchased a used chainsaw. Started and ran fine when the guy sold it to me. When I got home and filled it with chain lube, it leaked out as fast as I poured it in. I removed the cover, chain and bar. The bottom of the mounting bar plate was sheared off and the chain catcher was also missing a chunk out of it. I can see the where the lube is leaking from when I removed the mounting bar plate. It looks to be about a 1/8 inch diameter hole where the lube is probably supposed to come out of. The hole is not threaded so it does not look like a screw of any type was initially in it. The problem is that the hole is wide open with no kind of check valve or anything else in it regulating the amount of lube. Is this supposed to be this way? Do all I need is a new mounting bar plate to fix the problem or is there something else missing from inside the lube's holding tank?
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  • choochmm Feb 15, 2009

    Thanks for the quick response. I am going to order one asap. The darn thing only cost's $0.77.

  • choochmm Feb 22, 2009

    Well, I installed thenew mounting plate and it stills leak around the bottom of the plate. When I look at the hole behind the plate, I get the feeling that there is something missing from that hole so that the lube does not all pour out. Does anyone possibly have a picture of a chainsaw where the mounting plate has been removed so I can see if I am missing another part?

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A new mounting bar would solve this issue. On that mounting bar there is a little piece that allows oil to drop onto the bar when you call for it or if this is a electric bar oil chain saw. Then it tracks when it needs to open.

Posted on Feb 14, 2009

  • Jeremy Reddick
    Jeremy Reddick Feb 15, 2009

    lol expensive buy. Chain saws are really easy to work on and are pretty dang cheap to continue to keep up and running.

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SOURCE: Husqvarna chainsaw 440e - enough chain lube?

That seems low to me. Page 15 in your manual is the only oil discussion I found. Usually there is an oil pump adjustment reference somewhere. I didn't see one beyond return it for service on page 15. Are the chain and bar hot after cutting a while? I recommend you not get a longer bar without an oiler adjustment. I think the hand of the EPA has been here.

An IPL (exploded parts list) for a 440 can be found here:
http://weborder.husqvarna.com/order_static/doc/USA/2009/I09000/I0901018.pdf
There is no oiler adjuster listed. HTH
Lou
Might be a good idea to copy the IPL,

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