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Chainsaw is using way to much bar oil

It goes through one tank of bar oil to about three quarters of a tank of gas just wanted to know if there was a control screw for the flow and where it is located?

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There should be an adjusting screw usually at the front of the saw, on most saws. usually located on the lower front. the screw puts tension, or less tension controlling the flow of oil. also if that did not help then you might have a broken oil line or it might be diconnected all together.

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