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Bar oil leaking

Bottom of saw is full of oil when I pick it up. Seems to be coming from where the handle is attached to the bottom of the Plastic housing. I cannot see any cracks in the housing

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I think it is quite normal to have some oil leakage in chainsaws, some oils are lighter than others and may cause more leaking. My saws always leaks a little while sitting on the shelf. If it bothers you an easy solution is to remove oil & gas before storing. Maybe storing it lying on its side also helps. Good luck!

Posted on May 24, 2009

  • Håkan Sterner May 26, 2009

    Considering your rating "thanks for trying" I have to ask you to clarify you problem. "Bottom of saw is full of oil when I pick it up", well after how long do you pick it up after leaving it? What is the rate of leakage, does the saw sit in a large puddle of oil after just a few hours or is it just a little messy after a week or four sitting at the shelf? I'd agree the former case would be considered not normal, the latter case would be extremely normal IMO and easily manageable as per instructions. Please clarify.

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My guess is the tube has come loose inside.

Posted on Apr 19, 2009

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