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Bar and chain oil leaks when not running

When sits in the shed not running bar and chain oil leaks out not just a drop or two but alot sometimes it will empty all the oil out

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This is normal as the pump creates a pressure vacuum to pull the oil through it to the bar. If you are concerned about this, open and then close the oiler cap. This will relieve the pressure much like in a caulking gun or gen. purpose pump sprayer. Hope this helped.

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