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Chain oiler 357xp

Oiler on 357XP not working had gear replaced last season?

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  • basecamp117 May 24, 2009

    washed out oil tank ,checked barr and blew everything out .

  • Håkan Sterner May 11, 2010

    Did you make sure the oil hole is not clogged, and that the sword oil holes are clean? If not wash properly with white spirit.



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When you say that you changed the gear,was that the plastic one?check the other gear that is on the pump itself.make sure that it isn't worn.then make sure it spins freely.if it doesn't that will be you them has never worked for me.........just replace it and the plastic gear.with both being new you should have no problems with oiling.the little pump gear gets scored up inside and they stop spinnig fast enough to work properly.hope this helps let me know if you have any questions

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