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Chain saw crank case oil

Am cleaning piston and ring of chain saw motor, and need to know what kind and how much oil to put in crank case when reassembling

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There should never be any oil in a 2 cycle engine, that is why oil is mixed with the gas

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The cylinder must be removed from the crankcase (be sure to clean the exterior of the engine and all parts with compressed air first). That involves removing the carburetor, muffler, cylinder head, and possibly the entire outer case parts. If the piston/ring(s) requires replacement due to scuffing, the cylinder will likely need to be replaced also. Many modern engines use a chrome plated lining for the cylinder interior and any piston damage will affect the cylinder plating also. Use great care when installing the new piston in the cylinder as the ring(s) are quite fragile. Also look for direction marks on the piston as some engines use an offset pin. Be sure to lubricate everything as you go with saw oil to prevent start-up damage. Hope this helps!

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the 455 rancher chain saw is a two cycle motor.Two cycle motors do not have valves in them.Stihl in another matter.Take the muffle off the saw and look to see what the piston rings look like.If they are brownish in color then you need to thak the cylinder head off and clean the piston and rings. usualy it is carbon and old oil.Hogwash works very well in this situation.Use only your hand to rub the hogwash around the piston.Even thought this doesn't sound like your problem.The trouble will be in the car. itself.The gas that was in the carb is on longer.You will need to replace the diaphram and gaskets in the carb.Once you do this the fuel will get to the cylinder.and the saw will fire.Make sure that you ran the oil mixture on the heavy side for the first tank of fuel.This will oil the bearings down in side the crank case.they way be gummed up from sitting for so long.After the first tank of fuel is used up then use regular mixture.

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