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Chainsaw Bar oiler empties as soon as filled

The saw is several years old and did not have this problem before. As soon as the chain starts to run the reservoir empties within in a few minutes. I have tried several times to adjust the oil flow screw but it has no effect. I am using 10/30 auto oil but I don't think that would cause such quick flow. Is the oil bypassing the adjustors or could there be something lodged under the screw.

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You should be using bar oil. It clings better to the chain and bar providing better lubrication.

Posted on Jun 10, 2014

Testimonial: "Bar oil still leaks out in a few minutes."

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SOURCE: poulan 2600 chainsaw

check and make sure you have the correct sprocket.is your chain .325,3/8?sprocket has to match as well as chain and bar

Posted on Oct 20, 2008

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Hi dortfran,
My name is Dennis and I hope to be of assistance.
This sounds like a kink in the chain and I would try a new chain because this can be a very small kink and very difficult to find and straighten out. If you must put the chain saw in a vise by clamping the bar and run the chain back and forth from the sprocket to the bar grove under operating tension and locate the misalignment at the bargrove. Now you have located the problem but the fix is still sweat away, and with some luck you may be able to spring the chain straight and have the link flexable to opporate without a hitch.
Glad to be of assistance. Please rate the solution because i can learn from your rating.
Thank you
Dennis

Posted on Nov 09, 2008

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SOURCE: location of bar oiler adjustment screw on p4018wt

THIS WORKED FOR ME....I have a 2014. I've had that problem for quite awhile. I finally decided to try to fix it. I took the bar and chain off, removed all the crud in there. Then I took a small air compressor and blew out the entire area so it was pretty clean. I started the saw at this point and gunned it some. The oil became noticible within a few seconds where it comes out at, above the outer chain bar bolt. Once I found the hole, I then drained the oil tank, and then using the air pump, blew out the hole from the blade area to the tank, leaving the oil cap OFF. Upon refilling the oil tank with a lighter oil (10 wt), I restarted the saw, and the flow was really coming. After the oil; tank empties, I'll start using the regular bar-and-chain oil again, but it's pretty heavy, even though it says it is 30 wt.

JimBo

Posted on Apr 02, 2009

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SOURCE: Can't get the chain oiler to work. Using standard bar oil.

You can always put some penentrating oil in the saw oil tube by the bar, spray it in with the plastic straw attatched. Sometimes this will clean things out. As far as the tube being un attatched,,,, taking case apart is usually the remedy - kinda takes a while... :) Hope this helps you, Rick.

Posted on Apr 26, 2009

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SOURCE: how to adjust chain and bar oiler flow

The chain should be adjusted so that the chain can be pulled by hand fairly easily, but doesn't droop from the bar underneath. Oil flow should be set so that a running engine (chain moving fairly fast) will send a thin line of oil off of the tip of the bar (onto a piece of cardboard) with a few moments of running. Hope this helps!

Posted on Feb 27, 2010

Testimonial: "Thanks for advice about oil flow !adjustment needed I think !!"

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