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CSP4518 model. There is way too much oil coming onto the saw and bar in use and I can't find anything in the users manual. Any tips?

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Make sure you are using bar oil. Multi-viscosity engine oils thin out considerably during use of the saw due to the heat generated by the engine. Hydraulic oils and automatic transmission fluid are way too thin to begin with. Turn the saw upside down and look for a + and a - sign directly under the sprocket. If your saw is equipped with an adjustable oiler, the marks will indicate an increase or decrease flow adjustment. Most cheap homeowner saws no longer have adjustable oilers though.

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Check that the jet where the oil comes onto the bar/chain has not being plucked out during operation
use chain bar oil , not engine oil

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Cannot keep chain tight

Chain stretch is usually caused by inadiquate oil/ or incorrect oil to the chain, aim the tip of the bar at a clean peice of timber, you should see a good line of oil spray from the tip of the bar onto the timber.
Very dirty or dusty timber will also dry the oil out on the chain, and cause chain stretch.

Feb 24, 2011 | Husqvarna Chain Saw 20" Bar


Chainsaw Bar Oiling

Keeping your chainsaw bar oiling during use is the life of not only your bar but your saw. If the bar is not oiling, you will over power the engine on the saw thus depleting it's service life. <br /><br />On most saws there is a oil set screw on the bottom of the saw next to the bar; it has three settings. One way to see if your bar is oiling is to start the saw and put a piece of cardboard, old shirt or board in front of the saw while it is running. Rev the engine up with the bar in front of the piece of material and you should see a vertical line appear. If you can see a vertical line, your saw is oiling properly. If you see a vertical line with a lot of spray, then it is oiling to much. Adjust the set screw accordingly. <br /><br />Another thing to keep in mind is to make sure your oil line running from you oil fill tank is not clogged with debris keeping the bar from getting sufficient oil. <br /><br />Also, if you have a bar where the tip can be lubed, make sure you grease it. The tip of the bar gets extremely hot and keeping the tip properly greased will allow the bearings in the tip to last longer. Here is what you need and how to do it below:<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Grease Tip of Bar</span><br /><br />Purchase a pre-filled grease gun manufactured specifically for the tips of chainsaw bars. Oftentimes, when purchasing a new saw, one will be included, if not they are inexpensive to buy. Use high temp grease when refilling. Place tip of grease gun in hole at tip of bar, and give a few pumps. When grease comes out the end of bar, enough has been used.

Keywords: Saw, Chain, Oil, Grease, Husqvarna<br /><br />

on Nov 15, 2010 | Garden

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I have a husqvarna 257 with a 20inch bar and having oiling problems, is getting hardly any to no oil and have the oil adjuster screw the whole ways out, is the oil plunger bad?

If you take the bar off, and then run the saw, does oil come out of the saw? If it does, then the oil pump is likely working O.K.

If the oil comes out of the saw and does not make it onto the chain, it is possible that the oil exit slot on the saw, and the hole on the bar are not lining up properly. This happened on my Husqvarna 141 saw. The oil was coming out of the saw fine, but it never made it to the bar and chain. As a consequence the chain was always dry and very, very hot.

The other saws we use, always have plenty of oil on the chain. I think Husqvarna may have made a design flaw on some of their saws, and the exit point of the saw and the entry to the bar are not properly aligned. I wonder how many saws this affects.

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Have a 14' electric chainsaw, with no users manual what is the best oil to use in it?

Regular bar/chain oil available from home centers, hardware stores, and saw dealers. To check for proper oiling, run the saw bar tip near some cardboard for several moments--it should throw off a thin line of oil. Hope this helps!

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Oil is not coating the chain?

Remove the bar and chain after releasing the chain brake. Clean the cover and the area where the bar fits to the engine. Start the engine and watch for oil oozing out of the side port where the bar fits. If ok, clean the bar end oil passages including the two small channels that go from the large holes out to the chain groove on each side. Clean the entire groove and check the tip sprocket if equipped. If no oil came out of the port, then you need to inspect the oil pump, lines, and tank filter for plugging or damage. When oil comes out as specified, insert the bar, push back, and fit the chain over the sprocket then work it over the bar. Make sure the teeth cut toward you on the bottom run. Pull the bar out to tighten the chain, then back off the chain adjustment screw several turns. Fit the cover, making sure the adjustment tang fits into one of the large holes in the bar, the run the fasteners down finger tight. Adjust the screw till the chain pulls up to the bar, but allows the chain to be moved by hand. Tighten the mountings and recheck the tension. Run the saw tip near a piece of cardboard at speed for a few moments--it should throw off a thin line of oil onto the cardboard. Make sure the chain is properly sharpened. Hope this helps!

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No oil being fed to bar

Yes as it helps keep a loose chain from jumping into the case side. Remove the bar and chain, then clean the side port area. Start the engine--it should ooze out oil from the case side port. If nothing, inspect the oil pump, lines, and tank filter. Once oil comes out, clean the drive end of the bar oil-passages--especially, the two small channels that feed oil from the large holes out to the chain groove on either side of the bar. Clean the entire groove and check the sprocket tip for free operation. When assembled, check for proper oiling by holding the bar tip near a piece of cardboard and running the saw at speed for a few moments--it should throw off a thin line of oil onto the cardboard. Hope this helps!

Jun 18, 2010 | Husqvarna Chain Saw 20" Bar

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Where can I find a replacement bar and chain for my saw?

Remove the bar and chain from the saw. Take these parts to a saw servicing dealer who can match the bar and chain. Be sure to clean the area where the bar mounts. Run the saw for a few moments--the oil port in the side of the case should ooze out oil. Install the bar first, then thread the chain onto the sprocket, then work it over the bar. Pull the bar out until the chain is fairly tight, then fit the cover, but leave the mounting nut(s) finger tight. Turn the chain adjuster until the chain doesn't droop from the bar, but still be able to turn the chain by hand. Tight the mounting nut(s) and recheck tension. Run the saw at full speed with the tip near some cardboard--it should throw off a thin line of oil onto the cardboard. Hope this helps!

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Use regular bar/chain oil available from home centers, hardware stores, and saw dealers. Check for proper oiling by running the saw tip near some cardboard for a few moments--it should throw off a thin line of oil onto the cardboard. Hope this helps!

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Bar oil leaking constantly. How do I fix it?

These saws are of the self oiling type there is no tip or bottle it consists of a tank and a channel the oil flows thru and on to the bar by gravity. There is a type of bar oil system on some saws that come with a button you push which In turn pumps oil onto the bar. But the poulan is not one of them. I have a 15 year old farm hand 20" bar and a two year old poulan wild thing 18" and both leave there oil in the case when sitting I beleive the fix would be drain it after use and clean up.

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Firstly the oil was pooring out of the saw. I found some sort of adjuster on the underside which showed a + or - for oil lube. I could nt really see in so I used a screwdriver to alter what looked like a...

Correct, many saws have an oiler adjuster screw, which normally takes a smaller flat screwdriver, and the adjuster should only turn a portion of a turn, let's say 1/3 to 2/3 of a turn.
I can imagine that if your screwdriver were too large, it may be difficult to align with the adjuster screw.

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