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Poulan 2300 2.3 ci Firewood Excesive oil lube to chain ?

Hi anyone , my saw seems to pump out much to much oil to the chain? I believe approx one oil tank to one fuel tank of petrol is a rule of thumb? Well mine uses about 3-4 tanks of oil to one of fuel. you can see it just running out almost. Does anyone know what maybe causing this to happen. I am a mechanic by trade but not on small engines but am sure I can do the job.

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  • leejim Jul 16, 2009

    Hi, I have been using the Mc Culloch chain oil.

  • leejim Jul 22, 2009

    Thankyou for your help and Parts and Operation Manual.
    Jim D.

  • leejim Jul 22, 2009

    Thankyou for your help and Parts and Operation Manual.
    Jim D.



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Try using thicker chain oil

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