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Re: Poulan-Pro 295 leaks excessive bar-chain oil
It's a seal somewhere either on the reservoir, or the 'feed' to the bar. But in the short term, if you must use it, the simplest way of stopping the leak, is to not store it with any oil in it, until you locate the source of the leak. That should help, but I'll wish you good luck never the less ;) & plz don't forget to rate, thankyou :)
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There is always going to be some oil under the saw, the pump is a constent loss system, oil onto the bar and chain and away, there is a lot of areas in the crankcase and chain brake for oil to get caught and drip out once the machine is set down, if the oil loss is not excesive i would say yjere is nothing wrong here.
There will always be an amount of oil on the bottom of the saw, the oiling system is a constant loss system ie onto the chain and away, there are many places for the oil spray to sit in covers, which when sat will drip out, they rely on saw dust to dry the oil up, however if there is not a great deal of saw dust about the oil will not get dryed up and will drip under the saw.Unless the oil leak is excessive i would leave well alone.
Release the chain brake and remove the bar and chain. Clean the engine area where the bar fits up to, and start the engine--oil should ooze out of the side port there. If nothing, then the oil pump, oil line, or oil filter in the tank may have failed. If it oozes ok, then clean the drive end of the bar--especially the two small passages that run from the large holes out to the chain groove on each edge of the bar. Re-assemble everything, then run the saw bar-tip near some cardboard for several moments--it should throw off a thin line of oil. There should be an oil volume adjustment screw head under the case near the chain return area--turn CCW to increase flow. Hope this helps!
Remove the bar and chain (release the chain brake first) and clean the side of the engine case where the bar fits to. Start the engine and observe whether oil oozes out of the side port. If ok, clean the small oil passages in the drive end of the bar that run out to the chain groove on each edge from the large holes. If no oil came out, then the oil pump, oil line, or oil tank filter may require service. Good luck!
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!
Remove the bar and chain. Start the engine to see if any oil oozes out of the side of the engine case. If it does, then clean the oil passages in the drive end of the bar--especially the two small channels that run from the large holes out to the chain groove on each side of the bar. Clean the entire groove. If oil did not ooze out of the engine case, then you will need to investigate the oil pump, lines, and tank filter. When everything is back together, start the engine and run at speed for several moments with the tip of the bar near some cardboard--it should throw off a thin line of oil onto the cardboard. Hope this helps!
Remove the bar and chain, then remove the excess oil and debris. Start the engine and look for oil oozing out of a port near where the bar fits to the case. Any spills while filling the oil tank will allow oil to drip from the case. If the oil comes out properly, clean the drive end of the bar, especially the two small passages from the larger holes out to the chain groove on each side. Clean the chain groove all the way around and inspect the tip sprocket condition. Reassemble the bar and chain, then run the engine for short time with the tip near cardboard to see if it will throw off a thin line of oil onto the cardboard. Hope this helps!
The easy fix is to drain the oil tank when not in use. Many saws will leak some oil initially, but should not continue to do so. If it is making a large puddle, oil is getting past the oil pump which may be worn from long use. Make sure the tank vent is not plugged as heat from the engine can increase pressure in the tank thus forcing oil out. Hope this helps!