Question about Poulan Pro 42CC 2 Cycle Chainsaw, 18"

1 Answer

I have a poulan pro 260 42cc chainsaw (2001 or so) that is no longer oiling the bar... i've cleaned the outside and the rubber piece that is supposed to exude oil, but nothing comes out. Is there an adjustment i can make to increase oil flow?

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 583 Answers

Oil pump itself is probabley clogged or u.s youdoit

Posted on Jul 26, 2009

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Poulan pro troubleshooting


CHAIN STRETCHS AS IT HEATS - KEEP CHAIN TIGHTENED CORRECTLY AND ALWAYS KEEP OIL IN OILER AND MAKE SURE IT OILS THE CHAIN. IF THIS DOESN'T FIX - REPLACE THE CHAIN. IF IT STILL HAPPENS THEN REPLACE BAR. WILL FAIL AGAIN WITHOUT OIL. POULAN WILL NOT HOLD UP WITHOUT CHAIN LUBRICATION. WORSE THAN OTHERS. IF CHAIN OR BAR OVERHEATED YOU'LL WORK ON IT MORE THAN YOU CUT. OIL IS THE KEY TO CUT WITH A POULAN!

Aug 10, 2014 | Poulan Pro PP4620AVX 46cc Gas Chainsaw...

1 Answer

Poulan PRO chainsaw -- oil is not getting to bar...what could be the problem?


You need to remove the bar and chain, clean out all the oil delivery holes in the bar, if no better drain the oil tank, fill with a suitable cleaning fluid and rinse out the tank, this will help to clean any dirt from the pick up filter, now try again, if still no better, you will have to remove the clutch and sprocket to gain acess to the oil pump itself

Apr 20, 2011 | Poulan Pro 42CC 2 Cycle Chainsaw, 18"

2 Answers

Brand new poulan pro 4620avx--bar oil is coming out of oiler but not getting onto chain


Hello. Thin your bar oil just a wee bit with some kerosene. If you have a gallon of bar oil add 1/4 cup of kerosene, stir it up and you will be fine. For starters also, directly apply some bar oil to the chain so that you are always using a well lubed chain. Joe

Oct 03, 2010 | Poulan Pro Chain Saw 46cc 20"

1 Answer

Poulan Pro Chain Saw Bar Chain Oiler Stopped Flowing


The filter can usually be caught with a hooked wire and drawn up far enough to deal with the filter. Oil filters are not prone to plugging unless the oil used is contaminated. If you run the engine without the bar and chain attached, oil should ooze out of the engine side port. If nothing, suspect problems with the oil pump. Some saws use a plastic gear in the pump and can strip the teeth of the gear. You should find it located behind the clutch assembly. Once you have oil flowing from the engine, clean the bar drive-end oil ports that go from the large holes out to the chain groove on each side. Finally, run the bar tip near some cardboard--it should throw off a thin line of oil. I have no idea what the plastic tube might be (a manual pumper perhaps?). Hope this helps!

May 23, 2010 | Poulan Pro 16-Inch 38 cc Anti-Vibration...

1 Answer

My Poulan E300 Electric Chainsaw stop oiling the chain and bar


Hello JK; I am hesitant to answer this, these are all Poulan electric chainsaws that appear when the parts source is searched for Poulan Electric Chain Saws:
400E Poulan Pro Electric Saw
http://www.ordertree.com/modelinfo/PWE/400E-Poulan-Pro-Electric-Saw/75.400E-Poulan-Pro-Electric-Saw.1.59.1.html
400EX Poulan Pro Electric Saw
http://www.ordertree.com/modelinfo/PWE/400EX-Poulan-Pro-Electric-Saw/75.400EX-Poulan-Pro-Electric-Saw.1.59.1.html
ES400 Electric Saw
http://www.ordertree.com/modelinfo/PWE/ES400-Electric-Saw/75.ES400-Electric-Saw.1.59.1.html
PP250E Electric Saw
http://www.ordertree.com/modelinfo/PWE/PP250E-Electric-Saw/75.PP250E-Electric-Saw.1.59.1.html
PP300E Electric Saw
http://www.ordertree.com/modelinfo/PWE/PP300E-Electric-Saw/75.PP300E-Electric-Saw.1.59.1.html

All are plumbed the same to my eye. I assume you cleaned and tested the oil pick-up within the tank. If everything you say is true if the pump is driven it should oil.
1. What causes the pump to pump? I cannot tell from the IPLs. If gas and not gear driven, an impulse line (pressure/vacuum) from the crankcase drives it. There can be no impulse line on an electric and I see no gear. Does it rotate to pump oil? What imparts the rotation?
2. What purpose does item 27 (pinion) serve? Is it supposed to drive the pump? Is it missing teeth?
3. What is the purpose of item 44 (check valve). If it is an oil tank vent, and not opening, you are creating a vacuum in the tank if the pump is operating. Loosen the oil cap and see if it oils. If yes replace the check valve.

I think Joe Schmoe is saying Poulan redesigned the oil system to eliminate all the hose couplings. It makes sense, one hose from oil pickup (filter on hose end in tank) to bar is much less likely to leak, also no restrictions for any particles in the hose to form a clot on. I see nothing on my research to support Poulan doing that. There are a couple of new models that I cannot find an IPL for so it is possible. I have headache JK. If this does not solve it is not because I did not give it my all. Please post back (below) with success or failure. If successful what was the cause. TIA

If you have more questions or need additional help please reply below and I will get back to you. Thank you for using FixYa and Good Luck. HTH
Lou

Mar 29, 2010 | Poulan Pro Chain Saw 46cc 20"

1 Answer

Chain oil is pumping into area where pipe goes under square rubber bush, but not onto the top reservior so the chain can pick it up. Behind the aluminium plate.


Hello. If you haven't done so already ,remove the bar and chain and make sure the slot in the back aluminum plate lines up with the oil outlet hole if so ok. Use a thin tool (utility knife works) and scrape inside the chain groove of the bar to clean it out.Make sure the oil inlet hole in the bar is clean. If it doesn't work after doing this you may have a cracked oil tank,disconected oil line,or worn out oil pump.
builderdale

Jan 11, 2010 | Poulan Pro 16-Inch 38 cc Anti-Vibration...

1 Answer

Oiler on saw not pushing oil as fast as gas is there an ajustment screw or is it automatic and just needs to be cleaned


Your Operator's Manual does not address any oiler adjustment; an IPL for for your saw lists no oil adjustment screw.
Operator’s Manual
http://weborder.husqvarna.com/order_static/doc/NOUS/NOUS2006/NOUS2006-PP4620AVX-952802146.pdf
IPL
http://weborder.husqvarna.com/order_static/doc/NIUS/NIUS2009/NIUS2009-PP4620AV-545014314-952802075.pdf
Given the above I would conclude your saw has no operator adjustable oiler. If you think oil output is inadequate contact Poulan here:
Poulan.com
The dash number of your serial number is the type.
http://www.poulanpro.com/node4033.aspx or phone them
Handheld (Chainsaws, Trimmers, Blowers, Edgers)
1 (800) 554-6723 (Please have your saw within easy reach)
HTH
Lou
A shorter bar will oil better. with no adjuster I recommend you not go longer. If the bar is getting hot make Poulan repair it under warranty!!!

Nov 17, 2009 | Poulan Pro Chain Saw 46cc 20"

3 Answers

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 :)

Jul 18, 2009 | Poulan Pro 16-Inch 38 cc Anti-Vibration...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Poulan Pro 42CC 2 Cycle Chainsaw, 18" Logo

Related Topics:

565 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Poulan Garden Experts

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

Roland W VanLue
Roland W VanLue

Level 3 Expert

486 Answers

Phil Walker
Phil Walker

Level 3 Expert

608 Answers

Are you a Poulan Garden Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...