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Bar oil leaks when saw not in use

After I fill the bar oil lube it leaks out when saw is not in use

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What you describe is common in many chainsaws. Try loosening then reseating the oil cap before putting her away to relieve any pressure built up in the oil tank. Check all the hose connections.
Enter the 3 digit model number of you saw; uncheck "Manuals"; Check “Illustrated parts lists ”; then search.
Serial number breakdown: 06 1500198 (Husqvarna 359)
06 = year produced (prior to 2000 there is no space and only the first digit is used (61500198 could be 86 or 96))
15 = week in 2006 it was produced (March)
00198 = 198th unit produced that week regardless of model or type

Posted on Sep 26, 2009


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What can be done to stop leaking oil?

Gary, not sure what oil you are talking about for sure, if it is chain/bar oil it is suppose to leak/lube chain while it is running.
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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.

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How much gear oil goes in cutter bar

simple answer : none ! use bar/chain oil in auto lube tank , some suppliers even tell you right on bottle what to set your drip rate too for your model saw , other types of oil wont have the same viscosity (or temp range) to lube your saw and it will wear out faster , allways fill to just below the top of tank (not top of fill neck) leave a little air gap this keeps it from vapor locking and stopping up auto oiler pathway

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What kind of oil do I use and how much should I add?

Hi natcarc2003...
You will use "Bar and Chain Oil",it is used to lube the chain and bar of your chainsaw as you are using it.
You will push down on the top of the oil fill lid to push the oil onto the bar and chain.
It can be bought at any small engine repair shop, WalMart,KMart,HomeDepot,Lowes,etc.
You will fill the reservoir with the oil till it is about 1/2 inch below the surface of the opening of the oil fill on top of the chainsaw.
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sounds like your chain oil-er is NOT working, pull bar and take a stiff feeler gage and go around the whole bar cleaning the groove out and then make sure the oil hole in bar is clean also because if hole going to bar groove is plugged you won't get oil to lube chain. fill with oil and start and run on piece of cardboard or similar to see if it is throwing oil off chain, if so you are good, if not you are looking at cleaning/and or replacing oil pump Good Luck

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Oil leaking out by bar all the time

if its leaking out the bottom were the bar goes in too the chain saw this is normal this is the bar lube oil its thicker that regular oil and sticky U should have a screw plug marked lube for this

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The chain oil leaks at all times model 345

There is an adjuster screw on the bottom of the saw, that has three settings. It sounds like it is turned up to high. After you adjust it to a lower setting, start the saw and then put a board in front of the bar. Rev the saw up while the chain is going and you can see lines on the board made from the oil. I usually make three lines to determine how much oil is lubing the bar. Also, lube the bar tip if you have an lube hole on your bar. The lube hole is about the size of a ink pen head. You will have to purchase a bar tip luber from your dealer. They are inexpensive and will save on bar life.

Nov 14, 2010 | Husqvarna "Chain Saw - 16" Bar, 3 Hp

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How much chan lubricant should be used and what is the grade of the oil

You want to buy Bar grade oil, it is sticky and stays on the chain, it will properly lube the bar and chain with a full tank o gas. People have used, used motor oil but this wears down the chain and gears from the micro sized filings in the oil so use clean bar oil to lube the chain correctly. also if the chain sprocket has a small hole in the tip of the saw you will need to buy a gear lube pump to keep grease in the gear at the tip of the blade. This should be lube each time you fill the fuel tank and once half way threw the tank of fuel to make the bar last longer. The bar oil is a special grade of oil and requires bar oil for it to adhere to the bar and the bar guides. Hope this helps and thanks for using fix-ya.

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Leaks bar oil

The chainsaw squirts oil into the oil hole in the bar. The chain picks up the oil and carries it all the way around the bar lubing it and the chain. When you quit running the saw there is still a lot of oil on the chain and all away around the chain guide in the bar. Once you quit running it and it sets a while all the oil will follow gravity and run to the bottom of the bar and drip out into the case. It's just another one of life's little nuisances. Have a nice day! Obwhon

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