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Stihl MS 250 16"

Stihl 250 16'' auotmatic oiler not oiling bar, fairly new chainsaw. Need to use it, and not in the shop for two weeks.

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Take the bar off and give it a good clean, get compressed air and blow it into the oil tank, making a seal around it first

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After saying all that I would tell you that a dull chain is the number one cause of "oiler problems" because a dull chain will over heat and make it seem as if the chain has no oil.

Good luck

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