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Bar oil leaking constantly. How do I fix it?

It started about 2 years ago. All the bar oil leaks out when sitting in the case. How do I repair this problem?

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My wildthing does it too but if i lay it on its side(bar on ground)it doesnt.I have stored mine this way for years and i dont have that problem.

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