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Chain will not stay oiled

I have a Husqvarna 141LE and the chain will not stay oiled. I have cleaned the saw with an aircompressor, after an half hour the chain is looking bone dry. There is oil in the saw, and I am trying the Pulan chain oil instead of the 30W as the book says. Any idea?

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Remove the bar and chain and clean the side of the engine where the bar fits. There is an oil port there that should ooze oil out when the engine is running fairly fast. If it does, then clean the drive end of the bar (large oil holes out to the chain groove on each side. Also clean the entire groove and oil the sprocket on the outer end (if equipped). If oil did not ooze out of the port, the oil pump, oil filter, and any intervening lines should be inspected. Once you have oil proceeding from the port, reassemble the bar and chain. Check for proper oiling by running the outer tip of the bar (at speed) near to a piece of cardboard--it should throw off a thin line of oil onto the cardboard. Hope this helps!

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