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My saw smokes profusely while runing and seems to be getting the oil from my oil reservoir. What could be the problem.

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There is no common connection point within the engine itself. A possibility that the plastic lower case which contains the two tanks in a common casting has developed a crack between the two tanks which would seem to indicate fuel in the chain oil as well. Replacement of the plastic casting seems to be the only remedy. Make sure that you are using 50:1 well-mixed fuel to oil ratio. Another unlikely possibility is a very loose crankshaft output bearing/seal assembly that could be drawing chain oil in from the chain area. Check for this by removing the bar and chain, then try moving the center of the clutch assembly in various directions. If perceptible movement is noticed, replacement of the bearing and seal would be desirable. Hope some of this helps!

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