Question about Husqvarna 350 18 Inch Gas Chainsaw 52CC Fully Assembled Brand New 18"

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No bar oil circulating... ran without the bar on and there is not enough bar oil coming out. checked the reservoir and cleaned bar- no gunk... how do i get the plate off to inspect the tiny compartment where the bar oil is let out at the chain? at the crank shaft i see that it is reversed threaded, but do i have to undo the spring clamp system or can i just unthread the breaking mechanism or whatever it is on the end of the crank shaft... if so do i have to use the trick with the spark plug and string to keep the shaft from turning while unscrewing the top part?

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The item on the end of the crankshaft is the clutch (inner part) and also part of the chain brake (the outer part of the clutch drum). There should be an oil-volume adjustment screw located under the case near where the chain returns to the engine. Turn it CCW somewhat to increase oil volume. Be sure to clean the small oil passages that run from the large holes in the drive end of the bar out to the chain groove on each bar edge. The correct way to set it is have everything assembled, start the engine and run at speed for a few moments with the bar tip near some cardboard--it should throw off a thin line of oil. Hope this helps!

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