Question about Poulan Wild Thing 2375 18" Gas Chain Saw 2.5 Cuin

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It won't automatically oil the chain. I've put very thin oil in and it sitll doesn't oil. I've taken the breather tube out and cleaned it. Not sure what else to do.

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Release the chain brake, then remove the bar and chain. Clean the engine where the bar fits up to, start the engine, and look for oil oozing out of a small port in the engine side. Make sure to replace the thin oil with regular bar oil. If the oil does ooze out, then clean the small oil passages in the drive end of the bar--they run from the large holes out to the chain groove on each edge of the bar. If no oil oozes out, check the oil filter inside the tank. If ok, then the oil pump requires service--it is located just behind the clutch drum on the crankshaft. The clutch has left-hand threads and can be difficult to remove--you might wish to farm the oil pump repair out to a service shop that has the proper tools and procedures. Hope this helps!

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