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The oiler quit on my husky 460, I replaced the plastic gear on the crank shaft, but it still is not oiling. What is the next step to get oil flowing again? Thanks ! R.J. Rose

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Was the plastic gear damaged? The pump itself may be in trouble. Did you check for a plugged filter in the tank? Have you started the engine with bar and chain off? It should ooze out oil from the side port where the bar fits up to. If so, the small oil passages that run from the large holes out to the chain groove on each edge of the bar may need to be cleaned. This saw should have an oil volume adjustment screw on the bottom near where the chain returns to the engine. Turn it CCW to increase flow. Test the volume adjustment by running the assembled saw tip near some cardboard--it should throw off a thin line of oil. Hope this helps!

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