Question about Husqvarna "Chain Saw - 16" Bar, 3 Hp

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Bar oil is pumping up out of the bar for about the first 30 seconds of running, but then it just bubbles and stops. I'm thinking something with the oil pickup line? How do I go about checking or replacing that? Thanks!

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Depends on the model we are talking about, however the basics are much the same, start by making sure the chain brake is off, remove the securing nuts and remove the side cover/brake, if it has an inboard clutch, remove the clip and washer from the end of the crank that secures the sprocket, remove the sprocket, remove the clutch, this will be threaded onto the crank left hand thread, it may well have cut a ways to insert a screw driver so as to jar it off,there will now be a bar protection plate held with one or two screws, remove the plate, the pump will now be accesable, once removed ,the oil pick up pipe will be behind, if the machine has an out board clutch, this will have to be removed before you can remove the sprocket.

Posted on Mar 15, 2011

  • bupalos2 Mar 16, 2011

    Thanks I ran through all that. Now it looks like maybe the husky 350 doesn't really have a pickup line. The pump has a kind of square rubber boot at the end which on one side is the oil deliver channel and on the other seals up against a well in the plastic where the oil flows into from the tank. I don't really think there is any line, just a direct penetration from this well to the tank. Anyway, I vaselined the spots that seemingly need to be sealing for suction, and I'll reassemble and try it today. BTW, does the oil tank vent somewhere to prevent it binding up from suction?

  • Andrew White Mar 16, 2011

    OK , the 350 has a composit crankcase/oil tank, if you turn the saw up side down, look between the crankcase and the fuel tank ( front bottom drive side ) you will see a grey plastic bung held with a single cross head screw, if you remove the screw and pull the bung out, this is the oil tank filter, it may well be blocked.



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