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I have a 180 Sthil chain saw about one yr. old. I used it all summer and part of the fall cutting tree limbs. Worked great until the oiler stopped working. Sthil repair shop checked it out and said it was the oiler needed to be replaced. I replaced it with the same type oiler. Still didn`t work. Then the repair guy said I needed a over size oiler. so I bought a over size oiler. Still dosen`t work, it just blows bubbles with a very small amount of oil. I checked the line, and pulled the oil tank and cleaned it out. nothing worked What next? Jim

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Hello, hawe you checked oil tank cap. Is ther air inlet free?

Posted on Mar 23, 2011

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  • jdstone Mar 23, 2011

    Yes, I checked both. First I took the oil tank out, cleaned it and blew it out with air. Then I checked the rubber air inlet bleeder. All was OK. Thanks for your comment anyway.

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    Diether Masing Mar 23, 2011

    how many oil it takes with 1 fully gas tank, how many stayng in oil tank?

  • jdstone Mar 23, 2011

    zero, or close to it. I probably could get about 5 tanks of gas to 1 tank of oil. Jim

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    Diether Masing Mar 23, 2011

    its bad. sutarday i will check my own saw, and give more solutions.

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You need a Stihl shop to do this. The oilers you get online and on eBay will not work correctly as well as there being a specific way they are inserted into the saw that will not allow them to do anything in installed incorrectly. You're gonna have to bite the bullet and bring it in.

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