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If its leaking out the bottom were the bar goes in too the chain saw this is normal this is the bar lube oil its thicker that regular oil and sticky U should have a screw plug marked lube for this

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What can be done to stop leaking oil?


Gary, not sure what oil you are talking about for sure, if it is chain/bar oil it is suppose to leak/lube chain while it is running.
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Often times the oil reservoir develops cracks. The oil then leaks out. This is especially true if the saw is used in winter and the oil pressure knob is pressed continuously. The pressure knob pushes against the cold britle oil reservoir and cracks it. The oil then leaks out. Get the manual and order a new oil reservoir and install it yourself.

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My stihl ms390 chainsaw leaks bar oil, so i put a threaded plug in the hole, and when i get the plug far enough in, it impedes the oil flow to the bar.


Take the bar off and clean all the pieces and parts where the bar mates to the motor. Make sure the hole on the side of the bar, where the oil gets onto the chain drivers, is not plugged. Make sure there are no burrs, on the edge of the bar from chain wear, which will push the bar away from the chainsaw body leaving a gap for oil to leak. If your bar is worn, most bars can be flipped over and used either way. If it is made to be used in on either side it will have a hole for the oil to get into the bar on both sides. Alternating or flipping the bar will make it last a lot longer.
Something else to check is if your saw has a breather hole and if that is what is leaking or it is plugged and is not allowing the tank to breath. Not all saws have this feature.
When you store your saw it is best not to store it on its side with the bar hanging down as these position will cause more oil to leak.
Even if you have a perfect fit/seal, between saw and bar, oil will still leak if it is stored in a place with temperature fluctuations. This happens from the oil expands, when it warms up, creating pressure in the tank causing oil to leak out. I always put a piece of cloth on top of a plastic base to prevent seepage onto any surface. I run chainsaws professionally for over 35 years and they all will leak when stored in place with temperature changes. Some are worst than others. Hope this helped.

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The oil inside the tank will expand and contract with heat and cold from where it is stored. It is good to check and see that there is nothing between the bar and the body of the saw which causes the two parts from having a good seal and leaking oil instead of having all the oil go into the bar channel. Take the side cover and bar off the chainsaw and clean where all these parts meet. Sometimes it will not leak as much. If you store a saw in a place that has temperature fluctuations some oil is always going to leak out. I've always stored mine in a plastic container with rags on the bottom.

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Most chainsaw leak because they are stored in a place with varying temperatures which causes the oil to expand and contact. You only notice it when the oil expands and leaks out the bar. Try and clean between the bar and the body of the saw and file down any burrs on the edge of the bar by where the oil comes out. Sometimes the burrs get bad enough to leave a space which allows oil to leak out easier. Hope this helps.

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The oil is leaking from the bottom or where the bar & chain is. I'm not sure which one it is. It is a Craftsman 14 inch chain saw.


Remove the bar and chain, then remove the excess oil and debris. Start the engine and look for oil oozing out of a port near where the bar fits to the case. Any spills while filling the oil tank will allow oil to drip from the case. If the oil comes out properly, clean the drive end of the bar, especially the two small passages from the larger holes out to the chain groove on each side. Clean the chain groove all the way around and inspect the tip sprocket condition. Reassemble the bar and chain, then run the engine for short time with the tip near cardboard to see if it will throw off a thin line of oil onto the cardboard. Hope this helps!

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I have a Poulan 20" chain saw that keeps leaking out the bar oil every time I put it in the container and store it. What causes this and can it be fixed by myself?


Most chainsaws have an adjustment for bar oiling and its quite normal for a chainsaw that is stored for long periods of time (weeks or even days) to leak out the bar oil. This is normal for chainsaws stored for several weeks or more.

Some of it may be reduced by adjusting the rate of flow for the bar oiler, read your manual carefully before attempting to adjust it. Adjust to too slow a flow rate will have adverse effects on performance and can lead to premature chain or bar failure.

Recommend that if you are going to store your chainsaw for more than a couple of weeks, drain the bar oil back out if it into a container (strain it through a paper towel before returning to your bar oil can). Also, you really should drain almost all the fuel and then run it until it shuts off if you are storing it for a month or more.

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Bar chain oil leaking into case when not in use


if you store it somewhere other than a climate controlled building , the changes in temperature can cause the oil to expand out of the saw a little each time the temp. goes up.

try some absorbent cloth

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Hello there. Regarding the bar oil, many loggers plan their work so that they are out of bar oil at the same time that they quit for the day because bar oil has a tendency to leak. Another method that has some success is to mix your bar oil with a heavier oil but the trade off might be less lube getting to the chain when you need it.

Regarding the chain moving in idle, this is another common problem. You can usually slow the idle down until the chain stops, as you indicated, but I too have had chain saws where I finally just decided to live with it and be extra attentive to what was going on.

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