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Re: New Echo CS-590 the chain smokes bad
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2015, 05:29:18 pm »
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Re: New Echo CS-590 the chain smokes bad
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2015, 09:18:28 am »
Well I found the screw, and yes, it is well hidden.  I turned it all the way counterclockwise and did the spray test on a sheet of paper.  Definately more oil now.

BUT, I went out to cut again on the pine tree that started the whole smoking event (approx 14 in dia). And it still seems to intermittently do the smoking.  Maybe the tree is binding in a weird way?  I got the tree cut up and disposed of but things are not normal.
 
I need to go out and cut another tree and see if it does it again.

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Re: New Echo CS-590 the chain smokes bad
« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2015, 07:35:23 pm »
I had a similar experience with my 520, dropping a tree for a neighbor.  The saw was oiling profusely but I was enveloped in a cloud of steam.  The tree was a mostly dead maple and I think quite wet inside.  the saw checks out fine oils well and revs out OK.  After I dropped it I switch to my Efco cs56 and had no further problems except loosing one of the bar nuts.  I never crank them down crazy tight.

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Re: New Echo CS-590 the chain smokes bad
« Reply #15 on: September 22, 2015, 09:54:02 pm »
Is the oiler turned up?
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Re: New Echo CS-590 the chain smokes bad
« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2015, 10:28:14 am »
Is the oiler turned up?

Yes, all the way left.  I've cut down plenty of decent sized pines in my life, but the is only the 2nd with this saw.  Don't remember anything weird with the first.  Of course the stump was plenty wet with sap when I was done. Grasping at straws here I guess.

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Re: New Echo CS-590 the chain smokes bad
« Reply #17 on: September 23, 2015, 10:48:34 am »
Insufficient oil, or a burned up roller tip.  Check the pump output without the bar and make sure the oil holes in the bar is not plugged

I did some searches on roller tips being burnt and came across what seems to be a controversial subject.  Should you grease the oiler tip or not.  One camp says definately not because grease attracts dirt and abrasives which will destroy the tip.  They say the oil from the oiler should lubricate the roller well, and to grease would be a cardinal sin. There is apparently a special lil grease gun for that very purpose.

---UPDATE---
Well I just chatted with Echo and they said the oiler does it, no need for grease.


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Re: New Echo CS-590 the chain smokes bad
« Reply #18 on: September 23, 2015, 01:18:36 pm »
Inspect the bar rails to be sure they're not splayed apart at the groove and the tip bearing is ok. Something sounds a mis.  Make sure the clutch drum bearing is ok while you're at it...

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Re: New Echo CS-590 the chain smokes bad
« Reply #19 on: September 23, 2015, 02:57:46 pm »
Inspect the bar rails to be sure they're not splayed apart at the groove and the tip bearing is ok. Something sounds a mis.  Make sure the clutch drum bearing is ok while you're at it...

Adam

Thanks,

I'll try to get out there and look at that after church tonight.


 

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