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Offline 660magnum

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Re: 371xp Oiler question
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2014, 06:57:27 pm »
Bars come from the factory as .050", .058", or 063" gauge. To change this you have to buy another bar.

Someone gave me a saw and after I got it running and had used it a while, I noticed that it had a .058" bar and the chain was .050". It cut straight and I would probably never have noticed just using the saw?

No one stocks .058" chain around here.
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Re: 371xp Oiler question
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2014, 07:50:10 pm »
Bars come from the factory as .050", .058", or 063" gauge. To change this you have to buy another bar.


I know and understand what you are saying.
The bar is definitely a .050 gauge.
The chain is definitely a .050 gauge chain and moves easily in my other .050 gauge bars.
But it no longer spins freely in the .050 bar that I just took off the 371xp.
The same bar, the same chain that was used yesterday when the oiling problem was noticed.
The gauge of the bar seems to have significantly decreased due to the over heating of the chain/bar.
The tip is fine, spins good/easy with chain, but the channel in the bar is no longer .050.

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Re: 371xp Oiler question
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2014, 08:19:47 pm »
Sounds to me like the bar got pinched in the cut and closed up the rails a bit. Have seen bar so hot to melt the paint off the and the chain still rolls around freely.
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Re: 371xp Oiler question
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2014, 08:25:49 pm »
Find where it is tight and open it up
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Re: 371xp Oiler question
« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2014, 09:08:00 am »
Chuck, did you get your parts and fix your oiler. I see you are looking for clutch, drum, drum bearing and a 3/8 7T rim. I'll have a look round.
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Re: 371xp Oiler question
« Reply #15 on: May 02, 2014, 09:37:04 am »
Thanks, but I ordered the bearing first thing this morning.

Although all of my oiler parts look to be in good condition,
I got replacement drive wheel, the oiler piston and a new washer that goes under the drive wheel, that was missing.

Other than the missing washer, I really could not find a problem with the whole oiler system.
So it got cleaned up and put back together with the new parts.
Just need the new drum bearing to get things all put back together.
You ask "what happened to the old bearing?"
It disappeared.  Probably got thrown out with a bunch of paper towels while cleaning up.
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Re: 371xp Oiler question
« Reply #16 on: May 02, 2014, 09:50:35 am »
Don't feel bad, I put away a 262XP clutch that needed a new spring until my next HVA order. Remembered to order the spring, you think I can find the clutch............hell NO! Don't know where I put it, been looking for weeks!

Given the condition of your parts, your earlier suspicion about the missing washer may be correct. I was putting together a 362XP the other day and left the washer out purposely and guess what....no oil. OBTW all the saws in the 362/65/71/72/72XPW series use the same drum bearing.
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