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Offline canadiancarguy

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Increasing the new husky oiler capacities??
« on: March 26, 2011, 12:08:49 am »
Seems like the last 10 or so husqvarnas I bought didn't oil worth a crap! 3 372s and 7 390s all with the worst oilers I ever seen. 3.5 tanks of fuel to 1 tank of oil. I took the first few back to the dealer only to have them returned saying the oilers worked fine. I here there is something you can drill out to increase pumping capacity does anyone know what?? I have been putting old oilers from the early 385s on and can drain the oil tank just before the gas tank runs out, but I am out of old oilers now...

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Offline wannab12

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Re: Increasing the new husky oiler capacities??
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2011, 12:21:20 am »
Hey Daniel,I have had good luck on the Stihls opening up the outlets from the oiler a wee bit,seems they are restricted somwhat. Maybe the husky is the same.

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Re: Increasing the new husky oiler capacities??
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2011, 06:30:27 pm »
Thanks Steve, I am gonna try it today on a Dolmar 7900 oiler.

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Re: Increasing the new husky oiler capacities??
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2011, 09:46:02 pm »
Ok, I tried a 385 oiler and a 7900 oiler. We will see how they work. The metal is super soft a dull drill bit would help definately. My partner will put the 385 oiler back together to try it and I will try the 7900 out tomorrow, I did try it on the 7900 with no bar and chain and it definately oils better than it before (quit working altogether). I drilled the heck out of it so hopefully it makes a difference.

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Re: Increasing the new husky oiler capacities??
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2011, 10:32:41 pm »
Daniel,I only opened them up ~.015",didn't want to drain the oil tank before the fuel tank  :o
As far as the drill bit being "grabby" in non ferrous material,stone the lip of the cutting edge to give it negative rake.

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Re: Increasing the new husky oiler capacities??
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2011, 10:54:16 pm »
Well since the 7900 only drains the oil tank a little less than half to each tank of fuel, I figured appoximately double the size wouldn't be too bad. I actually put 4 hours on the same of oil today on the 7900, had to pop the cap and splash oil on the bar every few minutes, what a pain. My poor bar doesn't look so new anymore.

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Re: Increasing the new husky oiler capacities??
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2011, 10:03:36 am »
The huskies I've used seem to put out plenty of oil. The stihls are usually more stingy with it. The 660 with HO oiler doesn't oil as much as the 390 did.

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Re: Increasing the new husky oiler capacities??
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2011, 06:30:17 pm »
We are getting some pretty crappy 390s lately here in Canada. The cylinders have been falling apart just above the base, heated handlebars not working, mufflers falling apart in a few days, stripped handlebar bolts, and a whole bunch of em that don't oil, one oiler I took apart had what looked like a wire or long stringy piece of metal, maybe from the machining process when it was being made???

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Re: Increasing the new husky oiler capacities??
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2011, 08:00:25 pm »
That's no good. I haven't heard of any problems down here with them lately. It seemed a year or so ago they were having the same problems with the cylinders.

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Re: Increasing the new husky oiler capacities??
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2011, 08:24:43 pm »
Yeah that's right last year it seemed every single new 390 I have heard of in my area has had the cylinder fall apart within 3 months. I haven't seen that problem for some time now, gotta be at least 4 months now.

 

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