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Offline TommyC

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Bar Oil 101
« on: April 18, 2013, 04:22:07 pm »
Does anyone know whether the viscosity of bar oil may affect how much oil tends to accumulate on saw chips beside the chain just behind where it comes out of the housing?  If I get a lot of accumulation, does that sound like my bar oil might be a little "thick"?  I'd like to minimize the accumulation of the oil/saw chip gunk.

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Re: Bar Oil 101
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2013, 04:49:02 pm »
turn the oiler down.
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Re: Bar Oil 101
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2013, 08:18:41 pm »
Not sure what you mean by that.  On the Poulan 2300 CVA, there is just a small hole in a rubber grommet in the case.

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Re: Bar Oil 101
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2013, 09:13:59 pm »
well it would help if you made the model of saw known right off the bat.
is the little foam 'filter' still in the plastic holder in the tank?
if the saw is pumping oil, i'd leave it so long as it wasn't emptying the tank out before running out of gas. most times people have the reverse problem with those saws.
thicker (summer grade) oil will help a little. might want to check the tank vent under the carb area to make sure it isn't plugged. there should be a cotter pin or a piece of wire in the hole, nothing else.
you should also make sure the bar is getting the oil and it isn't just coming off and down the back of it.
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Re: Bar Oil 101
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2013, 08:17:35 am »
I have always found the sharper the chain = less build up. Not so much with the oiler or oil being used.