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Leaking chainsaw bar oil?...try this


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#1 BNK OFFLINE  

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Posted January 14, 2015 - 05:26 AM

I run/own a Husqvarna 455 and it has leaked bar oil since day one. I learned if I stored the saw on it's side (fuel/oil cap side down) no leaking oil. A few yrs back I stopped @ the local dealer to get new fuel line and filters for all my 2 strokes and I asked him about the issue. He simply said "after use before storing simply open the cap and relieve the pressure that builds up in the tank". Sure enough it worked. My neighbor has a new 450 and he had the same issue until I told him what I learned. One of my co workers has a Polan (same issue) and I told him...worked for him as well.    


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Posted January 14, 2015 - 05:49 AM

Thanks for the tip. I will have to try that with my little Dolmar 401. It spews oil when sitting. My Stihl MS362 doesn't leak at all though.


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Posted January 14, 2015 - 06:00 AM

I'll have to try that. My Stihl 250 leaks. 


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Posted January 14, 2015 - 08:03 AM

Good tip, thanks

 

I wished I had a saw that ran  :wallbanging:  :(


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Posted January 14, 2015 - 08:56 AM

does that work for harleys too? (the second tip.. not the first one)


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Posted January 14, 2015 - 12:20 PM

Good tip, I'll have to try that on my McCulloch. 

 

 

does that work for harleys too? (the second tip.. not the first one)

 

Mine doesn't leak. :smilewink:


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Posted January 14, 2015 - 12:33 PM

I'll try it.  Thanks.


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Posted January 14, 2015 - 05:39 PM

I will have to try also an thank you for the info
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Posted January 14, 2015 - 09:07 PM

I've heard that, and I've always wondered if it was true.

 

Glad you shared that to prove the point!

 

Ben W.


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Posted January 15, 2015 - 09:25 AM

does that work for harleys too? (the second tip.. not the first one)

He he he...Tater, Harley's don't leak oil; "they just like to mark their spot". You must be ridin' vintage iron? 


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Posted January 15, 2015 - 06:24 PM

  Thanks for the tip. I'll try that on my Stihl 011.

                                    Mike


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Posted January 15, 2015 - 07:04 PM

My Echo doesn't leak but that's still a good tip to know, thanks.


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Posted January 16, 2015 - 08:16 AM

My Stihl weeps when not in use...I have set it on a piece of plywood under my work bench for years to catch the tears...my friend just got a new big honking' Stihl saw that has the anti vibration option...I was impressed!..revving the saw up and cutting with no vibration at all..


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Posted January 16, 2015 - 08:22 AM

I wonder if I can flip my son's Ford Bronco on it's side everytime he parks it. :smilewink:

At least we won't have to worry about grass growing in the gravel drive this summer


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