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Chainsaw issue????

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I have a Husqvarna 55 chain saw and am having an issue with it. It runs fine, but it is blasting threw Bar Oil. It is a self lubricating system but it is pumping out so much oil it sprays off the chain like snot off a Rotweiler.

Is there any adjustments I can make to it, or do I need to bring it in?

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If you still have the manual for it, Husqvarna advertises an adjustable oil pump. Not sure where the adjustment is or if yours even has one, but I would check that out.

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Did it start blasting through the oil after the weather warmed up? I have a Stihl and there's 2 different weights of bar oil depending on the ambient temp. If I cut with the cold temp oil after the temp is like +10* or warmer, it blasts through the tankful in no time. Something to look into. Phred52

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I have a Stihl and never heard of two different chain oil weights??! Going to have to ask at the local dealer.

I was cutting a couple weeks ago and was using up some old Fleet farm bar oil and noticed that it was a lot thinner than the Stihl bar oil - not all chain oils are made equal!

I'd look around for an adjustment screw for the bar chain oil. Personally, I run mine on the 'use more oil side', I keep my chain tight and a dry chain sucks.

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There is a bar oil adj. screw on stihl chain saws, don;t know about Husk.. look in your manual or call a dealer for info.

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BLACKJACK, Up until about 2 years ago, I didn't know it either. We had another small engine shop/ Stihl dealer open here in town and I bought a saw from there, he told me about the difference. Here's the PN's from the gallon jugs: Winter PN# is 0781-516-4002 and the Summer PN# is 0000-000-2006. The summer weight is almost like a thick syrup. Phred52

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I do not have a manual, it is second hand (fathers), so I have been looking around. I figure it is the oil pump, which is driven off the clutch, but I am not sure how far in I should go. I will try just cleaning everything out and see were that gets me.

I do feel wetter is better, but it goes threw a lot of oil.

I did check with a repair shop locally (plymouth) and they said 6-9 weeks to get it looked at. Since I need it this weekend, I will likely just run it as is and have it looked at later. Or make some more calls....

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Does it run more than a tank of oil per tank of gas? All my Stihls have always run almost a tank of oil per tank of gas. If a tank of oil is gone b/4 the gas then some adjustment is needed.

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I did check with a repair shop locally (plymouth) and they said 6-9 weeks to get it looked at. Since I need it this weekend, I will likely just run it as is and have it looked at later. Or make some more calls....

If you do end up needing repairs I would suggest looking for a different repair shop, there is absolutely no reason for it to take that long just to get something looked at.

Be sure to check the weight (thickness) of bar oil you are using as suggested by the other guys previously.

Both of my Husky's run about 2 tanks of gas to one tank of bar oil.

Steve

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I bet if you go to Husky's HSOforum you can get all the info you need and look at a copy of the manual.

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I do not have a manual, it is second hand (fathers), so I have been looking around...

Maybe this could help:

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Your worm gear is out.

I only run Husqvarna's aand that's what will happen.

A previous poster said what they're recommended to do, go through roughly a tank of bar oil in a tank of gas, but if it's more bar oil than that, then your worm gear is out.

You're in Isanti, there's a shop in Stacy if you'd like to take it there, or a shop in White Bear Lake that's very good as well.

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I have a Husky 55 Rancher and cut all winter with it using the thinner oil. I go through almost a tank of oil per tank of gas, without noticeable (visual) spewing while running. I don't add more oil until I'm ready to cut again - it leaks a little as it is just sitting, which all saws I have had do.

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I have a Husky 55 Rancher and cut all winter with it using the thinner oil. I go through almost a tank of oil per tank of gas, without noticeable (visual) spewing while running. I don't add more oil until I'm ready to cut again - it leaks a little as it is just sitting, which all saws I have had do.

I wouldn't tolerate a saw that leaked oil, my Stihls have never leaked just sitting there.

I go thru a fillup of bar oil for every fillup of gas, in fact when I fill my chain saw gas tank I probably only fill it to within an inch of the top, to ensure I never run out of bar oil. Sometimes I can see it 'spraying oil' but thats ok, I run the chain tight, I want it lubed. And you have to do a lot of cutting to go thru a gallon of bar oil.

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