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Stihl 029 Super oiler adjustment question

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by Farmer_Jack, May 13, 2011.

  1. Farmer_Jack

    Farmer_Jack New Member

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    Hello, I have a Stihl 029 Super and am currently cutting a lot of oak that is at or over the length of my bar. I know there is a hole on the bottom of the saw to turn up the oiler but I don't know what tool I need to adjust it

    I am several hours away from the manual and cant see that far down into the hole. Could someone please tell me what tool I need to turn up my oiler while I am working the saw so the chain dosen't get quite so warm.

    Thanks,

    Farmer Jack
     
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    small flat tipped screwdriver
     
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    darn

    I was hoping that wasnn't what it was gonna be. I tried a small flat tip & a small phillips tip & neither seemed to engage anything to turn.
    I was wondering if it was gonna be a torx like everything else seems to be on the saw, or maybe a allen by the size of the hole.
     
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    jus2fat Two Harley Fatboys

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    Maybe ya just need to clean out the hole so screwdriver can get into
    the groove....Maybe sawdust or dirt covering groove???
    Orrr...your screwdriver is Tooo small?? Groove is pretty good size...
    It should be no problem...I'm guessing you don't have a flashlight available??
    :cheers:
    J2F
     
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    Sounds like "fightin" words to me!!!!!!!
     
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    [​IMG]Here is a pic of a "new" one.....
     
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    :msp_lol::msp_lol::msp_lol: You 'da cheese FISH!!!! :msp_lol::msp_lol::msp_lol:
    :cheers:
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    Have you tried your Scrench??????

    That Fish is too Much!!!!!:laugh::laugh::laugh:
     
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    How much can you turn the adjuster screw?On my saw it will only turn about 1/4 turn,is this normal?
     
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    You need to clean your fingernails.... :hmm3grin2orange:
     
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    Are you asking me out on a date, big boy????
     
  12. Farmer_Jack

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    thanks

    THat hole must be the same size as the screw head then, it cant be any bigger than that.

    Is there any direct connection thru there os is it safe to clean it out with some carb cleaner.

    Im afraid while fiddling with it I actually turned it down a little as it uses less oil now, but I still cant feel anything that feels like the end of the screwdriver is actually engaging something.

    I guess I will have to clean it out and try that. if that dont work. maybe a good led light will shed some light on the problem screw fer me.

    Thanks fer all the advice & good humor folks.
     
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    A little Purple power soaking and a good blast of compressed air from a long nozzle air chuck will clean it out,,,

    Make sure you wear your eye protection,,, and yes a good hand torch works wonders for seeing things in the dark!!!!

    BTW,,,, good first post and Welcome to AS,,,,,,,, If you need a service Manual send me your Email Addy on a Private Message and I can send you a PDF file E-copy and IPL if you would like
     
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    You saying something about my fingernails too????????

    Only an arborist would worry about fingernails on a public forum!!!
     
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    029 oiler question

    Hey all,

    I picked up an 029 for short money though the oiler was reportedly not functional. I have a few questions on diagnosing this to be the truth/ oiler adjustment.

    Oil does get to the bar actually to the point where it is dripping off at the base, so my questions are more about adjustment.

    1) should the oiler adjustment screw bottom out at either the high or low limit?
    2) if no, how can i tell where the adjustment is?
    3) I've got the sprocket and clutch off and can see the oiler gear and spring, i can see how the plastic gear turns the gear on the oiler, but how is the spring involved?


    thanks much
     
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    that metal tang fits over the notch in your sprocket
     
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    I've got an 029 and 039, same saws just different cc's, I am running both oilers at max, the oiler adjustment screw can only go so far then it will stop, I think clockwise for max? At max adjustment a full tank of oil will usually last about 2 tanks of fuel.

    Justin
     
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    if the adjustment screw can spin endlessly in either direction then i assume it must be broke? Im getting getting oil out of the hole at the left end of the little channel which seems to be correct. There is a little brass fitting with a pinhole in it just to the right of the oil port, do you know what that is?
     
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    Max oiling is to the right. The adjuster screw only turns about 70-90 degrees from min to max. I want to know what that thingy with the pinhole is too...
     
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    Reassemble it and check the oiler as I described. Post back and let us know. The FISH has a thread and many great pics for the MS290 that will help.
    ~Tommy~
     

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