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372xp leaking oil at WOT

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by Greg Jline, Nov 23, 2018.

  1. Greg Jline

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    Oil seeps out of the top of housing cover near just above and behind the bolts at the seal near the chain brake. Have to constantly wipe it so it doesn’t get into motor. New saw only run a month or so but 2017 model.
     
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    Loose muffler?

    Chain oil? Combustion oil? Pic?
     
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    Chain oil
     
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    When cover is on this is where oil seeps out when running saw
     
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    Well I don’t know

    Hopefully it’s not a case gasket.

    I’d be taking to the shop if it’s still on warranty

    It’s not just spillage from filling the tank is it?
     
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    If oil is sitting on top of clutch cover and case, pretty common event on my 372's I have owned. Is your oil turned up to max? What length of bar are you using? Bar clean, bar tight and flush? Oiling chain well?
     
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    Yes sitting on top of cover. Pooling dripping down side
     
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    Everything is is decent shape bar /chain I have played with the oiler in all positions to to see if I can get it to stop. Nothing has worked. Oil that is coming out is dark but not burnt.
     
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    Does it do it while cutting wood? They all do it if you're just revving them up in the garage
     
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    Yes when cutting wood no excessive garage revving
     
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    Could try turning the oiler down a little
     
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    Tried up down
     
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    thinknill just keep cutting.
     
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    Think so. ^^
    What goes up must come down.
    It is not running out of gas first is it?
    then rock on.


    Edit
    err...um... ^^^ OIL
     
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    Is chain wet with oil? Oil tank running empty before fuel? Using large mount bar? Purchased a bar with poor oil hole location and need to be opened. Not trying to insult, just trying to help.
     
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    Throwing oil off chain, I assume wet enough. Oil tank is not running out before gas but uses considerable amount maybe 1/2 + tank oil to gas. Husqvarna 20 “ - 3/8 - .058. Bar not too worn. Not uneven wear.
     
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    Thinking of getting tsumara 20” bar 3/8 .050 to replace. Do I need an conversion kit to make that bar work
     
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    No adapter needed if you buy a bar that says D009 mount.
     
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    A lot of guys see that as poor oiling and many actually blame the bar. I’ve seen guys stupid enough to change bars because of it. When the rails get real wet oil will sling off your sprocket like it does your bar tip. When brushing out bush a 372 with it’s Oiler maxed out will make a mess even with a 36” bar. 390’s even worse. The stihls do it too. No reason to worry about any oil getting anywhere on the saw. In pro use they take bar oil and gasoline baths daily lol
     
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