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Ms 261 not oiling right

vortec325

vortec325

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Got a great deal on a 261 about a year ago . Threw a 18” bar and 3/8 chain on it . It doesn’t use much more than a half tank of oil to a whole tank of fuel, the chain is drier than I’d like it to be . I’ve turned the Oiler up all the way . I take the bar and chain off every other time I use it to clean saw dust and crap out of the bar and Oiler holes . Is this a sign that the oil pump is giving up ?


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ShneaSIG

ShneaSIG

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What bar oil do you use? Stihl saws oil lightly, but I find mine do ok with thinner/lighter weight bar oil. Yours sounds a bit more oil stingy than usual, even for Stihl.
 
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