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Ms 261 not oiling right

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by vortec325, Oct 29, 2019.

  1. vortec325

    vortec325 ArboristSite Operative

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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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  2. 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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    Half a tank of oil to a tank of fuel sounds about right. That’s what mine does.

    Just make sure that your bar oiler hole is lined up with the supply groove in the bar pad area.
     
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    vortec325 ArboristSite Operative

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    Using winter weight Navi guard


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  5. vortec325

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    It lined up and clean


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