I've got a Husqvarna 141 chainsaw which is about 3 months old.
Initially, it was using a tank of red fluid grease for every 1.5 tanks
Now it is using hardly any at all.
I've tried removing the bar and cleaning around the bits and using a
paper clip to clean the grove where the oil seems to come from, but no
luck as yet.
It still is using hardly any chain oil ( 1/5 of a tank in 3 tanks of
Has anyone else had the same problem with this kind of saw - and any
tips on rectifying it ?
Not sure what "the bits" are, but there is usually a pair of holes either
side of the elongated chain adjustment hole which are the channels for the
oil. They need to be clear of detritus. The tube feeding them is also
obvious, and ditto.
Why either side? Because you'll want to reverse the bar periodically.
I believe your saw will be just like my Husky 40. Take your plastic chain
side cover off, remove the chain bar and chain. On the studs that held the
bar in place, there is a piece of sheet metal. Remove that piece of sheet
metal and you will find the oil delivery port. Clean it all up, there is
probably wood chips packed underneath the sheet metal. Clean the port as
best you can. Before you put the bar back on, start the motor and run it a
bit. You should see oil flow. If not, the passage is plugged inside the
power head. Fortunately mine has never been plugged back into the power
head, so you'll have to figure out how to clear the port on your own.
Suggest pipe cleaners, and maybe some kerosene in the oil reservoir to flush
Let me know what you find, I might need it some day.
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