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Old 10-03-2013, 05:31 PM   #1
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I just used seafoam in three stihl chainsaws for the first time. I ran it through the carburetor as directed and now all three are dumping out bar oil like crazy. Does anyone know why this is and how it can be fixed?

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Old 10-03-2013, 06:18 PM   #2
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I can't imagine that the fuel and bar oiling systems are interconnected. There's a separate reason for them "dumping out bar oil."

What type of bar oil are you using?

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Old 10-03-2013, 09:21 PM   #3
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Yeah that's the exact same thing I thought and my dealer/service mechanic said too. Both mechanics actually. I have no idea what is happening but like I said I've done the exact same procedure on three different saws now and each one has reacted the same. After running the seafoam through the carburetor and letting it sit for 5min I started them and ran them full throttle to run out the smoke and they immediately start throwing bar oil all over the place. I've been using Itasca bar oil for some time now. I've been cutting trees for 4 years and have never had any problems with my oilers. No one seems to have a clue. I've got one saw in the shop now hoping they can figure it out.
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Let me know what they say.
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:12 PM   #5
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not such a bad problem to have. How old are the saws? Seafoamm is bad news but that is for another time. Try using winter blend bar oil and see. It is possible you contaminated the bar oil by pouring seafoam into the wrong chamber.
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It is possible you contaminated the bar oil by pouring seafoam into the wrong chamber.
I think you have got it! Though I am sure the OP will never admit it.
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Old 10-24-2013, 07:14 PM   #7
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not such a bad problem to have. How old are the saws? Seafoamm is bad news but that is for another time. Try using winter blend bar oil and see. It is possible you contaminated the bar oil by pouring seafoam into the wrong chamber.
OK Ill bite, why is Seafoam Bad news, Ive been using it for years, just like Ive been using Marvel Mystery Oil, and yeah, the only reasonable explanation is that he put Seafoam in the bar oil tank.

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