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Old 08-03-2014, 05:31 PM   #1
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Is My Echo Chainaw Chain Getting To Much Oil?


This is an old Echo CS 346 that I inherited. When I first got it started, The chain wasn't getting oil. I took off the bar/chain and cleaned the oil path. Now it flings a heavy oil mist. I checked the oiler adjustment and it's almost at minimum. I'm not very familiar with chainsaws so not sure if this is normal, don't think so. I can't find any information about too much oil and I'm temped to turn the adjustment to minimum. What's the consensus on this. Turn it all the way down and just make sure it's getting some oil? Thanks, I appreciate anyone with a little experience to chime in here! I'm Truly Amazed that this Echo started with only some extra pull's and a new primer bulb after 9+ years. With fresh fuel, of course! (I'm a STIHL Guy) Maybe I should evaluate this and in 25 years or so, when my STIHL Trimmer wears out , think about getting an Echo!

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Throwing some bar oil when not cutting is normal for Echos.

Here are some instructions on adjusting the oiler.
http://homeguides.sfgate.com/adjust-...aw-100482.html

You might want to run the newspaper test and then make a judgement about cutting it back.

When you are cutting wood, most of the mist will disappear into the wood or sawdust.
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Throwing some bar oil when not cutting is normal for Echos.

Here are some instructions on adjusting the oiler.
http://homeguides.sfgate.com/adjust-...aw-100482.html

You might want to run the newspaper test and then make a judgement about cutting it back.

When you are cutting wood, most of the mist will disappear into the wood or sawdust.
Thanks Oso954! That just showed me how important it is to keep that oil path clear on the bar. I'll try the newspaper test. Thanks Again!
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Thanks Oso954! That just showed me how important it is to keep that oil path clear on the bar. I'll try the newspaper test. Thanks Again!
What Brand of Chainsaw do you use? STIHL, Right?
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