- 1 Where does the oil come out on a chainsaw?
- 2 Does chainsaw gas have to be mixed with oil?
- 3 How does a chainsaw get fuel?
- 4 How often should you oil a chainsaw?
- 5 What kind of fuel should I use in my Stihl chainsaw?
- 6 What can I use instead of chainsaw oil?
- 7 What is the ratio of gas to oil for a chainsaw?
- 8 What happens if you put regular gas in a chainsaw?
- 9 What kind of oil does a chainsaw use?
- 10 Can you run a chainsaw without a primer bulb?
- 11 Why does my chainsaw dies when I give it gas?
- 12 How do you adjust the fuel mixture on a chainsaw?
Where does the oil come out on a chainsaw?
Look for the oil relief valve in the side of the engine housing, between the oil outlet port and the guide bar studs. Push against the valve with the 16-gauge wire. A little oil should seep from the valve unless the valve is blocked or stuck. Pushing the valve once should free it, allowing oil to seep.
Does chainsaw gas have to be mixed with oil?
Additional Tips on Mixing Chainsaw Gas Never mix gas and oil in the tank of the chainsaw. The correct ratio of petrol and 2-stroke oil for your chainsaw is very important. If you don’t mix it properly, your chainsaw will not run efficiently and could get damaged. Never refuel a chainsaw while it’s still running.
How does a chainsaw get fuel?
A gas-powered chain saw’s engine functions much like that of a car. Simply put, the piston that drives the gears and chain is powered by energy released by combustion. Fuel in the tank is mixed with air when it’s pulled into the carburetor where it’s then ignited by a spark from the spark plug.
How often should you oil a chainsaw?
How often should I lubricate the sprocket in the tip of my bar? It is recommended that you grease the bearing in the tip of the bar each time you refuel. Make sure to grease the tip at the end of the day as well to help prevent moisture from entering the bearing as the bar cools.
What kind of fuel should I use in my Stihl chainsaw?
Use a minimum of 89 octane gasoline and always use fresh fuel. Only buy enough gasoline that you can easily use up within a two-month period or use a specially formulated fuel mixture like STIHL MotoMix® Premixed Fuel.
What can I use instead of chainsaw oil?
Chainsaw Bar And Chain Oil Alternatives
- Motor oil. If you find yourself in a situation where you need to use your chainsaw but you don’t have any of the correct oil, one of the obvious options is motor oil.
- Vegetable oil.
- Canola oil.
- Drained hydraulic fluid.
What is the ratio of gas to oil for a chainsaw?
The general ratio for most two-stroke chain saw combustion engines is 50:1, though some manufacturers recommend 40:1. The larger number represents the amount of gasoline, while the smaller is the amount of oil needed.
What happens if you put regular gas in a chainsaw?
If straight gas is used, it can damage and ruin the piston and crankcase within a minute, as the gas doesn’t take long to burn out these sensitive parts. Drain the tank immediately into a separate fuel container.
What kind of oil does a chainsaw use?
Petroleum-based bar oil has been the standard for chainsaws. Lightweight oil is used in winter and heavier oil in summer. Manufacturers of chainsaws make bar and chain oils specially blended for their machines to extend their lifespan, but if they are not available, the owner’s manual suggests alternatives.
Can you run a chainsaw without a primer bulb?
No, it won’t work depending on the engine design. Without going into details the primer bulb forces fuel to the carb jets and not the engine directly. It also forces pressure and vacuum. Without the bulb your carb will be flooded on a permanent basis.
Why does my chainsaw dies when I give it gas?
Because your chainsaw will idle, but dies when it is revved up to full power, it means that the filter is only partially clogged; it will allow enough fuel to the engine to run on idle, but not enough to sustain full throttle. If the filter becomes clogged, not enough fuel will reach the engine for it to run properly.
How do you adjust the fuel mixture on a chainsaw?
Carburetor Adjustment Procedure
- Before you start the saw, locate a small flat-bladed screwdriver.
- Begin by checking the saw’s air filter.
- Check the fuel level.
- Start the engine and warm it up.
- Begin by setting the idle speed.
- Set the low speed fuel adjustment.
- Go back to step (4) and reset the idle speed.