Overheating Stihl chainsaw

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Old 10-06-04, 12:50 PM
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Overheating Stihl chainsaw

My Stihl 038AV runs very well but the sprocket/clutch drum gets so hot that it melts the spurgear which drives the oil pump. Does anyone know what might be causing the overheating given that the machine runs very well?

JC
 
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Old 10-08-04, 01:26 AM
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Hello JC!

For some reason, this thread was closed. A closed thread will not get any responses, so I opened it for you.

If the clutch is slipping, it could overheat. This could be caused by a worn clutch/drum, chain too tight, bad bar, or other binds in the chain system.
 
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Old 10-08-04, 03:09 AM
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Debris build-up in the oil pump drive area, too, will cause this. Be sure this is absolutely clean.
 
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Old 10-26-04, 11:45 AM
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The answer!

Found out the reason - the bearings are shot.
Thanks for your ideas.

Julian
 
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Old 10-27-04, 01:29 AM
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Great! Thanks for letting us know what you found!
 
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