Chainsaw has oil in cylinder

Reply

  #1  
Old 03-14-10, 03:33 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: California
Posts: 22
Chainsaw has oil in cylinder

I have a 12 inch Homelite XL chainsaw. It has chain oil in the cylinder. Don't know how it got there, and don't know how to prevent it from happening again.
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 03-14-10, 04:31 PM
Group Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: NC, USA
Posts: 17,789
If you don't get a good answer here you can try posting your question in the outodoor power equipment section. There are many knowledgeable people in that section that have probably seen this before.
 
  #3  
Old 03-15-10, 08:51 AM
Member
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 6,392
Oil

How do you know the oil is chain oil? Could it be oil residue from the gas-oil fuel mix? Or did someone add oil to the cylinder for long-term storage?
 
  #4  
Old 03-15-10, 10:25 AM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: California
Posts: 22
I am the only one who has had the saw in his hands. The oil is not from the gasoline. The saw was smoking a lot while running, and then when I shut it off the oil continued collecting in the cylinder. I cannot turn it over because of the oil that is in the cylinder. There is no other source for the oil, and the oil reservoir is now empty.
 
  #5  
Old 03-15-10, 12:55 PM
Member
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 6,392
Oil

This sounds to me like a cracked cylinder wall. I would take it to a repair shop.
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes