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low oil usage
« on: February 04, 2014, 09:29:17 PM »
I run husky 390 xp one saw uses one to one oil and gas usage the new one is around three to one have the adjustment to  the max. any ideas?
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Re: low oil usage
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2014, 04:34:33 AM »
Wouldn't be surprised if the new one had a better "oil management".

Only other thing I can think of is different oil in each saw? In winter some oils are very thick.

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Re: low oil usage
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2014, 07:19:21 AM »
Thin your bar oil and you should pump more. Frank C.
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Re: low oil usage
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2014, 07:23:37 AM »
More than likely the newer saw comes under the EPA edict of using less oil .I can't help but wonder if perhaps some influential individual on the EPA board of directers might own stock in companies that manufacture chainsaw bars and chains . ???

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Re: low oil usage
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2014, 08:49:55 AM »
I use used canola oil filtered from my chip fryer. Bar oil is $10+ per litre here and l think l have saved enough money to buy a few bars and chains since l switched. I don't like petroleum oil on my hands and have found more advantages using it than disadvantages. I over filled the other day and my friends dog licked it all up. I read a Canadian forestry field test on canola oil and it said it was as good if not better. Good for nature, good 4 saw, good 4 wallet and good for health. I run eleven saws with it and will never go back to petroleum stuff again ever. You might want to give it a go and see if it helps as it may flow easier. Good luck!

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Re: low oil usage
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2014, 08:56:32 AM »
  I over filled the other day and my friends dog licked it all up. 
Now the big question is did the dog get the scoots ? You give that poor old pooch enough oil of any kind he could do his business over a screen door and never hit a wire .

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Re: low oil usage
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2014, 09:06:59 AM »
Next question,how does that stuff flow well below freezing? I would be concerned about that. Summer time,sounds good.
Seems like Holmes uses something like that.
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Re: low oil usage
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2014, 10:01:52 AM »
I have to wonder about that reclaimed fryer oil .If it cooked fish then would it draw every cat within a ten mile radius ?

I've never used it myself except to French fry stuff or for salad dressing. Some say though if it sits in a saw long enough it turns to the consistancey of lard .Then again if it does it might be a good substitute for axle grease.You just never know about these things .

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Re: low oil usage
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2014, 10:31:52 AM »
I've had that problem once. Bio bar oil turned to lard and the oil pump was dead. So I am a little bit more careful since then. Of course it always depend on how often you use your saw. High production fellers around here use canola oil very often. 

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Re: low oil usage
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2014, 12:37:26 PM »
A bunch of you are pretty entertaining Ive got some good laughs, On to problem had the saw in the summer and it was the same probably have to take it to fixit shop I guess looking to sell 2012 model and get another new one hopefully that's not like the 13'
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Re: low oil usage
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2014, 03:20:55 PM »
Now that's a trusting soul indeed .If I had one lemon I'd certainly not give them another chance ---unless it was a freebie of course .

Well OPEC oil ,salad oil ,reclaimed oil or unclaimed oil it's all part of the great oil debate which is great sport for the sports minded .Not to be confused with armchair quarterbacks who  can remember every play since the first superbowl and before Dallas didn't even have cheerleaders .

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Re: low oil usage
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2014, 07:28:41 PM »
A bunch of you are pretty entertaining Ive got some good laughs, On to problem had the saw in the summer and it was the same probably have to take it to fixit shop I guess looking to sell 2012 model and get another new one hopefully that's not like the 13'

The new 390's put out the same amount of oil as they always have. Make sure the drive worm that the clutch drum turns is intact. Far too often I see people slam on the clutch drum breaking the ends off the drive worm. I'd also flush out the oil lines with kerosene, they often get packed with saw dust. Check and make sure the pump adjustment is turned the correct way, I myself have accidentally thought that I had the pump set wide open, when in fact it was at the lowest setting.   
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Re: low oil usage
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2014, 07:31:21 PM »
 8) 8) Thanks andyshine77  took your advise cleaned oil hoses out not that dirty, think I was turning adjustment screw to far.
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Re: low oil usage
« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2014, 09:28:12 PM »
Also there is a brass filter on the end of the oil line inside the oil tank. Similar to the gas filter.
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