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I am not a fan of the tri-link chain. Cutters are fairly soft and leaves a burr when sharpening and dulls quickly. The one offshore chain that seems pretty good i have used is Archer. I have never liked the .043 LP stuff. Just dulls too fast on hard wood and gums up quickly on pine. On my MS170 i swapped out the 043 with 050 bar and chain. Huge difference.
I have done the same with the .043 to .050 swap
 

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When I lived in a metropolis, I would hardly have done it on my own. Living in very active big cities makes you lazy and spoiled. I really found it easier to pay someone who knows exactly how to unclog a floor drain in 20 minutes. But now, when I moved to the backwoods of the village, calling a specialist is a whole story. Moreover, I sincerely want to learn how to do everything myself. And if earlier I read with interest only about what tools familiar carpenters use, now I read all the options about extracting a rag from a pipe with no less zeal
 
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I just love customers somedays. Had an irate customer Saturday because all the bar oil leaked out of his saw while setting in the case, and I had replaced the brittle oil line to the oil pump due to an oil leak in December on his Husqvarna. Saw hasn't been touched since, and now the complain is not oiling the bar, and the bar and chain are getting hot. Get the saw into the shop and remove the oil tank cap, and guess what no oil in the tank. So the guy removes the saw from the case, doesn't check the gas or oil, and now it is my fault because it isn't oiling the chain.

Just for an FYI there is no evidence of oil around the oil pump or the oil pickup line where it comes out of the tank. So most likely cause of all the oil leaking out is thermal expansion due to the heating and cooling cycles while setting, pumping the oil through the oil pump out onto the bar and then dripping into the case.
 

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"Just for an FYI there is no evidence of oil around the oil pump or the oil pickup line where it comes out of the tank. So most likely cause of all the oil leaking out is thermal expansion due to the heating and cooling cycles while setting, pumping the oil through the oil pump out onto the bar and then dripping into the case."

You just described every Poulan chainsaw.
 

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"Just for an FYI there is no evidence of oil around the oil pump or the oil pickup line where it comes out of the tank. So most likely cause of all the oil leaking out is thermal expansion due to the heating and cooling cycles while setting, pumping the oil through the oil pump out onto the bar and then dripping into the case."

You just described every Poulan chainsaw.
And to some degree, every other brand of chainsaw. Currently have a new ran once due to wife putting straight gas into her husbands brand new MS271 that she purchased him for Christmas making a mess on my shop floor.
 

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I have never had the oil problem with the older ms170's but i have seen 2 of the newer ones pooping oil in storage. I wonder what stihl did to "improve" them. The one brand i usually don't have a problem with was stihl. Gotta love progress.
 

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Gotta love those one way duckbill valves that they are using for tank vents. Allows air in but then pressurizes and forces out the oil and makes a mess. Same can be said about some of the fuel tank systems also.
 
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