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I have a McCulloch 2014 Chain Saw. When trying to use it after

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I have a McCulloch 2014 Chain Saw. When trying to use it after a period of not using, it would not start. Took it to a local small engine repair who got it running, but said there is an oil leak which he could not fix.

Upon getting it home there was oil in the case, so I put some in. It ran out the bottom immediately.

What is causing the oil leak and is it something that can be fixed?

I have had it a few years, but has not been used much so is in good condition otherwise.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  James W replied 5 years ago.

James W :

Greetings, My name isXXXXX and I am here to help the best I can. My goal is 100% satisfaction. Let's get started.

James W :

Your question is "can the oil leak be fixed and what is causing in"?

James W :

First, here a service manual for your saw

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First, the "can it be repaired". question..

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YES...

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Is it worth being fixed? Likely not.

James W :

To be able to get to the Oiler system the saw must be "Decased". which takes a very long time for an expert.

James W :

Also, since the bankruptsy, most of the older mcculluch parts are extremely difficult to locate

James W :

The new saws are mosty chinese imports (and junk).

James W :










AUTOMATIC CHAIN OILER.








The

automatic chain oil pump is shown in


Fig. MC132. Remove the fan housing,


fljrwheel and air shroud for access to


the oil pump. A plunger gear repair kit


is available for the pump. Oil pump output


is not adjustable.






James W :

Any one of the following parts can be the culprit

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20. "0" ring


21. Washer


22. Spring


23. Oil pump plunger


24. Plug



26. Oil hose



14, Seal


15. Oil pump housing


James W :

If the O ring is worn, the washer misplaced, the oil pump plunger cracked, the plug loose or cracked,

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or if the oil hose is split or the oil seal or pump housing is cracked there will be a leak

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Stupid thing is,

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You can not tell until you actualy take it apart and LOOK at it....

James W :

You can try to fix it if you want

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Usually when we get one of these in with your problem it goes into the file 13

James W :

But, if the saw is yours, and you will get some emotional satisfaction from repairing it and can call the 2 or 3 hours of work "Hobby time" then by all means, continue.. But understand,

James W :

once you get into it, you may run into a roadblock such as no part available

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