Echo Cs 355t possible oiler issue

Mowerr

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I just can't seem to find the sweet spot with the oiler adjustment. I got it with a 14" bar and soon went to a 16"bar and felt I had to turn up the oil a bit because it seemed like the chain was dry. After some time it seemed like it was too much oil because of saw dust build up. Try to turn it down a little and the chain goes dry.
So I just went back to a 14" bar for other reasons as well as to see if I can find the sweet spot on the adjuster to keep the bar and chain oiled but not too much so that there's debris building up like this.
Now idc if my saw is a little dirty but the build up seems excessive and seems like it could cause future problems. For example I notice it builds up real bad in the chain brake.
If this is just something I'll figure out over time with slight adjustments then I'm fine but if you guys know a trick to finding this sweet spot I speak of or if you think I need to look further into something else or get it to a shop please lmk. I thank u for your time and any help.
 

Serf Life

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Curious as to the build up. I run a 14" echo bar and have had no issues in the 6-7(?) yrs but it does get gunked up as you say. Does it build up in the bar to a point it doesn't oil, or just under the cover? I beat the piss outta mine, cut firewood, chop spruce brush, clean it sporadically, never changed the plug or any of the filters.
 

Mowerr

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Just build up under and around the cover... everything runs fine ... No other complaints.
I'd much rather it get too much oil than none.
 

Serf Life

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Can't think of how that would do long-term damage, but not a saw tech, just know that saw. I have noticed that the oiler screw on some echos seems to be very loosey-goosey so perhaps that was the issue with setting it to a higher amount if it creeps.
 

dsptech

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Dial it to the point to where your fuel and oil run out around the same time.
There is a oil vent on the left side of the saw under the pull start cover.
If that gets clogged then your oil will be under pressure when warm and splurt out.
Hit that side with compressed air.
 

Mowerr

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I can
Dial it to the point to where your fuel and oil run out around the same time.
There is a oil vent on the left side of the saw under the pull start cover.
If that gets clogged then your oil will be under pressure when warm and splurt out.
Hit that side with compressed air.
I can set it so it gets a lot of oil but it just seemed like too much. I will try this, thanks man
 

Mowerr

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So after working on the saw for a while I found that 1 of the 2 bolts that hold the bar, chain and their cover on had worked itself out from the power head far enough to damage that thin grey plate that sits between the bar and cover to protect the oil line, that plate was causing the oil to not get to the bar the way it's designed to.
Does anybody know how or why this bolt worked itself out like this?
I don't think I've ever heard of it happening but this is my first echo.
So I threaded the 2 nuts on to the bolt and was able to just tighten them up and the bolt in turn was threaded back into the power head where it's suppose to be.
 

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Mowerr

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The background story on this saw: I bought it brand new from dealer about 4-5years ago and it has never seen full time use, nor been lent to any friends and I don't think anybody else has ran it but me.
Most of it's work is at height in the tree but sometimes I'll limb up a top and maybe buck a few pieces of firewood.
I brought it to work a few times but it always goes home with me and under my pillow at night.
So it only does side jobs and a little firewood and I just haven't done much side work with it.
 

Serf Life

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Huh. Never seen/heard of that. How far did you go with pulling the saw apart, more than pictured? Curious what the back of the studs look like. Sounds like manufacturer defect and it has a 5yr homeowner warranty which you may be able to justify?
 

Mowerr

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Huh. Never seen/heard of that. How far did you go with pulling the saw apart, more than pictured? Curious what the back of the studs look like. Sounds like manufacturer defect and it has a 5yr homeowner warranty which you may be able to justify?
That's what I'm thinking too but I don't believe I got a 5 year warranty...that's awesome if I do but I just can't remember.
I took a lot more apart but I just couldn't see how to get to the other side of the bolts even after grilling diagrams and the internet for days so I ended up so fustrated that I just put er back under my pillow to forget about till I was gonna bring it to the dealer next week.
I don't know why I couldn't think to put both nuts on and try to thread it back to it's original position.
 

dsptech

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The background story on this saw: I bought it brand new from dealer about 4-5years ago and it has never seen full time use, nor been lent to any friends and I don't think anybody else has ran it but me.
Most of it's work is at height in the tree but sometimes I'll limb up a top and maybe buck a few pieces of firewood.
I brought it to work a few times but it always goes home with me and under my pillow at night.
So it only does side jobs and a little firewood and I just haven't done much side work with it.
You get the 5yr warranty if you purchase from a authorized dealer and register it online.
Are you over-tightening those bar nuts?
If you are cranking down hard to tighten them and then having to crank them loose I could see the stud being pulled loose.
Once that bolt is loose enough the vibration would finish backing it out and punching through that metal guide.

If it's not stripped clean it up real good and the whole it goes in and then put some locktite red on the threads and do the double nut tighten on it.
I own 5 echo saws that were purchased new in the past three years ( two 355Ts) and never had a problem with the bar studs.
 

Mowerr

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You get the 5yr warranty if you purchase from a authorized dealer and register it online.
Are you over-tightening those bar nuts?
If you are cranking down hard to tighten them and then having to crank them loose I could see the stud being pulled loose.
Once that bolt is loose enough the vibration would finish backing it out and punching through that metal guide.

If it's not stripped clean it up real good and the whole it goes in and then put some locktite red on the threads and do the double nut tighten on it.
I own 5 echo saws that were purchased new in the past three years ( two 355Ts) and never had a problem with the bar studs.
Yea I think your right. Must be over tightening and vibration. Thank you
 
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