Why should I even care about learning how to replace a chainsaw oil pump? Chainsaw oil pumps help to keep the machine from overheating and keeping them in top shape will prevent early damage. Oilers need to be changed every now and then, usually when you spot a chainsaw oil leak or when you notice that the chainsaw bar isn't getting enough oil.
One option you have is to go to professionals for a replacement of the oiler; alternatively, you can learn how to replace a chainsaw oil pump and handle the replacement yourself. This can help you save money and enjoy an interesting activity, but you shouldn't attempt the procedure without understanding it completely.
Today, I'll describe detailed instructions on how to replace a chainsaw oil pump, and these should be covered thoroughly before you start working on the machine. Let's begin this tutorial with a relevant video that will help you understand the process a lot easier:
If you get stuck, you can always ask for help or call a trained professional.
It is important to have the correct tools and equipment. Otherwise, your efforts may be futile and may actually pose a danger to you and future users of the machine. Here are the items you will need to successfully follow the procedure:
In addition to these items, you will need a piece of cloth to clean oil that will inevitably fall on your working surface.
Then, you need to pull the spark plug boot out of the engine. Once that is done, you can place the wrench on the spark plug and turn it anticlockwise. Afterward, you can pull the spark plug out the engine.
The crankshaft will turn while you try to remove the clutch, and that is where the soft rope becomes useful. You can insert the soft rope into the spark plug gap and then turn the clutch clockwise. When the clutch cannot move anymore, you can use the hammer and punch to take it out. You will also need to remove the washer position behind the clutch.
You can then install the clutch drum. Make sure it rotates freely, and the clutch should be tight enough. At this point, you will need to install the washer and retaining clip. Be sure to remove the soft rope from the spark plug hole. Pull the starter plug to make sure everything has been installed correctly.
Next, you need to thread the spark plug into the chainsaw cylinder. You will need to adjust the gap between the ground electrode and the center electrode. The ground electrode is also known as the metal strap. You can use a spark plug gapping tool to measure this distance. The same tool can be used to adjust the gap to the correct size. To do this, you need to adjust the position of the strap with respect to the center electrode. The gap can be adjusted to 0.026 of an inch.
The spark plug socket or wrench will be useful in this step. Once this is done, you can install the spark plug boot. After that, you can secure the top cover with the screws. For the bar chain, you will want to consult your user manual for clearer installation instructions.
I hope you enjoyed this step-by-step guide on how to handle a chainsaw oil adjustment. DIY repairs are often a lot easier than you may think. Be sure to abide by this guide to the letter. Also, make certain to follow the recommendations in your user manual. If you have any questions or thoughts regarding this instructional guide, you can let me know in the comment section below.