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Old 09-03-11   #1 (permalink)
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just brought a stihl034 off e-bay runs well but wasnt oiling looks like organic chain oil had set in delivery pipe and filter think i got it all out eventuly ,neither parrafin or degreaser would move it , does anyone know a good solvent ? (not the sniffing type!)
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Re: chain oil

Blow it back through with an air line
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thanks for the advice give it a try
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Re: chain oil

Lighter fluid might shift it. Would be thin enough to clear out the gunk.
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Its congealed bio oil. Solvents won’t have much effect but it generally blows back through with an air line
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Re: chain oil

Carb Cleaner?
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Re: chain oil

That bio oil is horrible stuff, I have had chains stuck in bars before now once the stuff has set - try a bit of turps. I had to cut the stuff out of the rails with a craft knife to get the saw running again. You could try soaking the parts in diesel or thinned oil.

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Try petrol.
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Put more bio in get it through and leave for a day or so then flush.
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thanks, never heard of it but will enquire
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