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Stihl 025 Oil Leak

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Hi Guys.


My first post on here. This week I decided that it was about time to get my own saw. In the end I settled for a Stihl 025 for £150, vgc from looking at it and running. I've noticed that on the front of the saw, to the left of the muffler (if looking towards the rear handle), there is a small rivet/screw type thing where I have oil leaking from. Does anyone know what this is, and is it an easy fix?





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It is probably the breather, it may seep a little but shouldn't drain the tank - post a photo and I will look at the IPL to identify it:thumbup:

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Thanks for your reply spud. I'll get a picture up ASAP. From what you've said about it being a breather for the tank sounds about right. Just seems to be a small flow coming out when the saw is running.

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If it is a breather and you seal it up, it will cause a vacuum and stop the saw oiling and that will kill your chain and bar. It is probably the coating of oil in the tank around the breather popping a bit of oil out - nothing to really worry about!



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