Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
pault

New 201 hardly oiling!

Recommended Posts

Ok so i had to get a new top handle saw about a month ago due to my trusty 200t getting stolen along with 2 other saws and a blower. I was told that the new self tuning version of the 201t had all the bugs etc fixed so went for that. Im not sure if its a new feature to use less oil or something but i since i bought it from new i can get through about 6 tanks of fuel before having to refill the oil.

Can anyone advise me as to if this is normal for the new versions of the 201t?

Iv got the oil screw thing set to max.

Cheers

Paul

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ok so i had to get a new top handle saw about a month ago due to my trusty 200t getting stolen along with 2 other saws and a blower. I was told that the new self tuning version of the 201t had all the bugs etc fixed so went for that. Im not sure if its a new feature to use less oil or something but i since i bought it from new i can get through about 6 tanks of fuel before having to refill the oil.

Can anyone advise me as to if this is normal for the new versions of the 201t?

Iv got the oil screw thing set to max.

Cheers

Paul

 

Saws are generally manufactured to leave a small amount of oil in the tank if both fuel and oil tanks are filled and then the saw run until it runs out of fuel.

 

In this hot weather, it should oil a little more than if the saw is used in the cold.

 

Check the bar oiling hole is free of chip and blockage, check the oil channel on the bar mount is clear and if that doesn't clear it, send it back to the dealer.

 

It is normal to get a line of oil forming in 1-2 seconds if the saw bar tip is pointed at some fresh cut wood and revved flat out - standard check and very useful.

 

You could try mixing a little fuel or diesel with the oil and see if it clears but reckon something is wrong.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah iv tried all of those things but the oil level in the tank hardly moves. Its been like this since i got it which is why i thought it might be a design feature to use less oil. Will bring it back to the dealer probably.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Take it back to the dealer and swap for a t540xp.

If it's like mine, it won't oil at all 80% of the time.

It's a bitch to start 100% of the time.

Alters its own chain tension 100% of the time.

 

At least you'll know where you stand with it, sort of, not really.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Old Mill Tree Care, your describing my T540XP :) I swapped my Husky for a Stihl 201 and glad I did, but unfortunalty none are as good as the 200T.................. sign of the times :thumbdown:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Old Mill Tree Care, your describing my T540XP :) I swapped my Husky for a Stihl 201 and glad I did, but unfortunalty none are as good as the 200T.................. sign of the times :thumbdown:

 

 

My t540 was a dream, for the first three months. Now it's the most annoying saw in the world, after my 560xp!

:(

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My old 020AV went walkies so I bought a new 201T. I was worried about the oil consumption at first as it took three tanks of fuel to one tank of oil. It seems to oil the chain better now that it has been used a little more now.

It is a great improvement on the old one I must admit.

codlasher

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ok, so iv solved it! At the base of where the oil comes out there seems to be some sort of rubber plug. I just levered it out a bit and ouala, free flowing oil! Not sure of the purpose of the rubber but it seems to work so far!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Featured Adverts

About

Arbtalk.co.uk is a hub for the arboriculture industry in the UK.  
If you're just starting out and you need business, equipment, tech or training support you're in the right place.  If you've done it, made it, got a van load of oily t-shirts and have decided to give something back by sharing your knowledge or wisdom,  then you're welcome too.
If you would like to contribute to making this industry more effective and safe then welcome.
Just like a living tree, it'll always be a work in progress.
Please have a look around, sign up, share and contribute the best you have.

See you inside.

The Arbtalk Team

Follow us

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.