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  1. cwpinst

    cwpinst Well-Known OPE Member

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    My saw, a 1997 272xp. Has a thin stainless steel “plate or gasket “ that fits between the motor housing and the bar/bow. It fits over the bar studs and has a cutout for the bar lube channel. What purpose does this serve other than to allow bar lube to seep by? Seems like I would get a better seal and therefore more lube to the bar/bow without it.

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    Called a bar plate. Protects the cases from wear and thrown chains. Just about every saw has them I have seen here.
     
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    cwpinst Well-Known OPE Member

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    Wonder if it would be of benefit to make a thin fiber gasket to put behind the stainless plate to seal things better so more of the lube is directed into the chain track instead of leaking out beside the bar?
     
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    Deets066 AKA Deetsey

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    What length bar are you running?
     
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    Deets066 AKA Deetsey

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    I would check alignment of chain if you even attempt taking it out.
     
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    cwpinst Well-Known OPE Member

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    Right now I am using a bow but I have a 20 and a 28 inch bar. The bars don’t leak by as much as the bow. Checked alignment and everything matches up. Oil hole matches up and oil channel on the bow is open. I do have the Oiler set on 4 which is max.
     
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    Them old huskys oil a lot, my guess is it won’t make a lot of difference. But I could be wrong
     
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    I'm guessing, by the time the bar nuts are tightits up, the only dribble will be from the lube hole...unless you gotta bit of sawchit under ya plate. In that case pick it out. but obviously that goes for the bar as well..
     
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    The only time I’ve had bar oil leak past the plate is when the oiler hole is plugged in the bar.
     
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    Yeah I checked that with a piece of wire. The channel is open and the hole on the bow/bar lines up with the oil channel on the saw. You can tell from the paint rub and I measured it also. With a bow it is pumping up hill pretty good
     
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