Husqvarna Chainsaw Fuel and Lubrication

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This quick 4 minute YouTube video produced by Husqvarna will teach you about chainsaw fuel and lubrication.

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0:05 if you’re Husqvarna product is equipped with a two-stroke engine

0:08 it must always be run using a mixture of gasoline in two stroke oil

0:13 when mixing fuel even small inaccuracies can drastically affect the ratio of the

0:18 mixture

0:19 never refuel the machine while the engine is running or is hot from recent

0:23 use

0:24 and always make sure you’re fueling area has plenty of ventilation

0:27 after refueling move the machine at least 10 feet from the refueling point

0:32 before starting it

0:34 never start the machine if you have spilled fuel on the machine

0:38 wipe of spillage and allow remaining fuel to evaporate before use

0:42 never start the machine if you have spilled fuel on yourself

0:46 or your clothes because all engines equipped with catalytic converters must

0:51 be run on

0:52 unleaded fuel mixtures it’s important that you choose good quality

0:56 unleaded gasoline leaded gasoline will destroy your products catalytic

1:01 converter

1:01 causing it to no longer function properly while the manual says you can

1:06 use 87 octane

1:08 you should use at least 89 octane in order to prevent

1:11 knocking a condition caused by high engine temperature

1:14 and increased bearing load sometimes resulting in serious engine damage

1:19 for best results use Husqvarna brand

1:22 two-stroke engine oil that is ft certified this oil is specially

1:26 formulated for air-cooled two-stroke engines

1:30 all Husqvarna products use the fifty to one mix

1:34 which means 2.6 ounces a boil are used to one gallon of gas

1:38 Husqvarna two stroke oil comes in convenient bottles that are

1:42 easily added to 1 gallon of gas with no measuring required

1:46 never used two stroke oil intended for water cooled engines

1:50 such as TCW 3 sometimes referred to as

1:54 outboard oil when mixing never attempt to mix the oil with the fuel in the gas

1:59 tank

2:00 on the unit always makes gasoline and oil

2:03 in a clean container intended for fuel start by filling half the amount to the

2:08 gasoline to be used

2:10 then at the entire amount of two stroke oil

2:14 shake the fuel mixture for at least ten to fifteen seconds

2:20 at the remaining amount of gasoline

2:24 Henry shake for 10 to 15 additional seconds

2:29 next I’m twisting remove the fuel cap

2:32 for the fuel into the tank to eighty percent of capacity

2:36 when finished fasten the fuel cap securely

2:40 and wipe up any fuel spillage around the unit do not mix more than one month

2:45 supply of fuel at a time

2:47 if the machine is going to be stored for an extended length of time

2:51 the fuel tank should be emptied and cleaned

2:56 proper lubrication not only extends the life of your Husqvarna product

3:00 but it also helps prevent the chain from breaking which could lead to serious or

3:05 fatal injuries

3:06 start by checking your chain oil chain we all must demonstrate good adhesion to

3:11 the chain

3:11 and also maintain its flow characteristics regardless of whether it

3:15 is warm summer

3:16 were cold winter weather as a chainsaw manufacture

3:20 we have developed optimal chain oil use this oil in order to maximize chain life

3:25 and also minimize environmental damage if our own chain oil was not available

3:30 make sure you use an oil specifically designed for bar in Chains

3:34 never use waste oil which can be dangerous to you

3:38 damage the oil pump in the machine and also harm the environment

3:42 oliver chainsaws have an automatic chain lubrication system

3:47 on some models the oil flow is also adjustable

3:52 the side chain oil tank in the fuel tank are designed so that the fuel runs out

3:56 before the chain oil

3:57 however this safety feature requires that you use the correct oil

4:02 if the oil is too thin it will run out before the fuel



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