Poulan P3314 leaking bar oil

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Could be due to a leaking oil pump. Leaking tube between the oil tank and the oil pump. Or even related to temperature changes and some saws have a one way valve on the oil tank, when the oil cools at night is pulls air through the valve, and then when it warms up the tank pressures up and pushed the oil out through the pump.
 

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When I'm done using a saw, I always loosen the oil fill cap to let the pressure equalize, then tighten it.

Seems to help a little. Try as you might, they'll always drool a little unless the tank is empty.
 

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"They all do that sir"
The whole bar lubing system is all push fits, rubber on plastic , plastic on metal ,metal on plastic.
If you can dig up a parts brake down you will see no screw in fittings.
Most use a tube with an inverted U bend ( like your sink or dunny drain upside down ) as the only thing to stem the flow when not in use.
As the others have already mentioned, pressure build up will force the oil past this "air trap" quite easily .
Then there is wear between the afore mentioned joints.
A good quality saw will have an adjuster on the oil pump and you can turn it down when not in use to limit the oil leaking.
I tell customers to cut a 5L ( 1 Gal US ) plastic oil bottle to make a shallow try and sit the saw in that with a bit of old towel / cat litter / dry sorb or similar in it.
 

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When my Poulan P3314 type 1 is sitting not running the bar oil leaks out all over.
Part #52 is the oil pump:

https://www.jackssmallengines.com/jacks-parts-lookup/manufacturer/poulan/poulan/p3314-gas-saw-type-1/handle-chassis-bar-assembly-type-1-2

Besides the above, you can either replace the pump, fresh rubber, everything seats tight against each other, etc, OR try setting the machine on it's left side, so the pump is the highest and the oil tank is low(gravity isn't help the oil escape).
 

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Part #52 is the oil pump:

https://www.jackssmallengines.com/jacks-parts-lookup/manufacturer/poulan/poulan/p3314-gas-saw-type-1/handle-chassis-bar-assembly-type-1-2

Besides the above, you can either replace the pump, fresh rubber, everything seats tight against each other, etc, OR try setting the machine on it's left side, so the pump is the highest and the oil tank is low(gravity isn't help the oil escape).
Some Poulan saws us a plastic tube that is push fitted into the case just behind the metal bar backing plate. the other end is wedged up into the corner of the oil tank beside the fill cap. By setting the saw with the left side down, you are actually submerging the end of that vent tube in the oil, and create a direct passage for the oil to flow out of.
 

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Over the course of years I've had about 6 chainsaws, all different brands, Stihl, Echo, Husqvarna, McCulloch , etc.. they ALL leaked Bar oil, what I used to do was after I was through with the saw for that day, I'd flip the saw over, N drain the oil out of it ( also the fuel if it was going to sit for any length of time ) THEN I would place the saw on a few pieces of cut-up card-board, in a cheap plastic storage container ( Wallyworld - $ 3-4 ) every so often I would dump & replace the cardboard ......
 

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Attached photo is where oil is leaking out from
This is the tank vent, There should be a cloudy colored tube that runs to the upper left corner of the oil tank from that spot. The connection spot on the tank that you show is below the oil level in the tank. At about the middle level point.
 

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There is no cloudy hose connected to that tank vent / hole. I have two Stihl and one Echo chainsaws and none of them leak chain oil like this Poulan. The Poulan also has a lot of compression when pulling the starter. It is fairly new...2016. I bought it used . So far it has been nothing but trouble.
 

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May I ask why oil is coming out of that hole? If I remove the oil cap is the hose visible? Is it possible it is broken?
 

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It is a tube with no valve on it. It is rare but they do break. If you dump the oil out of the tank and look toward the front of the saw you should be able to see the tube. It is jammed up into the upper corner of the tank above the oil cap with the other end stuffed into the hole that the oil is leaking out of. If it is missing or broken or not installed correctly it will leak about half the volume of the tank out. and if it is happens to be stuck into the bottom corner of the tank by mistake will leak the entire tank out.
 

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Bought a Craftsman "Black" chainsaw on the return shelf over 2 years ago and tried to start it this week. The previous owner/shop? had left fuel/oil in it so little prospect of starting...EUREKA! She starts right up. After about 1 minute oil streams out the underside forming a puddle. EUREKA! This saw has never cut wood.

Yeah, the wrong forum, right? Well I am here because the model 358.350882 seems to be a rebranded Poulan PP 5020-2, and the Poulan saws get lots of press, much concerning the oil loss. Thanks for the above . I did take off the chain cover and look at the cheap oil pump plate, but no further. This saw is pretty flimsy, but I am comparing it to my Husky 55 which has been excellent for 20 years (at twice the cost!)

At the rate the oil pours out, it seems there is no resistance at all, either from tube to "channel" or the bar delivery holes, so the suggestion of disconnected tube sounds feasible. This saw came with mandatory 3 year warranty at a local shop so will give them a call.

Side note: Just went through the Husky and "glued" its 2 piece oil pick-up/ delivery tube which was still in good shape. Used Permatex 2 AND VERY LIGHT COAT ONLY WHERE THE 2 RUBBER PIECES TOUCH case seats. This clue seen on one of a dozen youtubes. The Husky was leaving puddles in its case. So far seems dry, but no serious cutting yet. BTW the Husky only needed decarbon of ring/land and no new parts.
 

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I always depressurize the oil tank when I'm done with the saw. Seems to help with the oil leaking out.
 
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