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Homelite Chainsaw Oil Tank Replacement #310550003

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This video provides step-by-step instructions for replacing the oil tank on Homelite chainsaws. The most common reasons for replacing the oil tank is the oil tank cap is missing or the oil tank is leaking oil.

All of the information in this oil tank replacement video is applicable to the following brands: Homelite

Tools used: multi-screwdriver, T25 Torx screwdriver, flat-head bit, spark plug wrench, cord, clutch removal tool, adjustable wrench, 13mm socket, rubber mallet, T20 Torx screwdriver, needle-nose pliers

Step By Step Instructions

1
Before you replace the oil tank on your chainsaw first make sure the engine has cooled and that the on-off switch is in the “off” position.
2
You should perform this procedure with no oil in the tank.
3
Now use a t-25 torx bit screwdriver to remove the screws securing the top cover.
4
Pull the cover off.
5
Set the chainsaw on its side and remove the screws securing the recoil starter.
6
You will need to remove the screw securing the left side of the chain brake handle as well and move the handle out of the way.
7
Unthread the caps from the gas and oil tanks.
8
Pull the starter off.
9
Rethread the oil and gas caps.
10
Now push the bar tensioner knob in and rotate it counter-clockwise to remove the chain cover.
11
Push the bar back to loosen the cutting chain and remove the chain and bar.
12
Remove the wire and boot from the spark plug.
13
Use a socket or a spark plug wrench to help unthread the spark plug.
14
Confirm that the piston is in the “down” position then insert a cord into the cylinder to prevent the piston from moving.
15
Next, use a small flathead screwdriver to remove the e-clip securing the clutch sprocket.
16
Pull the clutch washer and the sprocket off.
17
Using a clutch removal tool, rotate the clutch clockwise to loosen then unthread the clutch.
18
Remove the large washer.
19
Use a 13mm socket to remove the mounting nut securing the flywheel.
20
Now tap the flywheel with a mallet and use a flathead screwdriver to help pry off the flywheel.
21
Next, use a t-20 torx bit screwdriver to remove the screws to release the oil pump.
22
Now detach the inlet oil tube from the pump and pull the old oil tank free.
23
You’re now ready to install the new oil tank.
24
Feed a wire through the hole in the frame that accommodates the oil inlet tube and insert the wire into the tube on the new tank.
25
This will allow you to feed the oil tube through the frame as you fully position the new tank.
26
Now attach the oil tube to the oil pump.
27
Fully reposition the oil pump and replace the screws to secure.
28
Realign the flywheel on the engine shaft then replace the washer.
29
Thread the mounting nut on and torque the nut to manufacturer’s specifications.
30
Replace the large clutch washer.
31
Now rethread the clutch counter-clockwise onto the engine shaft and use the clutch removal tool to tighten.
32
Remove the cord from the cylinder and rethread the spark plug.
33
Be careful not to over tighten the plug.
34
Reattach the wire and boot.
35
Slide the clutch sprocket back onto the engine shaft.
36
Reposition the washer with the beveled edge facing outward and secure the assembly with the e-clip.
37
Realign the cutting chain on the chain bar.
38
Make sure the teeth on the chain are facing towards the front end of the chain bar on the top and away from the front end on the bottom.
39
Loop the chain onto the clutch sprocket as you align the chain bar on the mounting bolts.
40
Reposition the chain cover by inserting the chain tensioner pin into the bar – be aware you may need to adjust the position of the pin to fully align the cover.
41
Secure the cover loosely by rotating the bar tensioner knob clockwise.
42
Now lift the bar and rotate the chain adjustment dial clockwise until there is no slack in the chain then tighten the tension on the bar.
43
Unthread the new oil tank cap as well as the fuel tank cap.
44
Reposition the recoil starter.
45
Rethread the gas and oil tank caps.
46
Realign the chain brake handle and secure the screw.
47
Replace the remaining screws to secure the starter.
48
Realign the top cover and replace the screws to secure.
49
With the repair completed turn the on-off switch to the “on” position fill the new oil tank with oil and your chainsaw should be ready for use.
Description
This video provides step-by-step instructions for replacing the oil tank on Homelite chainsaws. The most common reasons for replacing the oil tank is the oil tank cap is missing or the oil tank is leaking oil.

All of the information in this oil tank replacement video is applicable to the following brands: Homelite

Tools used: multi-screwdriver, T25 Torx screwdriver, flat-head bit, spark plug wrench, cord, clutch removal tool, adjustable wrench, 13mm socket, rubber mallet, T20 Torx screwdriver, needle-nose pliers
Step-By-Step Instructions
1
Before you replace the oil tank on your chainsaw first make sure the engine has cooled and that the on-off switch is in the “off” position.
2
You should perform this procedure with no oil in the tank.
3
Now use a t-25 torx bit screwdriver to remove the screws securing the top cover.
4
Pull the cover off.
5
Set the chainsaw on its side and remove the screws securing the recoil starter.
6
You will need to remove the screw securing the left side of the chain brake handle as well and move the handle out of the way.
7
Unthread the caps from the gas and oil tanks.
8
Pull the starter off.
9
Rethread the oil and gas caps.
10
Now push the bar tensioner knob in and rotate it counter-clockwise to remove the chain cover.
11
Push the bar back to loosen the cutting chain and remove the chain and bar.
12
Remove the wire and boot from the spark plug.
13
Use a socket or a spark plug wrench to help unthread the spark plug.
14
Confirm that the piston is in the “down” position then insert a cord into the cylinder to prevent the piston from moving.
15
Next, use a small flathead screwdriver to remove the e-clip securing the clutch sprocket.
16
Pull the clutch washer and the sprocket off.
17
Using a clutch removal tool, rotate the clutch clockwise to loosen then unthread the clutch.
18
Remove the large washer.
19
Use a 13mm socket to remove the mounting nut securing the flywheel.
20
Now tap the flywheel with a mallet and use a flathead screwdriver to help pry off the flywheel.
21
Next, use a t-20 torx bit screwdriver to remove the screws to release the oil pump.
22
Now detach the inlet oil tube from the pump and pull the old oil tank free.
23
You’re now ready to install the new oil tank.
24
Feed a wire through the hole in the frame that accommodates the oil inlet tube and insert the wire into the tube on the new tank.
25
This will allow you to feed the oil tube through the frame as you fully position the new tank.
26
Now attach the oil tube to the oil pump.
27
Fully reposition the oil pump and replace the screws to secure.
28
Realign the flywheel on the engine shaft then replace the washer.
29
Thread the mounting nut on and torque the nut to manufacturer’s specifications.
30
Replace the large clutch washer.
31
Now rethread the clutch counter-clockwise onto the engine shaft and use the clutch removal tool to tighten.
32
Remove the cord from the cylinder and rethread the spark plug.
33
Be careful not to over tighten the plug.
34
Reattach the wire and boot.
35
Slide the clutch sprocket back onto the engine shaft.
36
Reposition the washer with the beveled edge facing outward and secure the assembly with the e-clip.
37
Realign the cutting chain on the chain bar.
38
Make sure the teeth on the chain are facing towards the front end of the chain bar on the top and away from the front end on the bottom.
39
Loop the chain onto the clutch sprocket as you align the chain bar on the mounting bolts.
40
Reposition the chain cover by inserting the chain tensioner pin into the bar – be aware you may need to adjust the position of the pin to fully align the cover.
41
Secure the cover loosely by rotating the bar tensioner knob clockwise.
42
Now lift the bar and rotate the chain adjustment dial clockwise until there is no slack in the chain then tighten the tension on the bar.
43
Unthread the new oil tank cap as well as the fuel tank cap.
44
Reposition the recoil starter.
45
Rethread the gas and oil tank caps.
46
Realign the chain brake handle and secure the screw.
47
Replace the remaining screws to secure the starter.
48
Realign the top cover and replace the screws to secure.
49
With the repair completed turn the on-off switch to the “on” position fill the new oil tank with oil and your chainsaw should be ready for use.

Applicable Product Model

Parts Needed
Oil Tank
Oil Tank
$15.46
Total$0.00

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