Gas Boiling in Chainsaw – Easy Quick Fix

Is gas boiling in your chainsaw?

Don’t worry because, in this post, I’ll be revealing why this is happening and how to fix it super quickly.

So let’s get straight into this…

Why does my chainsaw gas boil?

The reason why your chainsaw is boiling gas is because it’s been clogged up by sawdust and general debris. When you remove the flywheel, there’s supposed to be a gap, however, there isn’t one because of all the debris which transfers heat to the tank, causing gas to boil.

Sawdust is like insulation, it traps heat inside of the chainsaw, causing the gas to boil.

There’s supposed to be a gap here but a lot of the gap is filled with sawdust. Causing a lot of heat and the gas to boil. You need to clean this.

How do I prevent my chainsaw from boiling gas?

You need to clean your chainsaw thoroughly. Remove the chainsaw side cover and most importantly, the flywheel since that’s where most of the heat is trapped. You can use a degreaser to remove the debris and reoil it by using motor oil.

Use a degreaser

The best way to clean your chainsaw is chemically, use a degreaser. Take your chainsaw apart as much as you can, make sure the flywheel has been removed.

Then you want to spray the degreaser wherever the debris is. Let the degreaser sit for 5 minutes and you can wipe it clean. Do this two or three times and you’ll see a huge difference.

Re Oil it

After the degreasing process, you should re-oil it with some motor oil. Go ahead and spray some around and make sure you’re getting the cylinder that is attached to the flywheel. You can let it sit for a few minutes and drain it. Go ahead and wipe off any excess oil.

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Conclusion

That’s why gas is boiling in your chainsaw and how to fix it.

Make sure you’re always keeping it clean and tidy. Remember, a well maintained chainsaw will run much better and it’s going to make your life a lot easier. Also, who doesn’t like a clean looking chainsaw?

Hope you found what you were looking for in this post.

Happy sawing!

– Adam