View Full Version : echo power pruner leaking bar oil

01-17-2004, 04:02 PM
When I stand this unit upright when storing and the tank is full, I will lose approximately one third of the oil. The unit is still under warranty and I have taken it to my dealer and they and Echo's rep could not find anything wrong with it. The lid is secure. Has anyone else had this problem? Does anyone elses have a unit that is stored in this manner and not have this problem. I would appreciate any imput you can give me. Thank you.

01-17-2004, 08:37 PM
My pruner attachment for my Stihl FS85 also leaks bar oil. I just store it empty as possible or I wrap a plastic trash bag around it.

01-17-2004, 08:44 PM
I personally have had problems with everything ECHO makes, it seems like it lasts for one season and then its off to the equipment graveyard for them

gene gls
01-17-2004, 08:49 PM
My Echo power prunner also leaks oil. No big deal for me.


01-18-2004, 12:33 AM
Thanks for your responses.

Cutters Lawn Care
01-18-2004, 03:21 AM
Mine hasn't given me any problems.

01-18-2004, 04:06 AM

01-18-2004, 12:37 PM
I just sent a message to Echo and asked them why this is happening. I am glad to know that this is not always a common occurance.

08-02-2004, 06:25 PM
We purchased an Echo Power Pruner PPSR-2433 and it leaks the oil out or the oiler. I have emailed the company to see if there is a special way to store the unit to cure the problem

It works great otherwise.

08-02-2004, 08:05 PM

I have found on mine (the Echo PPT 2400 model) that if you get all of saw dust out with a screw driver it will quit - I guess it acts like a siphon when you leave all that saw dust packed in and around the oiler? Works for me

I also tie 2 grocery bags around it just in case I didn't get all of the saw dust off!

08-02-2004, 08:43 PM
There isn't anything wrong with it!


08-02-2004, 08:45 PM
Mine leaks, too. I'll have to try the cleaning thing. I store mine level, hanging it up. When I know it's full, I set it on the fground with a plastic bag under it.

08-02-2004, 08:48 PM
Originally posted by Oldtimer
There isn't anything wrong with it!


I have never seen a chain saw yet that did not leak bar oil to some degree. Some more than others.

08-03-2004, 12:24 AM
Good thought, Thanks for your response