Holelite Super XL Oil Problem
I just bought a blue Homelite Super XL chainsaw with a serial number A0 20420326. I think this saw is from the end of the 1960s? It looks like it has hardly been used at all. It runs well and has a brand new bar and chain which I think were replaced because the saw was not oiling.
The problem with the saw is that it only takes 1 ounce of bar oil in the oil fill hole and none of that oil goes into the oil reservoir. About 2.5 inches below the cap there is a bottom that prevents oil from entering the reservoir. My dad's saw has a clear path into the oil reservoir under the oil fill cap. I was able to get oil in the saw by threading out the oil pickup right behind the oil fill hole and pouring it in that hole. Once I did that and there was oil in the reservoir the saw oiled fine.
I can get some pictures if that would be helpful.
Is this common? Could it be a casting mistake from when the saw was made? Maybe it is the reason the saw was never really used.