How much oil for new 16 inch Chainsaw? Till full or?

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Jeff Kerr

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Posted 2 weeks ago

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Paul Christenson

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I fill it full, because I cut quite a bit...:)
If you don't run down the reservoir, expect some seepage...:)
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Thanks..Is there an auto chain oil system?
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Yes, the chain oiler works automatically as long as there's oil in the tank.
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Bill Menzel

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This is just a general comment.  I don't want to offend anyone, but what I have noticed since I joined these conversations (last six months) is that a lot of the questions on this site can be answered by reading the manual.  Unless, most of these Ego products are bought used, people should read the manual for their tool before posting on this site.  I understand when people want opinions on specific tools, but a lot of questions could be answered by reading their service manual. This is just my opinion and I don't really need a response.
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Yes Bill, you’re absolutely right. And for those buying used tools the manuals are available on line. :-)
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Hi Paul. Curious if there is a storage orientation (ie bar side facing up) so that the oiling ports are facing up and the saw really can't leak. I actually don't see much leakage anyway.. 
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Good question!  I didn't think about storing it pointed a certain way to reduce oil seepage.  I'm not sure if that's possible since there will certainly be a vent in the filler cap.  Hmmm...
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Some of the EGO chainsaws seep out the bottom seam...similar to Craftsman chainsaws...:)