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Running Oil

Post  lynnr on Tue 20 Nov 2012, 7:54 am

Hi All

What is peoples thoughts on type and grade of oil to use for bearings, gears and slides?

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Re: Running Oil

Post  highpressure on Tue 20 Nov 2012, 8:42 am

I bought http://www.heritagesteamsupplies.co.uk/Z-Heritage-Steam-Supplies/Oils-&-Lubricants-/p-297-1217 from the GDSF. I went for the thicker grade to try a keep as much in place as poss. Previously I had used just straight engine oil, normally castrol but the name "Golden Film" appealed to me and having put each nut and bolt in place I thought I would go mad a use pucker stuff on this new one!!! Shocked

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Re: Running Oil

Post  Weston on Tue 20 Nov 2012, 9:00 am

The bearings are a total loss lubrication system, so any oil will do really. As long as there is oil in the cups you cant really go wrong. However a thicker grade oil would be better for normal usage, if you running the engine fast on the road you just want to keep and eye on how hot the bearings are getting. some times it may be better to use slightly thinner oil that will film between the two bearing surfaces but will be used up quicker.

hope this helps

Ryan

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