What Oil?

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Re: What Oil?

Postby Pa Snip » Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:18 am

That's a nasty experience Peter, sounds perverse to say you were lucky. I have to say it's one of the reasons I'm glad my simple Al-Ko only has one forward gear and a deadman's clutch
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Re: What Oil?

Postby beeman2 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:11 pm

Thanks for your replies gents, crankcase it is then :oops:
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Re: What Oil?

Postby Richard » Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:05 pm

Wolseley recommended SAE40 oil for the chaincase and SAE30 for the engine. I have been using SAE 20/50 multigrade in both, for years. MacKissic, who now make Merry Tillers, recommend 00 grade grease in the chaincase, which is almost identical to the one on the early Major. This isn't grease though, but an oil with the consistency of cold treacle. So I guess, any oil will be OK, don't use ordinary grease though. I took an International to pieces, and someone had used grease instead of oil, the chains had flung the grease to the sides, and the rotor shaft, bearings and chains were dry and rusty.
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