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Old 03-10-2005, 07:58:55 AM
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I have acquired an oiler for my oilfield engine. I want to use it for on the top of the cylinder-piston. It is a American Lub'R Co Detroit. It is a quart size. I understand the drip side adjustments but at the bottom of the jug and horizontal to the drop tube is a needle valve knob. What is this and how do I adjust it? Also will this oiler work on piston as I realize there is back pressure?
Seems like I have seen them on oilfields before...
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I believe thse were made in two styles. With and without checkballs. You need a checkball within the base of the oiler. If not, I would be interested tom hear if an oiler could be machined to take a check ball? Are there any tricks such as using a fuel line checkball. Might be able to pressfit a 1/4 in fuel line check into a pipe nipple (after some careful turing on a lathe)?
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I checked and mine does have the check ball!! Whew! Now what does the needle valve at the bottom do and how do I adjust it?
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I am not sure what it is for I think it is only a shut off valve. I leave mine wide open and only use the drip on side of oiler. I would suppose it may have been used to reduce back pressure. Remember the bottom valve needs to be open otherwise you wont get any oil to the cylinder. Keven
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