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Old 04-21-2005, 12:18:27 AM
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Hi guys,
i am in the process of putting a webster back together and the oil wicks are a pile of rust, can someone tell me what they are, ie: there is remains of a spring and do the have a normal wick stuck in there. Apreciate any reply, thanks.
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If I understand you correctly, the two oilers are rusted away on the end plates of your webster. There are two different styles. Both are easily bought and replaced. One style has got a spring loaded flip top. The other style has got a spring loaded detent ball instead of a lid. I don't know of any wick inside, but I guess you could use one if you wanted to. Any of the magneto or parts suppliers have the parts and info you need. Kevin
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Hi guys,
i am in the process of putting a webster back together and the oil wicks are a pile of rust, can someone tell me what they are, ie: there is remains of a spring and do the have a normal wick stuck in there. Apreciate any reply, thanks.
Chester from West Aussie
The partsbook shows an Oil Cup 495J, an Oil Wick Spring 496J and an Oil Wick 497J. Don't know what stuff the wick is.
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Clean and blow out the oil passages, and stuff with dryer lint, then install the oiler top, be it the hinged or ball type. Initially, ti may take 2 or 3 drops of oil to saturate the lint, but once loaded, just a drop once in a great while should do it.
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Thanks for the replies, i have the spring loaded ball type oilers, it is the oil passage at the bottom of the end plates that had remains of a spring, i think i will just use wick or lint in passages.
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The oil inlets should be at the top of the mak. If there are passages in the bottom, they should be plugged, the spring should be at the bottom, pushing the wicking against the shaft. the plugged passage then acts like a resevoir for the oil.
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