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Old 06-28-2005, 04:34:22 PM
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just wondering how to set the oiler properly on my engine

how often should it drip,,,, to me , it seems that more is better, but too much would probably foul the plug..


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what size engine...I run my jaeger 3 horse at 10...little more than it needs when not loaded.

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Most engine makers say between 5 and 10 drips a minute. If not loaded, I run ours at 3 or 4 a minute.
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Mike: I adjust mine by the oil gloss on the piston of the open crank horizontal engines. No gloss = need more oil. Blue smoke out the exhaust = less oil. DRIP, DRIp, DRip, Drip. drip...
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Mike,

I went to Keith Kinney's web site and looked in one of the Hercules manuals. It can be viewed here:

http://www.herculesengines.com/hercu...l/page_05.html

There you will find the correct information that was suggested from a manufacturer. Thanks to Keith for supplying all of the manuals and catalogs.

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