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Proper Drip Rate for an Oiler

| 3/7/2011 10:20:37 AM

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This week's Old Iron Question comes to us from John Petty, who would like to know the following:

"Could you tell me how many drops of oil from a drip oiler should drop on a piston per minute on a 2 HP hit-and-miss engine at idle?"

If you can help John, post your response in the comment section below.

Do you have a question about an antique tractor, engine or piece of farm equipment that you'd like to ask the old iron collecting community? If so, send your question and any related photos to Associate Editor Christian Williams and we'll post your question in this blog.


Wayne Bridges
3/8/2011 11:19:11 AM

John, You had asked a question regarding the oiling rate on a smaller hit and miss motor. The IH I have is self-contained but I do have an Aermotor that has an oiler and I will quote from the manual on its use that may help you. At first start, feed 5-8 drops per minute. After one-half hour of running, reduce to 3 drops per minute. Once the engine is limbered up, 3-5 drops per minute should be sufficient. Wayne Clinton, MS


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