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Anybody else oil here?

Postby itchyfeet » 01 Feb 2020, 21:05

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Re: Anybody else oil here?

Postby 300CE » 01 Feb 2020, 21:17

Not me, though the question is, should I?!
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Postby itchyfeet » 01 Feb 2020, 21:20

300CE wrote:Not me, though the question is, should I?!


I didn't post it for a wind up :D
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Re: Anybody else oil here?

Postby tobydog » 01 Feb 2020, 21:21

Yep? Few drops of 20-50
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Re: Anybody else oil here?

Postby Oldiebut goodie » 01 Feb 2020, 22:13

I used to back in the days when I had a petrol vehicle.
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Re: Anybody else oil here?

Postby 937carrera » 01 Feb 2020, 22:48

Light machine oil

It's amazing how many ways the question "what oil for my van" can be asked.
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Re: Anybody else oil here?

Postby tobydog » 01 Feb 2020, 23:51

Mineral or synthetic 8)
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Re: Anybody else oil here?

Postby bigherb » 02 Feb 2020, 06:35

Yep, should be done every service, normal engine oil and don't flood it.
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Re: Anybody else oil here?

Postby hubcap61 » 02 Feb 2020, 11:15

Always used a couple of drops of 3 in 1 myself. Every service.
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Re: Anybody else oil here?

Postby King Kenny » 02 Feb 2020, 13:00

Can't say I have in eight years of ownership. Nor in my Morris Minor in forty years of daily use. More worried about getting oil on the rotor arm than premature wear.
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Re: Anybody else oil here?

Postby sarran1955 » 02 Feb 2020, 13:02

Hello,

A few drops of sewing machine oil.... :)

and a smidgeon of silicone grease to keep the advance plate smooth.. :wink:

Do people remember to grease their fuel pump on re-assembly..(if required).. :roll:

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Re: Anybody else oil here?

Postby 937carrera » 02 Feb 2020, 13:41

sarran1955 wrote:
A few drops of sewing machine oil.... :)


You must have gone to the same school as me........ that is precisely what I meant when I wrote light machine oil. I still have some left in a 5 litre container my dad had from the '80's
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Re: Anybody else oil here?

Postby itchyfeet » 02 Feb 2020, 19:04

When I first had my tin top it would cut out while driving at speed then start again normally. it was random when it did it.
One day it kept doing it while out on the road. I tried lots of things and finally fixed it by spraying wd40 deep indlside the distributor.

I came to the conclusion it hadn't been oiled in 20 years and the weights were sticking.
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Re: Anybody else oil here?

Postby Ian and Lins » 06 Feb 2020, 17:39

Yep, 3in1.
Didn't old points have a felt pad?

And sort of on the same subject, the Advance and Retard vacuum went a few years ago when we were in The Peaks so really struggled. Called in the Green Flag and told the mechanic what I thought the problem was; he had no idea what a vacuum advance unit was. He looked about 12 too.
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Re: Anybody else oil here?

Postby sarran1955 » 06 Feb 2020, 18:20

Hello,

Ian and Lins wrote:Yep, 3in1.
Didn't old points have a felt pad?

And sort of on the same subject, the Advance and Retard vacuum went a few years ago when we were in The Peaks so really struggled. Called in the Green Flag and told the mechanic what I thought the problem was; he had no idea what a vacuum advance unit was. He looked about 12 too.


Points have a fibre pad, so you put a 1/2 smidgeon of grease on the rotor shaft.. :wink:

I am in a local vw air cooled club, and always carry a spare P'n'C distributor..

Amazing the amount of times it gets borrowed....... :roll:

Like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOiSOObjk2E

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