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steam engine lubrication

romulus6

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Posted: Sat 15th Jul 2017, 5:45pm
steam engine lubrication

has anyone tried semi synthetic oil?
I use slide way Oil but it seem a bit thin I am not sure it's up to the job, any comments would be appreciated.
 

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Xz

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Posted: Sun 16th Jul 2017, 7:12pm

You don't say exactly what you are using it for. It is certainly unsuitable as a substitute for steam oil, and as you suggest it is probably a bit on the light side for bearings. Slideway oil is not intended for anywhere that gets overly hot, which tends to preclude it from steam engines. However steam engine loads are comparatively light compared to other engine such as I.C. so no doubt it would manage for some time. Specialist oils are made for good reason, why not just use them?

Bob G.
 

romulus6

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Posted: Sun 16th Jul 2017, 9:23pm

thanks Bob for your reply, I am interested to know what specialist oil you are referring to.
best wishes
Graham.
 

Xz

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Posted: Sun 16th Jul 2017, 10:27pm

If you want good advice on what oils to use for wherever, ring Morris Oils of Shewsbury and they will advise.
 
 
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