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Old 10-27-2008, 06:46:10 AM
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I'm running a FM dishpan, first time dealing with the grease cup system and would like some advice on the proper useage of them.
My present theory is to grease the mains, rod and governer cups till fresh grease oozes out. Doing such resulted in much grease thrown around and over everything within 1oo feet.
Realizing this, I adjusted the "flow" in the cups, not tightening them down too awful much and cleaning all the overflow grease off to ascertain how much grease was oozing out. My theory now is to just tighten the grease cups down a bit in the morning when I start up then another slight twist after shutting off the engine when it's warm. This seems to work okay.
Please let me know if I'm doing the right thing, I fugured more is better but sometimes too much my bibb overalls look like they have black polka dots on
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Default Re: using grease cups?

thats about what i do with the grease cups. snug them till a little grease comes out then run the engine. i do notice some of the engines i have bought come with the white lithuim grease in them. i was using the cheap farm and home grease it seems to ooze a little more making more of a mess. i switched to wheel bearing grease it seems to make a little less mess. the white lithuim grease also seems a little less messy. hope that helps. craig
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As a rule, I get more concerned if there is NOT grease slinging about...
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Most of my engines and machinery have grease cups. Clean up the mess and give 1/4 turn every 4 hours of run tine. White grease is not as notable as the black stuff.
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