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Ball Bearing Size For Oilers


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I understand that Ring Condition , and Compression , Piston Wear can have a complication with Blow Back . Although it was notices that Blow Back is occurring up through Oiler .
After disassembly it was noticed , the Brass Cage Gate and Brass Ball Bearing were missing .
Question : What size Brass Ball Bearing is needed as a Gate Valve for an Oiler in relation to the oiler , bearing up , down movement workings . It needs to be heavy enough . ?
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Default Re: Ball Bearing Size For Oilers

The size of the ball should be determined by the opening in the base of the oiler. There needs to be enough room for oil to seep by the ball. As for the ball, rather than brass or bronze, which are quite heavy for their relative size, I have used teflon balls. They are much lighter and therefore more reactive to the compression forcing them to seal. You can get them from McMaster.com. Just do a seach on their site for Teflon Balls.
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Thank You so kindly for that , information , I will definitely try the lighter Ball .
I am a Teflon Fan . I always add few drops of Teflon to Engine Oil , just as insurance .
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