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Maytag 92 using a Lunkenheimer #0 Drip Oiler


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Default Maytag 92 using a Lunkenheimer #0 Drip Oiler

OK guys I am very new to this and have far more questions than answers. I will limit this post to just one of them, so here goes. I have a Lunkenheimer #0 drip oiler and was wondering if it would work instead of the ball drip oiler that is on my 1936 Model 92? Could this work for the crankshaft lubrication required for the 92? Any info will be gratefully appreciated!
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Default Re: Maytag 92 using a Lunkenheimer #0 Drip Oiler

Well, I doubt the oiler has the correct thread for the 92, The main bearing oiler's purpose is to provide ample lubrication to the bearing prior to the engine starting. After the engine starts, it's self lubricating.
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Default Re: Maytag 92 using a Lunkenheimer #0 Drip Oiler

It would work, but it is not needed. The threads in the block are 1/4-20 so you would have to make some sort of adaptor. The early engine did not even have an oiler and the ones I have without it are hardly worn anyway.
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The purpose of the ball oiler was to provide added lubrication to that bearing for start up. As noted, early engines did not use it. In actuality, your oiler probably would not stand up to the vibration either. If it is not a sealed type oiler, iy won't work, as engine crankcase pressure will blow the oil out of it before the oil could reach the bearing! There are no seals on the bearings, they depend on oil weeping out during crankcase compression during the power stroke, for lubrication. That is why you need OIL to lubricate the maytags. Modern lubes are too thin and leave no residue to provide a seal or lubricate the bearings. 16:1 SAE 30 Non Detergent or TCW-3 OIL only! For that ball oiler - only a drop or 2 is needed
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