Oil the Bowl Or Grease The Bowl??

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Oil the Bowl Or Grease The Bowl??

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    Default Oil the Bowl Or Grease The Bowl??

    Whats your vote??
    And the new project begins!

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    I ran oil till it started to leak, shortly after a rebuild. I now run red grease. I put one zerk on and ran it till it comes out the other, than the other side till same . I then put a plug in the other and give it a couple more to make sure its getting to the spot. I have been doing this for years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sleekcraft137 View Post
    Whats your vote??
    You left out two options---"water" and "the way the pump manufacturer designed it".
    You do know that not all manufacturer's bowls are designed for the same method of lubrication, right?
    My vote would be for "the way the pump manufacturer designed it"
    Last edited by Oldsquirt; 02-12-2011 at 07:17 PM. Reason: spelling

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    Just put a little spit on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleekcraft137 View Post
    Whats your vote??
    Sleek we would always "opt" to use the original Berkeley "oil bath method" assuming the integrity of the bowl is good and the shaft sealing area is as well , covert to grease lube (on Berk) is acceptable but less desireable IMO Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by Filucky View Post
    Just put a little spit on it.
    LMAO. Well played.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleekcraft137 View Post
    Whats your vote??
    I am not going to vote but I think Tom @ JBP had the best idea! Reason being I have tried grease, 90 wt gear oil and 30 wt oil. As already stated it is a water invironment that doesn't get grease hot enough to flow( as a matter of fact ) I have seen it create a vortex effect and move away from areas the needs lube. If all seals are good and you check level regular,the oil bath system seems to work best. I would recommend using the designers specified oil and check OFTEN. If you pull both fittings and blow into one and watch the other you will know real qwik if the seals are allowing water in and also if the amount in the resevoir is full enough. M

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    Quote Originally Posted by Filucky View Post
    Just put a little spit on it.
    piss in it

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    Default you might want to read the engineering aspects of this bearing

    http://www.sd-bearing.com/glk-dudx.pdf

    i had the book (much easier for me to read)...but this is what i got from it:

    1. good surface finish on the shaft is paramount
    2. shaft hardness has a great effect (thus the chrome coating)
    3. Works good with water, better with oil
    4. Contamination is a big factor (as one would expect)
    5. It has a definate life expectancy, and accurate visual indicators

    my personal experience with the berkely bowl

    1. joke, bad one
    2. water tends to displace the oil (it is heavier)
    3. If you pressure test it you blow out the seal (good seal, but very flexible)
    4. Can be modified for two seals with a dremmel
    5. two seals still aint good enough
    6. AT got it better.

    my advice:

    1. Replace the relatively cheep tail bearings frequently
    2. Replace the relatively inexpensive bearings frequently
    3. Replace the tail bearings frequently or suffer a lost pump

    oh yeah, GN7: is this the same tech they are using on the HP roller lifters? (sleeves rather than roller bearings)

    and furthermore...you ever use WS2?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimclauss View Post
    piss in it
    It tends to soften things up a little more than needed.

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