How much oil should you see from the outside oil line? I started mine up tonight with the oil line disconnected from the front of the engine. I saw no trace of oil. I did not have the radiator on the the truck, so I didn't run it more than 15-20 seconds. Does it take longer than this to get it flowing? Does the oil have to be warmed up before it flows? I'm guessing it was probably 70 degrees or so out there. I was comfortable in short sleeves, so it's not like arctic weather or anything.
This is the type that comes off the magneto post. From looking at that end, I can't say I'm surprised it's not working.
Hal if it's that warm out, put a garden hose on the engine and let it run. If you don't get any oil after a couple minutes, try blowing out the line. You did check to see if there was any in the engine, right?
I left mine disconnected at the front as it wasn't working (useless thing!). Drove around the block. Then had to explain to the neighbours about the heavy oil slick along the road and back into my drive! Once she warmed up, I now know it works!
The outside oiler on my car flows oil within seconds - using the electric starter on a cold (60F) engine. It looks like this:
I like the type Seth is showing the best as it picks oil up that is being slung off by the flywheel. The only downside (and it is small), is that you must remove the hogshead to install it. As an interim oil line, I tapped the Bendix cover and piped it directly to the #1 connecting rod dip. When I do eventually pull the hogshead I will install the type Seth is using.
My 23 has one on each side. I was checking them one day and found that I couldn't even blow 100 psi air thru it. I took it off at the hogs head and found that it was completely plugged with silicone seal.
Thanks guys. I will give it a little more time next time. I was just curious.
I meant to say the one on the right side was plugged.
At idle you might not get to much oil from an outside oiler. You can take the band inspection cover off and you will see what I mean. But don't rev it up to much or you will get a gusher.
It is good to look in there while it is running, gives you a new look at how it works. You can see the drums turning and even push the pedals and watch things happen.