I want to clean and grease my timer. What time of grease should I add, and how much ? Is this a grease I can get at the local auto supply?
What kind of timer? (It matters.)
If its a roller timer (Ford) then Ford recommended oil or Vaseline.
Roller timers need oil and cleaning every 200 miles. With grease some get away with annual, grease packed in the case is what is done.
Anderson flapper timer for me, grease the tip of the flapper every year with a dab, like Brylcreem
Michael - If you do not have the Ford service manual, I highly recommend it. I spent many years without it and found that most of the questions I had were answered in that book.
Incidentally, I run an Anderson timer, have never lubed it, and have had excellent performance without any noticeable wear.
Ford recommended Vaseline, then adding oil every 100 miles for the Ford Roller Timer.
I've found that wheel bearing grease that does not contain lithium or graphite works much better.
I've used various brands, my favorite being Mobil #28.
Commercial grade red wheel bearing grease is available from any of the major auto part sources.
http://www.amazon.com/Pennzoil-Premium-Bearing-Grease-Cartridge/dp/B00IKUIJGY/re f=sr_1_9?s=industrial&ie=UTF8&qid=1404331578&sr=1-9&keywords=wheel+bearing+greas e
Yes...thanks I have "all the manuals"! I like asking quick questions I have here - kind of like family.
Yes, and you can always learn what has been learned from experience since the manuals were published.
I just remember getting that ford service book for the first time about 10 years after I should have had it and thinking - wow. Yea, I know, service manual. Who would have thought?
I used Royce's suggestion when I read it years ago and it works beautifully. It will skip and miss for a couple seconds then smooths out