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Cleaning a Lortone TS-8; oil level question

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« on: February 08, 2016, 02:37:36 pm »

Oil is hygroscopic. It can, will, absorb water from the atmosphere. The oil and water will become emulsified. That might account for the depth of the oil. The rocks in the oil will also increase the oil depth.

Try this; take two 5 gallon plastic buckets. Drill a bunch of holes in the bottom of one. Then place that bucket inside the other one. Place a paper grocery bag in the one with the holes. Pour your oil into the bag and let gravity do it's job. That will get the grit out of the oil, but not the water.

Our club equipment manager believes the emulsified oil will still do it's job of keeping things cool and lubricated. Others might disagree, but it seems to work just fine.

I'd go along with the instructions and keep the oil level from a half to one quarter inch of blade, or less.
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