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 Posted: Fri May 12th, 2017 09:27 am
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Felix Cook
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I'm thinking of cleaning out some old oilite bearings in an ultrasonic cleaner. Has anyone tried this? Probably never find the right size again for this bearing so dont want to do any damage the UC can mysteriously destroy some materials. 
Am i right in thinking that bearings lubricated with an oil wick are not oilite? And those that are sealed are likely to be oilite? Its hard to tell are you meant to see the pores with the naked eye? Thanks guys.

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 Posted: Fri May 12th, 2017 09:55 am
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Don Tener
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Boil them in water. Then bake them until dry. Then heat them (Do not boil) in the oil that you want to use and let them cool down in the oil. As they cool they will suck up the oil and will be ready for use again.

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 Posted: Sat May 13th, 2017 04:33 am
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Jim Kovar
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Originally were vacuum impregnated,

typically with SAE 30.





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