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 Posted: Sun Jun 28th, 2020 09:32 pm
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Anthony Lindsey
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I removed the toilet bowl and it appears to be filled with motor oil.  When I refill it would it be straight 20 wt.?   Non detergent?  









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 Posted: Mon Jun 29th, 2020 01:40 pm
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Jim Humphrey
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I wouldn't have expected oil in the oscillator gearbox.  I think you would want to use grease, something like Red & Tacky or the like, although just about any grease would work.  Most any modern grease is better than what came in the original fan direct from the factory.

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 Posted: Mon Jun 29th, 2020 02:00 pm
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Anthony Lindsey
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Thanks Jim,    I use the red & tacky currently but this fan has a large reservoir and it looked like very old motor oil in it so I was wondering if that is what should go back in it.
I will clean it completely out and use the red & tacky.

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 Posted: Mon Jun 29th, 2020 02:31 pm
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One of my holy graihl fans!

Geo...

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 Posted: Mon Jun 29th, 2020 03:49 pm
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Right, but you don't need to fill the whole box, just get some grease packed around the gears as best you can.  These really are great fans, especially these later ones that have the knob thing to start/stop the oscillation.

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Steve Stephens
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"All of the gearing runs in grease at all times"
This is from a 1910 Diehl catalog (in our gallery part of our forum) from the toilet bowl oscillator details.   I am assuming that the Dayton toiletbowl gearbox is the same overall.

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 Posted: Mon Jun 29th, 2020 05:02 pm
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I picked it off ebay at 6am one morning.   got lucky as it was listed around 11pm the night before.   It is DC 32V.    I rolled the dice as it looked really worn and shoddy but with a little love and removing at least 10 dirt dauber nests from inside she is up and running.     at 32V it isn't a wind machine or anything.   I pushed it up to 40v and it runs really nice.    How far can you push these?    

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 Posted: Mon Jun 29th, 2020 05:09 pm
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I never thought this sounded wrong. It is a different type of gearbox.

http://www.fancollectors.org/info/lube.htm

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 Posted: Mon Jun 29th, 2020 05:24 pm
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Anthony Lindsey
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interesting.  RP Thicker oil.     What weight constitutes "Thicker"?

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 Posted: Mon Jun 29th, 2020 09:40 pm
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My truck diff takes 80w90. I think that's what he's driving at.

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 Posted: Mon Jun 29th, 2020 09:52 pm
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Thanks

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