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Lister D governor oiler wick.

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Lister D governor oiler wick.

Post by Locknut on Wed Jul 03 2013, 17:17

Hi All,
Probably a silly question but my flip top governor oiler has a central pipe/tube which I think is for a wick - if this is so  what should I use for a wick?,how much of the wick should dangle from the thread end into the governor and into the top reservoir of the oiler?,and finally what oil should I put in it?
Any information would be appreciated.Thank you.
Kev.

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Re: Lister D governor oiler wick.

Post by Biggusdannus on Wed Jul 03 2013, 17:28

The wicks would have been worsted wool, normal engine oil will be fine to use. You can get away without a wick if you squirt a drop of oil down the hole every now and then.
Hope this helps, Dan

Edit - the wick should protrude around 1/8 -1/4" below the oiler

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Lister D governor oiler wick

Post by Locknut on Wed Jul 03 2013, 17:43

Hi Dan,
Thanks for getting back to me so quickly,it really is appreciated.This is not going to be as much of a problem as I at first thought!All the best.
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Re: Lister D governor oiler wick.

Post by kevjhnsn on Thu Jul 04 2013, 01:36

kev
glad to see your already sorted
big or small just ask and were all glad to help if we can on here
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Re: Lister D governor oiler wick.

Post by janner on Thu Jul 04 2013, 15:02

kevjhnsn wrote:kev
glad to see your already sorted
big or small just ask and were all glad to help if we can on here
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Even a piece of knitting wool will suffice, so long as the oiler is topped up it'll be fine

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Lister D govenor oiler wick

Post by Locknut on Thu Jul 04 2013, 19:03

Hi Kev and Janner,
Thanks for your input - it is much appreciated.
I will try what Dan suggested and not use a wick for a while until I source  some worsted wool - I might also go for a walk round the local fields and see if I can pick up some sheeps wool - I understand that this 'raw' wool is better than knitting wool as it hasn't had all the natural oils removed.
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Re: Lister D governor oiler wick.

Post by StewartH on Thu Jul 04 2013, 19:53

I can't believe this is my third post and I am trying to offer advice but I was in the same predicament not so long ago and was pointed towards the round wicks you use in Coleman lamps - depending on your oiler you might need to trim or fold but they work very well (flow is good) and are inexpensive. Not sure if you will find a round wick of the same diameter you need but a flat wick folded or trimmed would do the same job (this worked on a Blackstone in a corn grinding mill! ) Or sheepskin wool from the fence line as Kev states would do the job well. Hamish

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