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Author Topic: Oil bath air cleaner re-fill capacity, spec.  (Read 529 times)
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« on: February 17, 2018, 01:46:17 PM »
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Hi,
Need the oil re-fill capacity for the Grey motor's oil bath air cleaner?
Can I use Mobilube HD 80W-90 Trans/Diff oil?
Or would Penrite HPR 50 Engine Oil - 40W-70, be better?
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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2018, 02:41:34 PM »
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Not sure of volume, but they were originally filled with SAE 50 engine oil. This is a single grade, non-winter oil (i.e. not SAE 50W, nor 5W50).

SAE50 can be hard to find. It is a heavy oil, much heavier than engine oil. As a comparison, it is close to SAE90 gear oil. Mobilube HD 80W-90 is a fair bit thinner than SAE90 gear oil.

Supercheap sell a SAE90 gear oil, though it has LSD additives... may not be a good thing for air cleaning.

Autobarn sell Penrite Transoil 90 SAE90 gearoil in 1L bottles. It is additive free, and probably as close as you will get to the original.

Having said that, I reckon there are a hell of a lot of oilbath cleaners out there running normal engine oil  Grin

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« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2018, 04:15:31 PM »
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Many thanks for that information Harv.
So I will use the Penrite Transoil 90 SAE90 gear oil in the oil bath cleaner and in the gearbox.
What is best for the rear axle, Penrite Mild EP? Undecided
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« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2018, 07:39:37 AM »
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What is best for the rear axle, Penrite Mild EP? Undecided

The diffs were originally filled with SAE90 oil too, though with an EP additive. EP additives reduce wear for high stress (Extreme Pressure) machinery. The Transoil 90 will not be suitable for the diff, as it has no EP additives.

Penrite Mild EP is an SAE110 oil... a little thicker than the SAE90 used in early Holden diffs, but could do the job. Could equally use an 80W-90 EP gear oil (SuperCheap and Autobarn have a few to choose from). The Mobilube HD 80W-90 would do the job if you had a bottle already, though it is really meant for heavy use (e.g. commercial) applications.

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« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2018, 11:50:38 AM »
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Many thanks again Harv.
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« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2018, 01:01:30 PM »
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Hi,
Need the oil re-fill capacity for the Grey motor's oil bath air cleaner?
Can I use Mobilube HD 80W-90 Trans/Diff oil?
Or would Penrite HPR 50 Engine Oil - 40W-70, be better?
Cheers
The oil bath air cleaner's capacity is about 525-530mls
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« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2018, 03:57:13 PM »
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Can anyone let me know if you have to re-oil the metal gauze filter elements (in both the carby mounted oil bath air cleaner top cover and the engine rocker cover mounted oil fill cap air filters) after cleaning them with kero?
I assume so.
If so, how much is enough?
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« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2018, 06:32:59 PM »
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Manual says re oil with SAE 90, doesn't say how much. I've always just poured some in until the oil starts to run out.

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« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2018, 06:53:11 PM »
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Makes sense to me. Think I'll wait overnight for all the kero to dry out completely first. Then re-oil both with the SAE 90.
(Might have to use an eye dropper for the oil fill cap).
Thanks, as ever, for your help Ken.
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