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    Hi guys,
    I searched the forum and checked the lube chart And didn’t find anything on it. What type of oil and how much do you use in the generator bearing port?
    Thanks

  • #2
    My 1930 Instruction book lubrication chart (Figure 15) indicates 2 or 3 drops of oil every 1000 miles for the front bearing and "fill oil cup every 2000 miles" on the rear bearing. I used 3 in 1 oil. Motor oil will suffice as well.

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    • #3
      I didn’t even think of going to the original source of information. Thanks AzBob!

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      • #4
        When I restore a generator I always use a sealed front bearing, as many people don't oil it, and it's usually shot.

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