271 forum posts
|My Centaur engine (horizontal) is designed to have a drip lubricator towards the open end of the cylinder.|
This is all fine for piston/cylinder lubrication but how is the oil supposed to get to the little end?
Little end of the connecting rod has an oil hole in it so I was thinking of a tube pressed into the piston skirt for directing oil to the area required?
Is this the way it's done, or just give it a squirt before each run?
|Dennis R||04/02/2019 23:02:05|
|38 forum posts|
Usually there is a hole in the side of the piston above the little end, so that oil can drip through from the cylinder.
15787 forum posts
Yes Most of the horizontal open crank engines I have made have a hole in the top edge of the piston above the pin. Still worth putting a drop into the small end hole before you start the engine.
336 forum posts
Edited By MichaelR on 05/02/2019 09:42:53
271 forum posts
|Thanks for replies, I thought about the tube idea as without it would any incoming oil not just run round the interior of the piston?|
Please login to post a reply.
Want the latest issue of Model Engineer or Model Engineers' Workshop? Use our magazine locator links to find your nearest stockist!
You can contact us by phone, mail or email about the magazines including becoming a contributor, submitting reader's letters or making queries about articles. You can also get in touch about this website, advertising or other general issues.
Click THIS LINK for full contact details.
For subscription issues please see THIS LINK.