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Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: The Palouse
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Re: PRE-OILING does it actually make a difference???
Above are answers from two Mechanical Engineers.. and in my book, those answers are good 'nuf for me... but being me I'm gonna throw in my two cents worth from a logical point of view that my dumb the argment down a little.
Have you ever honed a knife edge wet and dry? Which one got the edge sharper, faster?
Yep it was wet honing. This does two things, takes away heat, and helps to remove filings and work them away from the edge being sharpened.
It's the same way with a pre-luber. Without pre-lubing you've got metal on metal sliding past each other under remendous pressure. If you're lucky there is a residual film of oil between those parts. How long do you think that will last?
By pre-lubing there is a cushion of oil between bearing surfaces that sucks up heat, and moves any impurities to the filter to be contained.
Now in my book that's a good thing..