Oil bath Air Cleaner.... - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Engine
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 05-04-2010, 02:22 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 8
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Oil bath Air Cleaner....

I was wondering what kind of weight oil I should use and how I should properly clean it. The oil that sits in there now is orange in color which worries me that there is rust in it. Is this true, or is there a special oil that is orange in color that is specifically used for these filters???

Thanks!

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 05-04-2010, 03:13 PM
bondo's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Chaumont Bay N.Y.
Posts: 960
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 7
Thanked 15 Times in 15 Posts
Ayuh,... Clean it in a Parts Washer... It gets filled with motor oil...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 05-05-2010, 09:10 AM
Frisco's Avatar
Glad To Be Here
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Canton, North Carolina
Age: 72
Posts: 2,244
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Older vehicles that used oil bath air cleaners used 30 wt. oil. To clean, simply pour out the old oil into a proper container to be disposed of. Use solvent and a rag to clean the remaining residual oil from the air cleaner housing. Let it air dry or blow it off with compressed air. Re-fill with new oil to the level mark (usually only a few ounces at the most. Just barely covers the bottom surface about an 1/8 " or so).The newer 'paper' filters do a much better job and can easily replace the oil bath style air cleaner.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Engine posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Environmentally friendly honing fluid. F-BIRD'88 Engine 16 07-01-2007 10:06 AM
Fresh air respirators 2stroketurbo Body - Exterior 26 02-15-2007 06:41 PM
Need help with air cleaner Dingman Engine 2 09-21-2006 09:43 PM
Air cleaner advice. ScreamingEagle General Rodding Tech 2 09-18-2006 10:59 AM
oil leak rb8179 Engine 11 06-03-2006 03:07 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:52 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.