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Old 17-01-12, 10:23 PM   #11
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Hi all I know this thread is a little old but being new to this hobby I didn't know that the oiler needed a wick as mine did not have one, I just thought you kept the oiler topped up. So armed with this new information I set about finding a suitable wick, without to much trouble I discovered that the wick from a Zippo lighter is just the right size and a local market stall sold replacement wicks for 1.00, it is sold in a packet and is 4" long with a fine copper strand wrapped around it in a spiral. Just perfect.

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Old 18-01-12, 12:40 AM   #12
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Sounds like a good idea you've got there & i hope it works for you.

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Old 18-01-12, 10:32 PM   #13
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Hi Steve,
Put it in last night & filled pot with oil, today wick is wet with oil & pot is empty so I think it works perfectly

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Old 19-06-12, 02:32 PM   #14
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Hi Steve,
Put it in last night & filled pot with oil, today wick is wet with oil & pot is empty so I think it works perfectly

Gary.
My AP has wicks in several places, I guess the way to know they are working OK, is whether the oil level goes down or not, which it does seem to. Sorry I am a bit new to this, and the wicks look a bit knackered/frayed, but I guess if they are working that's OK. Some good ideas on here though, for when I need new ones.
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Old 19-06-12, 07:10 PM   #15
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I feel a bit daft for having to ask this but, wick oiler,-lister D,- Didnt know they had one & i've got 2 Ds.Where do they go & how do i fit one? Sure i'm not the only one who doesn't know. Please put it in simple terms for us simple folk
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Old 19-06-12, 07:42 PM   #16
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Old 19-06-12, 08:50 PM   #17
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i must say that zippo wicks are just the job..if they were a1 i may have thought twice but at 99p well, say no more.

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I feel a bit daft for having to ask this but, wick oiler,-lister D,- Didnt know they had one & i've got 2 Ds.Where do they go & how do i fit one? Sure i'm not the only one who doesn't know. Please put it in simple terms for us simple folk
The unpainted bit on top of the governor housing!!!! If you flip the lid up it should have a wick coming out of the oil reservoir into the central tube, transferring a small flow of oil into the governor mechanism.

You're not thinking about "Drip-oilers" are You?
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Old 19-06-12, 11:49 PM   #19
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I knew they had a wick oiler on the govenors but none of mine have ever had one in and all I do is put a squirt of oil in every day of running . You know when there is too much oil in there as it seeps out when you stop the engine . never had any problems with them and this method.
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The unpainted bit on top of the governor housing!!!! If you flip the lid up it should have a wick coming out of the oil reservoir into the central tube, transferring a small flow of oil into the governor mechanism.

You're not thinking about "Drip-oilers" are You?
I understand now. No i wasn't thinking of drip oilers. I've been doing what engine junkie does up to now.
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