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Old 23-11-17, 11:22 AM   #1
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Default Wolseley WD2 spitting oil from breather

My WD2 has always been a clean engine until recently.On its last run I noticed some oil had started appearing on the carburettor from the metal baffle plate. Its never done this before, the oil level is correct.It doesn't burn any oil and the compression is good.Is it new piston ring time??. Thanks
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Is the filter in the breather clear Alan?

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Old 23-11-17, 08:11 PM   #3
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My WD2 has always been a clean engine until recently.On its last run I noticed some oil had started appearing on the carburettor from the metal baffle plate. Its never done this before, the oil level is correct.It doesn't burn any oil and the compression is good.Is it new piston ring time??. Thanks
My WD8 has always done this if I run it without sufficient load, get it hot and well loaded it's fine.

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Sounds like he bore is glazing up from running light, get a load on it and see how it goes (As Neil said)
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The average Lister D or Wolseley is rated at 1.5hp, running a lister domestic type pump doesn't really constitute a proper load.
Never owned an electric driven domestic but i'd bet the motor is probably around 1/2hp
My Wolseley will run one all day, but will spit a little oil, add another load and the oil clears up.
Runs best when on a slow boil, which needs a lot more than a domestic pump.

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The domestic and for that any piston pump really is no load at all because it has no head to push against, restricting the flow does something to help with this but even that is marginal.

Gear or centrifugal pumps seem to be the best way of using a pump as a load.

If you look at the specs for a domestic you will see at full load they actually used an L to drive, bet that looked odd....
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The average Lister D or Wolseley is rated at 1.5hp, running a lister domestic type pump doesn't really constitute a proper load.
Never owned an electric driven domestic but i'd bet the motor is probably around 1/2hp
My Wolseley will run one all day, but will spit a little oil, add another load and the oil clears up.
Runs best when on a slow boil, which needs a lot more than a domestic pump.

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I very nearly said 1/4hp, but had a look at the modern makers website, that gives 1/2hp or optional 1 hp.
The way they are generally run they give, as Rob says next to no load.
I do tend to put a restrictor on the outlet of any pump I run, it gives the pump at least something to push against.

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I very nearly said 1/4hp, but had a look at the modern makers website, that gives 1/2hp or optional 1 hp.
The way they are generally run they give, as Rob says next to no load.
I do tend to put a restrictor on the outlet of any pump I run, it gives the pump at least something to push against.

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Even pushing all those Yellow ducks round?

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Is the filter in the breather clear Alan?

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Yes Pete,it was a new one not long ago,it started the oil thing just before I fitted it.
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