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derrilex

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Group head seal lube ?
« on: 07/03/2012, 09:41 AM »
Just wondering how many of us lube the group head seal on a regular basis and if so, how often and what do you use ?

Ive started applying rice bran oil with a cotton bud every night after shut down. PF now locks in beautifully with ease whereas previously it always felt a bit stiff regardless of dose. I just put it down to it been a new machine and leaving it on all day with the PF just engaged in the group head whilst in stand by causing various bits to expand. Your thoughts ?



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« Reply #1 on: 07/03/2012, 10:10 AM »
I use rice bran oil too, thanks to AM for the suggestion.  Only really used it when I put the seals in.

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« Reply #2 on: 07/03/2012, 10:38 AM »

I use it when replacing the seals, and after a chemical backflush...

Ahh.  Don't do chemical backflushes.   ^-^   Probably should splash a bit on next service though...

Haven't heard from Jack in a while, but a new group was on it's way he said.

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« Reply #3 on: 07/03/2012, 11:24 AM »
Rice bran oil it is then. Sweet.  :thumb:

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« Reply #4 on: 07/03/2012, 02:02 PM »
It's good stuff and you can buy it at any regular supermarket.  :)  A must have for any pantry!

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« Reply #5 on: 07/03/2012, 02:20 PM »
Excellent deep frying oil too
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