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Old May 3rd, 2017, 10:51 PM
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So I've got this used Tuthill (Kinney) 3hp liquid ring, oil cooled pump. What kind of oil do I use when I change it? Is it the same oil any other oil cooled liquid ring pump would use?
I only got 25.5'' vacuum deadheaded. It should do 28'' plus. Could dirty oil be part or most of my issue? I know some of you guys use this pump. What do you get out of yours?
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Old May 5th, 2017, 08:28 PM
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I've been running this same pump for years with whatever brand of oil Fleet Farm sells for piston and vane pumps with no troubles. Its only ever pulled 26" hg even when it was brand new and with the oil that came with it. Dirty oil could be a issue if it plugs up the oil flow regulator. I was having issues with it plugging up on mine with paint chips from inside the oil reclaimer so I installed a spin on filter assemble before the oil goes through the flow regulator and it has worked great ever since.
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