alternatives for water pump oil

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Old 10-13-04, 11:42 AM
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alternatives for water pump oil

I plump forgot to add oil last fall to my waterpump and burned up the bearing assembly. I think for about $85 I was back in action. my heating guy said add an ounce every fall. So I was given an ounce last year when I bought it.. so this year I added 3-1 oil..I figured that would be safe.(opposed to a detergent car motor oil)
a co worker said thats too thin and wont last. It seems this should be simple. what should i use. ? seems like mobil one would work too.
 
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Old 10-15-04, 08:14 AM
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You just might sieze that thing up with 3in1. The manufacturer calls for SAE 20 Non Detergent. You should have retired that thing and put in a Taco 007. It would have cost less than your bearing assembly and half the cost of the motor you have there. It is water cooled and water lubricated and quiet as can be.

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Old 10-15-04, 08:19 AM
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My bearings will SIEZE with 3-1 oil ? YIKES !

well, the good news is, then I can buy
the pump you recommend.
 
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Old 10-15-04, 08:32 AM
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If you get the right oil in there and it dilutes the 3in1 you will probably be OK but if the 3in1 gets hot when the system is running up at max temp for a long time, you will probably find that the pump gets noisy and it will want to sieze. Also. Only put a few drops annually into the motor oil cups. If you overoil it the excess oil will ruin the motor mounts and you will break couplers often. Good Luck

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Old 10-15-04, 08:36 AM
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motor cups

Thanks Ken,

The motor cups are those two tubes in addition to the main bearing oiling spot ?
 
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Old 10-15-04, 08:40 AM
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That is correct. One is on each end of the motor.

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