Coleman Generator Problem

Re: Coleman Generator Problem

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:23 pm

Gear oil is nasty. What's the deal with it that makes it smell so foul? When I bought my 2N it was full of gear oil and water. You could smell it from 15 feet away. I drained it all out (3 drain plugs) and refilled it with the correct mineral lube that the N series tractors use.
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Coleman Generator Problem

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:27 pm

Oooh yeah, gotta love gear oil! Great on a first date from what I remember! :woot: Heeeey laaadieeeeeezzzz! :lol:

Haven't come across anything that new yet, but I've seen some without any needle at all! Whatever setting it had at the factory was cast in place, I guess. Those get the drill ... but that's always a gamble. And yeah, every single piece of equipment I have ever worked on needed more fuel before it leaves my garage. The EPA don't care if you melt the piston! :x

I remember the Honda carb cleaner ... back when it was actually GOOD, and actually CLEANED the damn carbs ... with methylene chloride. Let me tell you ... get that *censored* in your eyes & you'll be rinsing it out with mace to dull the pain! :lol: Then you can't see for the rest of the day - but that trained me to wear safety glasses. Stuff used to instantly strip paint too, until it succumbed to tree-hugger mania along with everything else. :roll:
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: Coleman Generator Problem

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:28 pm

Sulphur/phosphorus compounds are used for extreme pressure protection. I imagine the sulphur is what makes it stink.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy


Re: Coleman Generator Problem

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:30 pm

Hmmm sulphur ..... could explain the attraction of some the types of ladies I used to hook up with .... :gee:
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: Coleman Generator Problem

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:31 pm

I was trying to think of a reply but you beat me to it.
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Coleman Generator Problem

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:39 pm

:mrgreen: :angel:
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: Coleman Generator Problem

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:45 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:Gear oil is nasty. What's the deal with it that makes it smell so foul?

Sulfur?
coaledsweat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea