Tuesday, 9 March 2010
Changing the Oil
When I got my industrial machine, it was in desperate need of some love and attention.
It spent some time sitting on someone's veranda. It then lived at my parent's house for a number of years. I was a little concerned about the oil and talked to a couple of people about changing the oil. The common response was to just top it up, and yes, it was low, but it was also very, very dirty. It had leaves, broken needles, buttons and pins in there and once I started cleaning it out, I also discovered dead earwigs and beetles. Eww! So change the oil it was!
I managed to get myself some oil from Marks Mega Store on EBay, and when it arrived on Friday morning I got started.
First, I drained the oil, and then I gave it a good wipe out with a rag. I then filled it back up to just under the high level mark with nice clean oil. It took about 6-700mls of the 1L bottle that I bought.
Now it is all clean, I feel more comfortable using the machine!