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Rotop

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Rotop says:

Chain Rust

My chain has gone rusty even though I have a scott oiler.


My chain often seems dry but I see oil dripping off the tube at the chain. I'll take some pics of the setup but does anyone know if its just salt / muck or scott oiler dead?

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

chain oiler

If your chain seems dry then it`s not working or it`s oiling somewhere else.

pics a good idea.

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smoto5

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smoto5 says:

Also further to Jaffa's post,

if you're riding in wet weather, you would need to turn the flow rate up as the oil will be washed off the chain quicker. You can also get a two nozzled end fitting to direct oil more accurately to the areas of the inner and outer side plates rather than relying on the oil flowing from the central rollers with the single nozzle. Also, it's not unusual for a scottoiler to drip a little oil out of the end after stopping, depending on routing of the pipe. :smile

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Rotop

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Rotop says:

Thanks

I turned it from 6 to 10 and hopefully that should help.


Where should the end of the tube be positioned?

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eatcs01

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eatcs01 says:

Scottoiler

"Where should the end of the tube be positioned?"

Just above the chain (1-2mm), so that the oil drips onto it, between the sideplates, onto the O-rings.

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philehidiot

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philehidiot says:

a scottoiler

is not a replacement for chain lube. You will still need to lube the chain occasionally.

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eatcs01

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eatcs01 says:

Scottoiler

A well set up scottoiler means than NO EXTRA lubing is necessary.

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tim8061

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tim8061 says:

Scottoiler

only lubes the inside, not the outside of the plates. 


Wipe it regularly with thick oil/grease in this weather.

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bbstrikesagain

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nozzles

are supposed to be in light contact with the surface of the sprocket, leastwise they are with the double injector.  That way the oil is spread as a light film around the sprocket so it works it's way gradually onto all the O-rings.  No other lubing required.


If the oil drops straight onto a roller or two most of it will probably fly straight off.

If the nozzles are set up against the sprocket they will block every few thousand miles, so keep an eye on the chain condition and if it looks dry pull the nozzles, blow them clear and pop back on.

The numbers on the vSystem will depend on the fall in the tubing.  One man's three is another folk's nine. 

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banditsprint

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banditsprint says:

10????

there'll be oil everywhere. 4 in summer, 6 max in winter.


as said look at where the nozzle is pointing/contacting.

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