ram's oil recipe

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Re: ram's oil recipe

Postby Steve » 26 Nov 2015 20

62chevy wrote:
Steve wrote:
DaveInGA wrote:I wonder if over time, grease could drip the same way if one is not careful.

A definite yes to that. Some of my drips has been grease.


I'm like Dave wipe it down every time I use it and apply fresh wheel bearing grease. Any excess is taken off so no chance for grease to drip. 30 weight oil stinks and will drip, I know it is what Lee says to use but I just can't get past the smell.

The grease I have had drip was from the pins with grease fittings in them. That seeped out after setting idle in the hot work shop.
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Re: ram's oil recipe

Postby 62chevy » 27 Nov 2015 09

Steve wrote:The grease I have had drip was from the pins with grease fittings in them. That seeped out after setting idle in the hot work shop.



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Back on topic, wheel bearing grease by nature is high temp and will not run under normal temps but I do have some grease that would run on a hot day. I didn't use it because the wheel bearing grease was easier to get to, lol.
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Re: ram's oil recipe

Postby Steve » 27 Nov 2015 18

[quote="62chevy]
Back on topic, wheel bearing grease by nature is high temp and will not run under normal temps but I do have some grease that would run on a hot day. I didn't use it because the wheel bearing grease was easier to get to, lol.[/quote]
Wonder if wheel bearing grease can be bought in the 3 ounce cartridges?
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Re: ram's oil recipe

Postby 62chevy » 27 Nov 2015 22

Steve wrote:
62chevy wrote:Back on topic, wheel bearing grease by nature is high temp and will not run under normal temps but I do have some grease that would run on a hot day. I didn't use it because the wheel bearing grease was easier to get to, lol.

Wonder if wheel bearing grease can be bought in the 3 ounce cartridges?


Have to check the local auto parts store and see.

Forgot the lights are on top, lol.
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Re: ram's oil recipe

Postby s1120 » 13 Jan 2016 09

Man you guys are much more organized then me... I just give it a quick wipe down once in a wile when I think of it, then wipe a little bit of gun oil on it... Seems to work
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Re: ram's oil recipe

Postby horseman » 13 Jan 2016 12

Amsoil in a spray can, use it for pretty much everything. I buy it at Coastal, (I buy a lot of stuff there cause' everyday is a 10% discount day for veterans) Wipe down the ram with a shop towel, spray a "bead" around the ram while in the up position, run it up and down a few times and wipe off the excess from the frame. Once in a while I'll give the zerks a shot of grease from a grease gun, same stuff I use on my tractor (and other equipment). I think some of you fella's are waaaaay overthinking this press lubing. If you're getting "drips" from grease or oil, you're using to much. A reloading press is not a high speed heavy impact piece of equipment.
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Re: ram's oil recipe

Postby 62chevy » 13 Jan 2016 13

Horseman wrote: If you're getting "drips" from grease or oil, you're using to much. A reloading press is not a high speed heavy impact piece of equipment.


Drips are the reason I went to Wheel Bearing grease. Just a little dab will do and when it builds up it's easy to wipe off.
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Re: ram's oil recipe

Postby slohunter » 17 Jan 2016 19

I mix Marvel Mystery Oil and STP and use it to lube everything. 10 bucks makes almost a half gallon and lasts years.
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