Replace your oil lites

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  1. Zoso420

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    Because oil lites weren't replaced.... this pin is what was keeping that big spring compressed. I sware that's the right way to spell oil lite.... a brass bushing impregnated with oil. 20210916_152606.jpg
     
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    Forgive my ignorance but what’s an oil lite? Do I have one in my electric guitar or maybe in my amp or one of my pedals? Maybe a reverb because of the spring?
     
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    Are you talking about Olight flashlights?:confused: 9FB2C621-EFAF-469A-9ACB-BA5218365FA1.jpeg
     
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    Sware?
    I have no idea...
     
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    It's from an A2 pin setter made in 1960. Oil lites are brass bushings impregnated with oil.
     
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    I will replace mine tomorrow.
     
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    Roger that.
     
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    thats "Oilite", a brand name for oil impregnated sintered bronze bearings. common as dirt, used in millions of applications
     
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    One word. Oilite.

    Well, actually two words. Oilite bushing.

    I swear. ;)

    @dogmeat beat me by that much! (Pinched fingers)

    The OP is completely void of context though, eh?
     
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    What exactly does an "oil lite" go to or on?
     
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    Did you make a spare?
     
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    I thought they used bronze.
     
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    My oil light seems to be doing fine. 12EB7696-E371-4ABD-AD37-C4D96D704B53.jpeg
     
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    It's an integral part of a Fetzer valve. That's old school though, it's all ball bearings today.
     
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    Thanks Dave.
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    Oilite is a brand name. they started the process. you take tiny balls of bronze/brass and smash them together under heat and pressure (called sintering) so the little particles weld to each other on the contact lines. it leaves tiny pores and passages that are then filled with lubricating oil. the oil is usually added after the final shape is made. you can buy them premade or you can buy stick and make your own, they are commonly used as bearings for small motors like fans, wiper motors, starter motors, car window actuators, pumps, drills, electric hand tools etc.... they are everywhere. far cheaper than a ball or roller bearing
     
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    Thank you for explaining this. I sorta remember the name oilite but not from where
     
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