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Distributor lube - PDavies - 12-12-2019

Just cleaning up a DJ4  to use and there is no grease/Oil attachment on the side.  Stripped down a later distributor (auto advance unit ) and could see the bushes inside, but the DJ4 looks to have no bushes but a threaded hole and a wick the length of the distributor body.

So is the early distributor lubricated with oil via the threaded hole (and bent pipe if I had one ) or grease with a plunger type attachment ?
Also what thread is it ( for the lube hole ) ?

Thanks Paul


RE: Distributor lube - Chris KC - 12-12-2019

I'm not terribly familiar with the DJ4 myself but perhaps this helps?

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RE: Distributor lube - PDavies - 12-12-2019

Thanks For the diagrams.
They make it look like there are bushes on the DJ4 as well. Will have abetter look in day light
Thanks


RE: Distributor lube - Colin Wilks - 12-12-2019

This is my DJ4 showing the screw down greaser used for lubrication. The screw top "No1" is very easy to lose and mine fell off somewhere never to be seen again. If nobody else knows the thread off the top I can have a look tomorrow when I'm back in the garage.


RE: Distributor lube - PDavies - 12-12-2019

Looks Good
Did you ever take it apart and see the wick type material running through the body ?
How often and what type of grease do you use
Thanks Paul


RE: Distributor lube - Colin Wilks - 12-12-2019

Bog standard multi-purpose, extremely sparingly. I am unsure why DJ4s seem to be lubricated by grease, but DK4s have an oiler. I have not stripped mine down.


RE: Distributor lube - Ian McGowan - 13-12-2019

Unless the situation has changed, Tony Betts, [Only registered and activated users can see the links Click here to register] 
stocks these little grease stompfers, as part number X10 @ £6-00 ea.


RE: Distributor lube - PDavies - 13-12-2019

Thanks Ian , Chris and Colin for taking time to reply with helpful information.
Paul


RE: Distributor lube - Colin Wilks - 13-12-2019

(13-12-2019, 12:00 PM)Ian McGowan Wrote: [Only registered and activated users can see the links Click here to register] 
stocks these little grease stompfers, as part number X10 @ £6-00 ea.

Thanks Ian, I had thought I was stuffed replacing this item!