Chain Oiler V2 (2.0 Version)




Introduction: Chain Oiler V2 (2.0 Version)

About: i like to build stuff, mostly mechanical and some electronical. I study Aerospace engineer and i'm an electronical technician. I love to work with lathe and mill, and tool-machines in general. My native langua…

This is my second chain oiler, the 2.0 version. Chain oilers are used to lubricate mechanical pieces automatically, so I made one for my own bike. It has several advantages.
• Longer life of the chain.
• Constant lubrication, ideal for rain days.
• And the possibility of use a lighter oil, like SAE 5 or 10, ideal for dusty roads.

Step 1: Materials

You will need:
• Aluminum tube, of 22mm (7/8”) dia. 15cm (6”) long.
• A “Polper B12” vitamin flask.
• One silicon tube, like those used by doctors for serum.
• A cork.
• A needle 48/18, it’s the biggest I found, has 1mm dia.
• Seals
• A piece of rubber or Styrofoam.

Step 2: Cutting the Caps

Cut the polper flask in half, precision isn’t needed.

Step 3: Finishing the Oil Tank

Remove the threaded of the polper’s cap
and then add teflon tape in the ends of the aluminum tube

Step 4: Cork Seal

Cut a piece of cork as shown in the image.

Step 5: Prepairing the Tank

Make a 5mm hole in the cork and the polper’s cap and introduce the cork into the aluminum tube.

Step 6: Prepairing the Serum Tube

Carefully insert the needle in the extreme of the silicon tube, and introduce the other extreme in the aluminum tube with the polper’s cap.

Step 7: Test It

well, the pictures coming soon,
but you have to put the needle over the chain, and let it drip on the chain.
another day I'm gonna upload the photos explaining how to put on a bike with 18 speeds

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    6 years ago

    Pretty kool idea. I'll be really interested in seeing how you have managed the feed indexing with changing cogs. IMO, you should iron out many things and apply for a patent; there is some money to be made from this.


    11 years ago on Introduction

    What about the valve? I only see it in the picture How much is the oil consumption anyway?


    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    well, the valve will not use this version because I do not keep the bike for a long time. valve is a hose to draw blood, and strangle the hose to cut off the supply. respect oil consumption depends on the viscosity, I use 5 and SAE use two tanks per month. The tank has 60 cm ³ Im sorry if you dont understand me, is because i dont speak english very well, i have to use what i now of english and the google translate.


    10 years ago on Introduction

    What a neat idea, looks great. Good thinking and thanks for sharing.