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  • 2009 Summit S-Series question

    On the newer summits, there is framing underneath the rod that holds the oil tanks (older century versions didnt have this boxed in design). Im seeing puddling oil there, and want to know a way to fix this issue.

    i fill the tanks until the bottle stops allowing oil into the tank like ive done for years. the bottle doesnt seem to drip out of the ordinary. i fill the tanks prior to storage. all tank screws appear to have good o-rings on them. the wicks are QAMF Hi-flow grey felt. i do not fill cleaner until day of use due to the reservoir cap likes to leak cleaner out the vent hole.

    i use Kegel products, Crossfire and Defense-C


  • #2
    Do you store the tanks in the machine, with the machine in the upright position? If you do, I highly recommend pulling the tanks out and storing them in a separate container. I pulled mine after every use, cleaned the wicks, and stored them in a temperature controlled area.


    • #3
      i store with the tanks installed. i have a place to set them out, but not temperature controlled.

      i have always clean, refilled, and stored upright and never had leaking issues. just weird to me.


      • #4
        House...are you saying that everything is fill the tanks...put machine away and then the oil is present when you dig it back out?

        I have seen a lot of oil accumulate while conditioning the lanes but not from just sitting in the stored position. Is it possible that you are putting too much oil in the tanks due to a bad filling bottle? Do you have another bottle to try this theory? Are the tanks level when in the stored position? Are they tipped too far in either direction?

        If the tanks are level...remove the tanks next time you put the machine away, store each tank on top of a rag (not in the machine)...being sure they are positioned the same way they are while in the machine. Wait the same amount of time as you would notice the conditioner build up before and then look at each of the rags. Is there one rag soaked while the others are dry? That would point to a bad/cracked tank or some other issue causing it to leak. If they are all wet...can you see a point that the oil is coming from? The wicks or a corner of the tanks?

        Let us know what you find. Good luck...
        TSM & TSM Training Development
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        480-620-6758 for help or information


        • #5
          Everything is cleaned and refilled and a puddle has formed by the next day. I have yet to try those steps. Will post back soon, being a one many army is tough and kind of sidelines this at the present moment. As always, thanks


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