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Steve McAndrew
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From: North Yorkshire, UK
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I have a couple of questions about the Victoria 5 I am renovating, can anyone advise?

1. What voltage is the douser solenoid, the information seems to have rubbed off the unit I have.
2. The maintenance manual says to fill the dashpot to the 'right level'. I cant find any information saying what the 'right level' is, can anyone let me know?
3. Some posts on the forum advise the use of Castor Oil in the Dashpot, is that ok or is there something better?

Many thanks for the help


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Gordon McLeod
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There were several different solinoid coils used in the Vic5
Some were AC some were DC 120 or 220v
The dashpot gets filled to the nachined ring in it

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System Notices
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It has been 405 days since the last post.

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Garry Knapp
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I have this same pot has no machined ring in there must have been some other markings at some point.

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Allan Lyman
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Hello gary

I used to fill it 3/4 full.when you press down the dashpot,and it goes back it must go slow all the way.If there is to little inside,then at the end of the travel back,it will go fast.if there is too much it will flow out.
you can use the oil children use to get when they where sick.In Denmark we actually called it "american oil".you buy it at the farmacy.Its a bit thicker than the original oil.

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Dave Macaulay
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I can just imagine the big oil press with americans being shoveled in.

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Leo Enticknap
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quote: Allan Lyman can use the oil children use to get when they where sick.
Castor oil?


quote: Wikipedia
Vegetable oils like castor oil are typically unattractive alternatives to petroleum-derived lubricants because of their poor oxidative stability. Castor oil has better low-temperature viscosity properties and high-temperature lubrication than most vegetable oils, making it useful as a lubricant in jet, diesel, and racing engines. The viscosity of castor oil at 10 °C is 2,420 centipoise. However, castor oil tends to form gums in a short time, and therefore its usefulness is limited to engines that are regularly rebuilt, such as racing engines. The lubricants company Castrol took its name from castor oil.

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Garry Knapp
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I found silicone damper oil on ebay. It is for RC shock absorbers but it will work. I found the spec for the original oil and found the equivalent viscosity. This oil is a tad thicker than spec, but its well within limits. I did not like the idea of organic oil being used.

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