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During an assessment of the ac/heat ductwork I finally closely looked at the old Dayton blower motor and saw on the id plate, arrows for oil points/holes. It also specified sae 20 oil. Went to the hardware store and picked some up. I put some in the holes but not sure how much needs to go in there. I put in 2-3 squirts.

Any idea how much? I bought the Three-In-One sae 20 oil.
 

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A few squirts seems about right. Most likely there are felts in there that wick the oil down to a bronze bushing.
A little oil once a year goes a long way.
 
On motors like that when oiled regularly, I go by 3 drops each time.
 
On motors like that when oiled regularly, I go by 3 drops each time.

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Since this maybe the first time in years or since new, what you have done may be OK. After that 2 or 3 drops a season and you are good. Over oiling can throw excess oil out causing issues.

It is not a contained oiling system. More like described above. A wick to a bushing.
 
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Since this maybe the first time in years or since new, what you have done may be OK. After that 2 or 3 drops a season and you are good. Over oiling can throw excess oil out causing issues.

It is not a contained oiling system. More like described above. A wick to a bushing.

Hopefully what I did was beneficial, opposed to detrimental for the system.
 
1 to 3 drops per year depending on hours used. My March air conditioning pump was oiled like that. If it's to much, I think it harmlessly will drip out the bottom.

3 in one oil should be fine, I used 0W-20 synthetic.

Ted
 
I am not that well versed with larger boats. (I am with cars & light trucks)
There may be other motors that have some maintenance that is needed.

Not sure if that kind of thing is shown in an owners manual or even if there is an owners manual. I just know systems work better and longer if well maintained.
 
1 to 3 drops per year depending on hours used. My March air conditioning pump was oiled like that. If it's to much, I think it harmlessly will drip out the bottom.

3 in one oil should be fine, I used 0W-20 synthetic.

Ted

This is what I found.
 

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Probably just about any oil is better than none.
 
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