Severe oil leak

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Trumpet Dreamer, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. Heelum

    Heelum Pianissimo User

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    Your trumpet is "HORNTED":evil:
     
  2. tedh1951

    tedh1951 Utimate User

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    Hey Heelum - leave me out of this please.
     
  3. VetPsychWars

    VetPsychWars Fortissimo User

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    I can get some oil on my hand from the third slide on a lot of my horns which is a combination of too much oil and just blowing, and that the valve cap isn't necessarily sealed. These are horns with rebuilt valves, too.

    I suspect all it is, if you put too much oil on, you'll shear some of it off with the bottom of the valve piston, and it has to go somewhere....

    Tom
     
  4. oldlou

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    I suspect all it is, if you put too much oil on, you'll shear some of it off with the bottom of the valve piston, and it has to go somewhere....

    Tom[/QUOTE]


    Sorry, Tom; if it is sheared off by the bottom edge of the piston, won't it be leaked out of the leakage hole in the bottom cap?


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  5. VetPsychWars

    VetPsychWars Fortissimo User

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    Not on the Lightweight 400, as it has a raised area around the hole to prevent such things! Also on my other Bueschers, the cap has the male thread, not the valve casing, so with those, not necessarily either. It mostly seeps when the horn isn't horizontal, too, like on a stand or just hanging down between playing times.

    But the fact remains, I can get an oily hand if I put a lot of oil on.

    Tom
     

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