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You think you have to drain your engine oil every 3000 miles because "that's the way it's always been?" Take a look at what you had to do for lubrication in 1916. Aren't you glad materials and lubrication technology has improved? Improvement didn't stop in 1916. It didn't stop in 1950. It hasn't stopped now. Click on "AMSOIL" above to learn about technology proven for over 25 years to extend drain and other lubrication intervals.


1916 Antique Cars Index
           EVERY DAY CAR IS IN USE, OR EVERY 100 MILES



     PART             QUANTITY         LUBRICANT

Crank case..........Keep oil at level..Motor oil

                    of try cock 

Steering knuckle....One complete turn..Cup grease

Steering knuckle

grease cups.........One complete turn..Cup grease

Steering cross rod

grease cups.........One complete turn..Cup grease

All spring bolt

grease cups.........Two complete turns.Cup grease

Eccentric bushing...10 or 15 drops.....Motor oil

Wheel hub oilers....10 drops...........Motor oil



              TWICE A WEEK, OR ABOUT EVERY 200 MILES



         PART             QUANTITY            LUBRICANT

Fan hub bearing...........Few drops...........Motor oil

Pump shaft grease cup.....Two complete turns..Cup grease 

Rocker arms...............Thoroughly..........Motor oil

Steering gear case oiler..Fill................Motor oil

Steering gear case grease

cup.......................Two complete turns..Cup grease

Steering wheel oil hole...8 or 10 drops.......Motor oil

Steering column...........10 or 15 drops......Motor oil

Self-starter distributor

grease cup................One complete turn...Cup grease



           

                EVERY WEEK OR ABOUT EVERY 300 MILES

  

             PART       QUANTITY           LUBRICANT

Starting crank bearing..10 drops...........Motor Oil      

Inlet valve covers......Tablespoon.........Motor Oil

Spark and throttle 

shafts..................Few drops..........Motor Oil

Control bracket 

bearings................Thoroughly.........Motor oil

Transmission case.......Enough to cover....600 " W" steam 

                        lower shaft        cylinder oil

Clutch casing...........Should contain.....One-half

                        1 quart to         motor oil and

                        3 pints            one-half kerosene 

Pedal fulcrum pin.......Thoroughly.........Motor oil

Brake pull rods and

connections.............Thoroughly.........Motor oil

Self-starter pump.......2 ounces...........600 " W" steam 

                                           cylinder oil

Brake cross rod grease..Two complete turns.Cup grease 

cups                      

(Inside frame)                      

Torque rod grease cups..Two complete turns.Cup grease

front and rear

Brake shafts on rear....Thoroughly.........Motor oil

wheels

Rear spring perch.......Two complete turns.Cup grease.

grease cups



           TWICE A MONTH, OR EVERY 500 MILES



         PART          QUANTITY               LUBRICANT

Magneto bearings.....3 or 4 drops each......High grade light 

(3 oil holes)                               machine oil

Clutch case..........Drain, flush with......One-half motor oil 

                   kerosene, refill with    one-half kerosene

                     1 quart to 3 pints





           EVERY MONTH, OR EVERY 1,000 MILES



          PART              QUANTITY           LUBRICANT

Crank case.............Drain off dirty oil,...Motor oil

                       clean oil screen, fill

                       to level of top try

                       cock

Gear shifting rod case.Pack tboroughly........Cup grease

Reach rod boots........Pack thoroughly........Cup grease

Spring leaves (jack up .....Thoroughly........Graphite grease

frame and pry leaves apart)

Hub caps...............Pack thoroughly........Cup grease

Universal joints.......Remove grease hole.....Cup grease

                        plug and fill

Gasoline pressure hand.4 or 5 drops...........Light machine oil

pump



                   EVERY 2,000 MILES



     PART             QUANTITY       LUBRICANT

Differential housing.3 pints............A mixture of two-

                                        thirds grease and

                                        one-third motor

                                        oil.

Transmission case....Drain thoroughly,..600 "W': steam

                     flush with         cylinder oil

                     kerosene, refill

                     to cover lower

                     shaft



       DYNAMO SHOULD BE LUBRICATED EVERY 5,000 MILES



When Changing Tires:



Put a few drops of oil inside sliding ring of demountable rims to insure

easy detaching.



Another very comprehensive lubrication schedule has been prepared

by the Packard engineers for users of their product and as

this gives very definite instructions regarding the lubrication of

various chassis parts it is also presented for the reader's information

as much of the advice can be applied with equal advantage to other

motor cars.



           EVERY DAY CAR IS IN USE, OR EVERY 150 MILES



With cylinder oil:

   Steering knuckle bolt oilers..........  Fill

 

With graphite grease:

   Motor clutch shifter bearing sleeve grease cup..Two complete turns

   Motor clutch shifter shaft grease cup...........One complete turn

   Steering connecting rod and cross tube..........One complete turn

   grease cups 

   Spring bolt grease cups.........................One complete turn



                 EVERY WEEK, OR EVERY 300 MILES



With cylinder oil:

   Motor starting crank bearing.......................Eight or ten drops

   Shock absorber bearing studs.......................Thoroughly 

   Rear axle truss rod forward connection.............Thoroughly 

   Rear axle brace oilers.............................Thoroughly 



With graphite grease:

   Motor fan bearing grease cup.......................Two complete turns

   Rear axle outside bearing grease cups..............One complete turn

                             

  

               TWICE A MONTH, OR EVERY 500 MILES



With cylinder oil:

   Motor generator oil holes..........................Ten drops 

   Spark and throttle adjusting clevis joints.........Thoroughly

   Motor accelerator pedal joints.....................Thoroughly

   All brake adjusting clevises.......................Thoroughly

   External and internal brake fittings and...........Thoroughly 

   connections 

   Hand brake cam oiler...............................Thoroughly

   Hand brake lever ratchet...........................Thoroughly

   Foot brake pedal bearing...........................Thoroughly



With graphite grease:

   Motor clutch pedal shaft grease cup................One complete turn 

   Steering gear case grease cups.....................Two complete turns



With cylinder oil and kerosene:

   Change speed lever shaft boarings..................Thoroughly

   Intermediate brake lever shaft and connections.....Thoroughly



With vaseline:

   Motor generator grease tube

  

             EVERY MONTH, OR EVERY 1,000 MILES



With cylinder oil

   Change speed reversing bell crank oiler.......Fill

   Crank case....................................Drain off dirty oil,

                                                 flush with kerosene

                                                 and fill to pet cock

                                                 level

   Magneto bearing oil wells.....................Few drops

   Motor front gear compartment..................Drain thoroughly



With graphite grease

   Front wheel bearings..........................Clean with kerosene and 

                                                 repack

   Motor generator and magneto shaft universal...Oil thoroughly

   joints

   Rear universal joint..........................Remove grease hole plug 

                                                 and fill with grease again

   Front wheel hub caps..........................Pack

   Motor water pump shaft universal joints.......Thoroughly

    

With gasoline

   Motor carburetor air valve stem...............Clean thoroughly Do not 

                                                 oil



With transmission oil.

   Front universal joint (Half...................Drain thoroughly, flush  

   cylinder oil and half transmission            with kerosene and fill to 

   oil in cold weather)                          pet cock level

   Rear axle case (Half cylinder oil.............Drain thoroughly, flush 

   and half transmission oil in cold             with kerosene and fill to 

   weather)                                      level of two brass plugs 

                                                 in under side of housing

   Rear axle transmission case (Half........ ....Drain thoroughly, flush 

   cylinder oil and half transmission            with kerosene and fill to 

   oil in cold weather)                          level of button head 

                                                 screw in front cover



                       ONCE A SEASON



With graphite grease

   Spring leaves................Jack up frame to separate leaves,

                                clean and lubricate thoroughly

                                Repeat whenever springs squeak


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