A supply of lubricating oil must be fed to the crankcase to supply the crankshaft bearings. Since the crankcase is also used to supply air to the engine, the engine's lubricating oil is carried into the cylinder with the air charge, burnt during combustion and carried out of the exhaust. The oil carried from the crankcase to the cylinder is used to lubricate the piston. This means that a two-stroke hot-bulb engine will gradually burn its supply of lubricating oil – a design known as a 'total loss' lubricating system. There were also designs that employed a scavenge pump or similar to remove oil from the crankcase and return it to the lubricating oil reservoir. Lanz hot-bulb tractors and their many imitators had this feature. This reduces oil consumption considerably.
Mirrlees Blackstone The Vulcan Foundry at Newton-le-Willows Built by Vulcan The start of the railway era Early vulcan products The emergence of the oil engine Vulcan products 1914 ~ 1918 Steam's twilight years Dawn of the diesel era After locomotive production Ruston diesels for the eighties Into GEC Alstom and the nineties Into man b&w and the new millenium The final end Historical highlights The National Gas & Oil Engine Company Davey, Paxman & Co, of Colchester Russell Newbery® Doxford Engines
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