Franco79
Franco79
14 posts
Joined September 2012

650 Lube

Are the Zerk fittings on the Dillon 650 a standard size for all Zerk fittings? I plan on going to Advance Auto Parts and getting a grease gun for a few bucks, but want to make sure I don't need any special size nipple.
Im in the process of breaking down my 650, cleaning her up and lubing her back up as well.
Also, what kind of grease do you use for these fittings? I have some "Red N Tacky #2" grease made by Lucas. I have used this grease every where else on the press that requires grease and have had no issues with it.

What is this small pin hole on the lower pivot part of the frame? Do you squeeze the grease into the zerk fitting until the grease comes out of the pin hole? I would guess this would tell you that there is enough grease in there? I can not find a pin hole on the upper pivot arm.

Bkreutz
Bkreutz
41 posts
Joined May 2013

RE: 650 Lube

Standard zerk fitting
lcb
lcb
295 posts
Joined September 2007

RE: 650 Lube

Press some grease in.  The small hole will start streaming out grease.  If you are streaming it out, you went one to many pumps.  Start with a single pump of grease.  Load a few 100 and put in another pump.   Same method for the upper arms.  One pump, then later a second pump. The two pumps will most likely be enough.

I upgraded my older 650 without Zerk fitting to zerk.  It was an amazing change to have tight fittings again.  The zerk fittings improve getting grease where it is needed!  Half a pump yearly or after 50,000 strokes!
HymieP
HymieP
3 posts
Joined January 2013

RE: 650 Lube

Hello, can you tell me where you installed the zerk fittings on your XL650?  I too have an older XL650 and would like to install a couple zerk fittings on my machine. 

Thanks

Jamie

lcb
lcb
295 posts
Joined September 2007

RE: 650 Lube

You call dillon and purchase the upgraded '650 Link Arm Pin' with Zerk fittings.  

Or you call dillon and ask for replacement '650 Link Arm Pin' because the arm wobbles.  They will send you old style free replacements, unless you have new style and have worn them out.  It has been so long ago I think Dillon also replaced the '13674 Crank'.

Sure tightened up the loader.
rico567
rico567
18 posts
Joined July 2015

RE: 650 Lube

All of the previous posts are good advice. There is a video out there now, too, on lubing the 650. Make no mistake— not lubing this machine correctly can lead to big problems. Dissimilar metals are involved where the pivot pins (steel) meet the frame and link castings (aluminum). Some people don't want to believe Dillon uses aluminum, but I invite them to take a magnet and try to stick it to the blue parts. (hint: it won't, therefore it's not steel). There's nothing wrong with this, just be sure that the press is correctly lubed.