13 years ago
I have made two observations:
1) Way oil was washed away and ended up in the tank, becoming tramp
oil and covering up the coolant.
To fight off that tramp oil, I bought a skimmer from a local place in
Bensenville, which seems to do a great job.
2) Despite that, the coolant seems to be protective from rust and the
lathe does not seem to rust where oil was washed away. So the
corrosion inhibitors in coolant continue to work.
Since two weeks is not really enough to make any conclusions, I want
to ask anyone if the coolant offers enough lubrication and rust
protection to the lathe bed. Or, perhaps, I need to continue to use
way oil and should dutifully skim off off the liquid in the tank?