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Lube Tube Troubleshooting

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Hint: If your Lube Tube is fitted higher than the reservoir, it can create a head of gravity, which can overwrite the closing spring and allow the system to dispense oil, even when the engine is off. The Lube Tube should always be fitted at the same height as the reservoir or up to 10cm lower!


Q: There is oil leaking out of my Lube Tube

  1. Determine if there is a hole in the silicone body or if it’s leaking from between the silicone body and the end caps.
    • If your Lube Tube is within the 2 year warranty period, contact us for a possible replacement, if it is outside its warranty, you can find a replacement body in our online shop.
    • To prevent this happening again in the future, check your installation to make sure there are no sharp edges or anything else that could have caused the puncture.
  2. Oil might also be leaking out of the white check valve at the end of the Lube Tube.
    • The check valve is a one way valve that uses a spring to push a ball against an o-ring to allow the system to breathe. If it has never been used, it can be dry and stick in the open position. Blowing sharply into the end of the check valve will compress the spring, which will then rebound and seals the ball against the o-ring.
  3. If oil is leaking at the threaded female luer, contact Scottoiler or, if your Lube Tube is outside of its warranty, replace the body directly.


Q: My system is not dispensing any oil

  1. If your Lube Tube is too far below the reservoir, this can stop any oil siphoning through and effectively stop the system dispensing
    • Move the Lube Tube higher up, no lower than 10cm below the reservoir and no higher than the reservoir itself.
  2. Your check valve at the back of your Lube Tube is either blocked or not opening. This is a one way breather that will allow air to get into the system without oil leaking out at the end. This will only happen after all the oil in the Lube Tube has been used, so if your Lube Tube is still full, contact Scottoiler.


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