Many customers should not need to change, top up or check the oil over the course of the life of their machine, as only the 10 year service requires this. However, it is a relatively simple task to do this if you feel the need, or if you lose oil at some point.
To access the chamber, you simply need to remove the pump body and head (follow the service guide for your machine if you are unsure of how to do this), and then remove the pistons and piston guide from the motor by removing the 4 screws around the outside, and then twisting the piston guide out of its metal guide brackets.
Oil that can be used on your machine:
- can be LHM oil or hydraulic oil.
- must be "Non detergent"
Simply fill the chamber up so that it covers both of the bearings and the wobble plate, and then reseal and rebuild the pump following the same instructions as dissasembling it backwards.
As this is a closed oil system, the machine will not consume oil, but leaks can of course occur, for example when running dry over time, or in the event of failure/damage to the o-ring around the oil housing.
If your brand new machine arrived to you with a serious oil leak, please read the article here.