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(ET) re: Greasing bearings
- Subject: (ET) re: Greasing bearings
- From: "Jim (Cape Cod USA)" <fiskfarm mediaone net>
- Date: Sun, 09 Jul 2000 23:31:16 -0400
- Organization: Suds & Service
- Reply-to: fiskfarm mediaone net
- Sender: owner-elec-trak cosmos5 phy tufts edu
I suggest that if you go so far as to disassemble the motor to ?grease?
the bearings you are far better off simply replacing them. Very cheap
fix. I always prefer seals over shields and seem to get far longer life
If you are going to try and lube them I have had great results with a
synthetic gear lube (or Mobil 1 engine oil, the thicker the better) and
either working it in by puddling it on the shield surface and spinning
the bearing or if you can get a syringe from your local vet injecting it
past the seal or shield. I have gotten many extra years out of dried up
bearings using these methods. Even with new bearings I often inject a
few drops of synthetic oil past the seal. Manufacturers never seem to
use the more expensive lubes on the assembly line.
Personally I have seen WD-40 destroy bearings in a matter of days but I
have already expressed my findings on that subject.
Hope you all had a great 4th.
n:Fisk (Cape Cod USA);Jim
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