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Old 06-29-2010, 12:53 PM   #16
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I have a tube of Trinity BUSHING oil I used to use for my electric motor bushings, would this also work for bearings or does it have to be something special?
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Old 06-29-2010, 05:37 PM   #17
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also, to add to this, I have a question:

What bearings do you guys oil the most often? I was cleaning up my buggy today from my last race and so far (and was the easiest) I have done all the wheel/axle bearings being two on each side of the carrier. And tomorrow I will oil the bearings that is on the gearbox where the center drive shafts go into. Those shouldnt be that hard.

But reason I ask is well some of the bearings are a pain to get to, or at least you have to take a bunch of crap off to get to it. (such as center diff bearings and front and rear diff bearings and also the motor bearing/clutch bell bearings). I understand going through the trouble for REPLACING the bearings, but im just talking about oiling them after a race day. And also how often DO you guys re-oil your bearings???
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Old 06-29-2010, 05:44 PM   #18
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tri-flow oil.
how often depends on rubber or metal shielded.
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Old 06-29-2010, 06:55 PM   #19
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some of the tamiya stuff is really good!
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I am rebuilding my bearings on my MBX6T and wanted to know what type of lubricant most of you use. They are standard bearings. Any ideas and input would be appreciated.

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i've used synthetic engine oil, ATF oil, some branded bearing oil and ca't tell the difference
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isn't oil a bit too light for high speed bearings? i personally use synthetic bearing grease...
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isn't oil a bit too light for high speed bearings? i personally use synthetic bearing grease...
I've used Mobil 1 5-30 and other "light" oils in bearings. It stays a long time as long as you don't over-do it.

Grease has a fair amount of drag, though it will stay in the bearing longer and generally is a better lubricant. But again, drag is an issue.

Now I typically wash the bearings out and get them clean, then lube them with the Dupont Dry-film and let it dry, then place a tiny amount of oil and put the seal back in.

I will only clean bearings once, then they go in the trash. Inner hub bearings get replaced the most and at $1 or less a piece I don't take the time to clean them either.
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