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Old 12-31-2007, 08:38 AM   #1
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New to the one-way. What maintenance is required in order to run one? Do you just clean out the barrels and run it? Do you oil it or pack grease in there? Are there tuning options with different greases to slow the free-wheeling? Give me your thoughts.
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I seriously think grease is a bad idea for a one-way. A very light oil is more suitable. I use serpent's one-way bearing oil. I usually clean mine out with motor spray, and if time permits, a jewelery cleaner to shake out particles of dirt.
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Old 01-30-2008, 07:32 PM   #3
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are there any other maintenance tips?
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i use motor spray and q-tips to clean out the bearings and then grease up with thrust bearing grease or a black graphite grease.
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i use motor spray to clean it out, then coat the bearings with one-way bearing grease...
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I use the serpent one way lube to lube the one way.

Before I clean, I put in a drop or two and hand spin the outdrive. I then clean it up with q tips a few times until the q tip is no longer getting dirty. You can repeat this step if you have not clean the one way in a long time. Then put a drop before putting it back.

I think a thin bearing oil is also good if you can't find the serpent lube. However, I think the serpent stuff is $10 well spent. I have a bottle and after 4 yrs (I have 15 cars with one way) still got more than 2/3 left and no oneway has gone bad.
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So is it okay to use bearing oil? and where can I find one-way bearing grease?
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One ways are steel pins in a plastic case that work by grabbing into the plastic. Using anything but a lube made for one-ways will ruin the one way or make it not work properly.

This is the lube you're looking for: http://www.serpent.com/product/1680/

Any place that sells Serpent gas car parts will have that lube. One bottle should last a lifetime.
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