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Old 02-19-2005, 07:45 PM   #1
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Whats the best way to clean the one way bearing in a front one way diff?

Just spray it out and relube? or anything particular?
I race on an asphault track that even though it is a permanent purpose built track it still stays pretty dirty. Mostly sandy.

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yeah just spray it out with cleaner and oil it with a light oil like wd-40. but whatever you do do not use grease, it will lock up i found that ou the hard way have fun Peter
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Don't use WD40. It's more of a solvent than a oil so it will evaporate out faster, all it's really good for is attracting more dirt. It technically will work, but I'd say you need to squirt some in before each race day. But WD40 has very low friction protection, your bearings will scuff easily when using it .. plus the hotter they get the quicker it will evaporate.

If your going to use oil use a light machine oil that will stay in the bearings and not run out when in use. I use Prolong multipurpose machine oil for my bearings, but TIBO is very popular among RC guys.

I use the associated stealth lube in my one way as it breaks down quickly and turns viscious, while sticking around long enough to offer some protection and keeps the bearings coated should the one way sit in my parts box for a month when I'm not using it.
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WD40 is evil! It is more of a cleaning agent than a lubricant.

Clean with motor spray and then lube with a light syn oil.
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