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Old 10-29-2005, 08:45 AM   #16
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I have an opinion on this that differs from many people. I think that maybe a little thicker lubricant is better than the thin oils that people are putting on bearings today. A very thin oil applied to the bearing will spin out after the first run. A thicker oil will stay inside the bearing for longer. Now I know some of you are saying, the thicker the oil the more friction, which is true.....but some oil in your bearings after the first run is better than no oil. Also the thicker oil thins and viscosity decreases as the bearings heat up. Just my two cents worth to my own question. If anyone disagrees or knows a very good lubricant for the bearings please let me know.
actually you will need an oil that bonds to the surface of the bearing racea and the balls. it's not simply just an oil that you put in but it has to actually put a surface coat on all the rotating components. The royal oil works but it's just a lube if you run bearings with you seals it's useless. There are oils that have MOS2 which is a moly type lube this will bond to conventional SS balls and coat it. it's very thin and will last half the life time of the grease so reapplying is required.

i personally use the MOS2 lube made by lubromoly they make a small pen oiler. another good brand is Tufoil if you can fidn it still i have some but it's getting on the low side.
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Old 10-29-2005, 09:16 AM   #17
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http://www.paragon-products.com/product_p/lm3010.htm
WHAT that, i found it after 10seconds on google
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Old 10-29-2005, 09:21 AM   #18
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An oil that survives the heat and pressure inside your engine at 6000 rpm, should be able to cope with a ball bearing, right?

Mobil 1 0W-30
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Old 10-29-2005, 09:39 AM   #19
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I have metal sealed bearings in my touring car. I soaked them in motor spray over night to get all the extra grease out. I was just wondering what some experts recommend for lubrication for the bearings? I would like something that can get in the seals without taking them off if possible. I want my drivetrain to roll as smooth as possible. Any help would be appreciated.
This stuff is awsome http://www.militec-1.com/products.htm
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Old 10-29-2005, 09:51 AM   #20
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My opinion:
1. Clean ball-bearings with pure gasoline.
2. Turn them and use brake cleaner (those from real cars use).
3. Again gasoline.
4. Then clean them with WD-40.
5. Again gasoline and let them dry.
6. Pure into them some thin oil as our ball-bearings are small and don't have the load of a real car!

For me is important to use after every step gasoline so as to work at each step with no leftovers from the previous one.

I use LRP and Trinity bearing oil with the last one better.

The bb will take the ml that really requires and the other will just go out!
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Old 10-29-2005, 10:05 AM   #21
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How thin is it...????
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Old 10-29-2005, 10:06 AM   #22
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I wouldnt recomend useing gas to clean any thing, the chance of a fire is way to high, remember a lot of kids read this forum, and even some adults dont realize how dangerous that can be, there are lots of things you can use
that, clean well.......
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Old 10-29-2005, 11:14 AM   #23
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another Mobil 1 0-30 user........

And there are even thinner racing motor oils out there. I have some "00000" Synergy that's like water, but has really good film strength. Supposedly used by the pro stock drag racers.....Not sure if Synergy is still in business. Got it many years ago, still have 1/2 a qt or more......
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what's so good about the Mobil 1 0-30? our bearings are spinning a lot faster than 6000rpms.
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Old 10-29-2005, 12:31 PM   #25
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How thin is it...????
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It is pretty thin, yet it seems to coat very well and stays in place. They use to give away samples to everyboday, I even got some of their grease, works very well for your outdrive slides.
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Old 10-29-2005, 12:34 PM   #26
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I use slide oil for trombones!
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I use slide oil for trombones!
Interesting,I used to play trombone in college.
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Try this:

Get a tin can and put your bearings inside. Spray your bearings in the can with WD-40 until soaked. Heat the can's bottom with low fire (from a stove or burner) for about 2 mins. Heating it will help the lubricant get to all the areas inside the bearings. Use gloves because the can get very hot. Shake the can sideways for a minute after heating. It will remove all the dirt stuck into it wihile shaking. Then take the bearings out and let it cool down then wipe it with clean clothe or spary with compressor. Your bearings should be ready. No need for any other lubricants. It's very effective.

Note: Keep the fire low because WD-40 is flammable. Be very careful when heating. Do it outdoors.

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Wow, lots of good lubricants for me to try!

Right now, though, I've been very happy with Tribo R/C Power Matrix. AND, its great for your comm as well.
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Interesting,I used to play trombone in college.
Yep, I find it has worked very well for the past several years now. One plus is it doesn't attract or hold dust!
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