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Old 11-06-2005, 11:04 AM   #76
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I hear lots of people talking about Mobil motor oil, but I only have Penzoil SAE30 or something like that.Will it work alright?

I was reading this
http://www.ultimaterc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=30986
and they had the free sample- http://www.dowcorning.com/applicati...PROD&notag=true
and they said they used it for diff lube.On the can it says bearing lubricant.Would this work fine?

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Old 11-06-2005, 11:25 AM   #77
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AeroShell Fluid 12 oil, its the best i have ever used.
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Old 11-06-2005, 10:36 PM   #78
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check this out
http://www.avidrc.com/?action=support#clean
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Old 11-06-2005, 11:33 PM   #79
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A lot of people are saying Mobil 1 0w-30 is good. I went to Auto-Zone to pick some up and the closest they had was 5w-30 and 0w-40. I chose the 0w-40 because the bearings in an r/c car won't get up to the heat that a real car experiences so the weight rating at the higher end won't matter as much as the lower end since viscosity increases in motor oil as heat rises. Anyone agree with my choice? I would just like some opinions if that's alright.
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what i did is put petroleum jelly in my bearings and seems to be just fine or may even PERFECT

it may be thick but it thins up to the right thickness in the car while being used
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Old 11-07-2005, 01:05 AM   #81
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I use Friction zero or F zero...

Its from a Jap company...Cause the wordings on it are mostly Jap...
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Old 11-07-2005, 10:52 AM   #82
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i use mobil1 for my 1/12th bearings. if you run 12th, you know what i mean... especially the rears.
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Any automotive motor oil is good. Try to get the thinnest stuff available. 0- anything is fine. I know 0-20 is fairly easily available. Probably shouldn't run 20-50 racing oil, that stuff is like syrup at room temp.

Main thing is that you know the oil in the bottle is good stuff if it has the API seal.

I'm not knocking any of the "specially brewed for RC" stuff, but you don't know what you are buying. Could be anything.
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i just let my bearings sit in varsol for a day....swoosh them around a little and then take them out and dry them with a cloth....then i get sum mobil one oil and a sarringe(spelling???) and put one or two dabs of oil on the bearing and they are like new

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sorry but... Whats varsol?

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There is a good product called speed cream which is a skate bearing oil, this works well.
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Any automotive motor oil is good. Try to get the thinnest stuff available. 0- anything is fine. I know 0-20 is fairly easily available. Probably shouldn't run 20-50 racing oil, that stuff is like syrup at room temp.

Main thing is that you know the oil in the bottle is good stuff if it has the API seal.

I'm not knocking any of the "specially brewed for RC" stuff, but you don't know what you are buying. Could be anything.
I'd have to pretty much agree with this!
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Keep in mind the purpose of lubrication. Some people say to run dry if you have plastic/nylon gears but the right lubricant will have enough surface tension that on a microscopic level the two gears will keep enough of a film between them to create a situation where the gear teeth are not actually touching eachother. The lubricant is absorbing the friction/impact of contact between the teeth. Anyway, for what it is worth, I use Permatex assembly/break in lube used for start ups on new engines. paint it on the gears with a small paintbrush. It never wears out and does not come off unless you take it off.
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sorry- posted that on the wrong page...was talking about gearboxes...
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