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Old 12-20-2004, 06:03 AM   #1
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I am rebuilding bearings on nitro cars. Just wonder whether there is any difference in how to relube bearings for electric cars and nitro cars.

I was told to get rid of the thick (lithium) grease in the bearings in EP cars, and lube them with just bearing oil to minimize friction

For nitro cars, do you just relube the bearings with bearing oil?
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i use remington gun oil. works great!!!
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Old 12-20-2004, 09:30 AM   #3
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i know you can get it at wallmart. probable kmart and places like that carry too. maybe target.
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A lot of nitro guys do the same as the electric with the bearings. Just remember, the thinner the lube, the more often you have to re lube them. I use 5-50 wt synthetic motor oil. A little thicker, but pretty much set and forget.
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Is it a good idea to lube the bearings of nitro cars with lithinum grease?
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This is just my opinion. Any car, nitro or electric, that is raced or bashed outside should have their bearings relubed with grease instead of light oil. The surplus grease in a bearing will form a ridge on the inside of the shields, and dirt or pebbles that do get in the bearing will be trapped in that ridge of grease. This ridge of grease will hold those debris, keeping them from getting in the balls too often and wrecking havock inside the bearing. With light oil, the dirt and pebbles float free inside the bearing and just keep on scratching the balls. Don't let pebbles scratch your balls guys, use grease if you're going to play outside.
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