Is it a pretty thick oil?
Wed Sep 06, 2023 12:57pm

Sometimes you want something pretty thin, especially for getting in to things. (That's something that WD-40 is really good at. It's just not good at staying there and lubricating.)

  • This is the lube I've been using - Erik_, Wed Sep 06 2023 1:13am
    It's called 'Tri-Flow Superior Lubricant'. I've used on my laptop fan as well that has a bearing going south. Worked really well. After two applications, it hasn't grinded since. It would be nice if I could remove the old oil from the 1980s + my additions before putting more on... I'm just not sure... more
    • Is it a pretty thick oil?- Puckdropper, Wed Sep 06 2023 12:57pm
      • Its actually very thin - Erik_, Wed Sep 06 2023 11:05pm
        Almost has the consistency of gasoline.. smells terrible too. The 'PTFE' in the label is basically teflon. I looked up the wikipedia page and it looks like PTFE is also used in bearings so I guess it's the right stuff? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polytetrafluoroethylene My guess is that it's probably... more
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