Fan bearing lubricant was Re: WD-40 (again)

Grif grif615 at
Tue Apr 19 20:14:26 CDT 2016

Did not read the whole thread,  ill chime in with a vote for a tiny drill, an insulin syringe and ATF.  done it since the 70s on muffin fans, 10 previous years on bronze bushed blower motors.

-------- Original message --------
From: Chuck Guzis <cclist at> 
Date: 04/18/2016  22:22  (GMT-08:00) 
To: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts" <cctalk at> 
Subject: Re: Fan bearing lubricant was Re: WD-40 (again) 

On 04/18/2016 09:15 PM, drlegendre . wrote:
> "What's the going price per gallon of sperm whale oil?"
> Unless the Braycote products are directly interchangeable with Sperm
> Whale oil, how is your comparison even remotely relevant?
> They are rendered from entirely different sources. Whale oil is a
> natural, animal-derived product that pretty much went out with the
> depletion of the resources (and finally, international treaties).
> P/TFE and MoS2 were formulated in industrial laboratories, and to
> this day, are turned out by industrial processes.
> Am I incorrect?

No, just pointing out that there *are* other oils with very high price
tags--and in years past, could be purchased by the gallon.

ISTR that the antique clock folks still hoard whale oil.



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