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

Chuck Guzis cclist at
Sun Apr 17 18:08:34 CDT 2016

On 04/17/2016 03:54 PM, Noel Chiappa wrote:

> However.. what lubricant should I use on them before putting them
> back together for the long term? I assume I should use _something_?
> But the machine's going to be sitting a fair amount, so I don't want
> something that will dry out and/or gum up. What do people recommend?
> Would a 20SAE oil, as used on small electric motors, be OK, or is
> that in danger of turning into gummy stuff if left sitting for too
> long? Is there e.g. some silione-based stuff which is long-term
> capable?

I use white lithium grease for that.  It may not be the proper stuff,
but it's worked for years for me.


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