Fan bearing lubricant was Re: WD-40 (again)
elson at pico-systems.com
Mon Apr 18 10:40:02 CDT 2016
On 04/17/2016 08:43 PM, Noel Chiappa wrote:
> > From: drlegendre
> > If they use sleeve bearings, take a close look at the material.. does
> > it have the sintered look of oil-impregnated bronze (Oilite)?
> It looks like copper, actually; it's quite reddish. (The central pin seems to
> be steel of some sort.) But I'm not familiar with Oilite, so I can't say for
Yes, that is a sintered bronze bushing, made by compressing
powdered bronze in a press.
The pores allow oil to flow from the cotton packing around
it to the bushing/journal interface.
If you open one of these up, make sure to oil the cotton
packing to supply oil gradually to the bearing.
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