Gearbox lubrication and O-ring grease

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Derek Attree
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Gearbox lubrication and O-ring grease

Post by Derek Attree » Tue Oct 09, 2007 1:44 pm

Hi Guys
I was wondering what Lubrication people use in the drive gearboxes
on the Tanks and also what is the best type of grease for the O-rings
on the suspension arms.... :wink:

Thanks

Derek
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Post by chris fry » Tue Oct 09, 2007 3:42 pm

hello derek,
i use a grease called superlube, it,s a clear synthetic grease and is impervious of water, not to sure of cost as i get it from work, i used it on all drive gears bearings and orings,

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Post by Paul Wills » Tue Oct 09, 2007 7:27 pm

Hi Derek,

I use super lube as well, it is a PTFE based grease, and as Chris says it's impervious to water. It only costs about £5, and comes in a spray tin or a tube for your grease gun.

Paul :wink: .

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Post by Allan Richards » Wed Oct 10, 2007 9:27 am

For the gears in the final drive casing any general purpose grease will do. You will find that the Armortek drive trains are very smooth. I wouldagree that you definately need waterproof grease on the suspension arms.

When I bolted the final drive housings to the hull side of my Tiger I smeared some silicone sealer to the mating surfaces to ensure a seal from water. Instant gasket would also work but only a thin smear.
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Post by Derek Attree » Wed Oct 10, 2007 9:55 am

Thanks Guys
I have superlube so I will use it too.

Derek
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