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What kind of grease on Carriage bearings?

Discussion in 'Mutoh' started by Graphics2u, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. Graphics2u

    Graphics2u Very Active Member

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    What kind of grease do you use on the bearing raceways? Will Lithium Grease be alright? I know it doesn't take very much at all.
     
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  2. chopper

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    on what machine?
    //chopper
     
  3. Graphics2u

    Graphics2u Very Active Member

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    Falcon II Outdoor, Sorry.
     
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    3-in-one oil.
     
  5. chopper

    chopper Very Active Member

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    I would go with the 3-1 also but I am no expert with your printer
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    I used lithium grease last nite, and it worked fine. You're right the very little you use I figured Lithium would be allright.
     
  7. Checkers

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    Check with the manufacturer.

    With some machines, oiling the bushings may do more harm than good.

    Checkers
     
  8. Graphics2u

    Graphics2u Very Active Member

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    Mutoh sells their own grease for it, but it can't be anything special.

    Is 3-1 able to stay on the rails with out dripping off?
     
  9. Graphics2u

    Graphics2u Very Active Member

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    Yeah, I think they do say not to put it on the bearing itself just the rails.
     
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    Mutoh Tech guy told me just a few drops of good old 3 in 1 oil
     
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    I use Mobile SCH100 synthetic grease
     
  14. randya

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    Yes, that will work as well.
     
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    I tried lithium grease on my Toucan LT raceways and it dried and left chunks of crud behind. I've since switched to silicon; just spray some on a foam swab and wipe down the track.
     
  16. John Butto

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    Ace Plumber's gease

    in a small tube at Ace Hardware, for bearings and sliding surfaces, resist temperatures, works great on the 1204
     
  17. Stealth Ryder

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    Once a month I clean and very, very lightly lubricate with 3 in 1 oil... Stress, very lightly...
     
  18. bob

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    When you say raceway do you mean the inner and/or outer bearing race, the cylinders between which the actual bearings ride, or do you mean the ways upon which the outer race of the bearing travels?

    If the former, a wee bit of silicone or 3-in-1 oil assuming the bearings are not sealed.

    If the latter, do nothing but clean the ways. There is little or no friction on a roller riding a way and lubrication does little but make a mess. Just make sure that the ways and the outer races of the bearings are always clean.
     
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