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Whats the lubricant used for the carriage rods?

Discussion in 'Hewlett Packard' started by Dukenukem117, Sep 2, 2020.

  1. Dukenukem117

    Dukenukem117 Member

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    I'm reading the contents of the $275 maintenance kit, and it doesn't seem like a lot of stuff to justify $275.

    In the box: 10 Sponges, 1 Cleaner Sponge, 3 Helical P-Wheel, and 1 Lubricant Oil Bottle

    I don't know what the 'helical P-wheels' are but a tiny bottle of lubricant should not cost $250. Does anyone just kit-bash this together with easy to find off-the-shelf stuff?

    Amazon sells these cleaning sticks which probably substitutes for something. I just wish I knew what the Helical P-wheel is.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07QVPCK5M/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A1A6M3U1FNZXGO&psc=1

    One of the reviewers of this reports that it works with his HP Z6100.
    https://www.amazon.com/Liberty-Oil-Synthetic-Lubricating-Machines/dp/B008QNQ2VE


    Here's what the kit looks like, but I don't see any pinch wheels. I'm guessing the little tear bags are just filled with more sponges.
    https://www.grimco.com/Catalog/Products/HPLATEX300500USERMAINTENANCEKIT

    I think these are the pinchwheels. Not sure how many more you get by ordering it though, or how frequently these break.
    http://www.partshere.com/online/detail.asp?partno=M0E29-67025
     
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  2. ChicagoGraphics

    ChicagoGraphics Major Contributor

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    All I ever used was WD40
     
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    ikarasu Very Active Member

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    I read paper shredder oil works good. We bought a bottle and have been using it for months and there's no ill effects. Heck... Since its so cheap it's become part of our bi-weekly maintenance.... We clean the rod and relube it. It's probably overkill, but it takes 2 mins so why not.


    https://www.amazon.com/Fellowes-352...ords=paper+shredder+oil&qid=1599125640&sr=8-3

    Then we got.the needle tip bottles.

    https://www.amazon.com/DEPEPE-Appli...words=needle+tip+bottle&qid=1599125670&sr=8-4


    Even with lubing 3 machines every other week I feel like we'll never run out. One bottle filled close to 20 of the small bottles... Not bad for $15
     
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    ikarasu Very Active Member

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    Helical p wheel = Helical pinch wheel.

    I've had one break once do to a bad media jam. Other than that nothing... Good to have some on hand just incase. But I doubt they'll be a part of your regular maintenance.
     
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    Try to buy a maintenance kit for a latex 3000. $1500 nearly fell off my chair. Pieces of felt and some oil.
     
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  6. Reveal1

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    I like the shredder oil idea - can use that on my electric razor and hair trimmer.
     
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    WD-40 isn't actually a true lubricant. WD stands for "water displacing" and its main use is as a solvent or rust dissolver.
    The lubricant-like properties of WD-40 come not from the substance itself, but from dissolving components. And the effect doesn't last.
     
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    KY jelly
     
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  10. zspace

    zspace Merchant Member

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    Just guessing sewing machine oil should work. It's a light machine oil that we use on a lot.
     
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  11. Reveal1

    Reveal1 Active Member

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    Partially true. Definitely lubricants in their 'secret' formula but also solvents and for that reason I would not use near plastics or sensitive electrical components. From Wikipedia:
     
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    Reveal1 Active Member

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    Knowing JB is not a dirty old man, he must be referring to the condiment made from fruit of the great state of Kentucky.
     
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    As matter of Fact it is NYE OIL.

    You can get a 4 oz. bottle off amazon for like $30
    You can buy a 6 oz bottle from HP for $90

    Again it is Nye Oil.

    Has an interesting History Google Nye Oil
    interesting read.
     

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  14. d fleming

    d fleming Very Active Member

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    But it's great to spray your bait with when fishing.
     
  15. Dukenukem117

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