[clug] Re: Config & software for BigPong Adsl (Sam Couter)

Tomasz Ciolek tmc at dreamcraft.com.au
Mon Nov 24 23:06:04 EST 2003

 I persdonally use the evil teflon based lubricant... 


On Mon, Nov 24, 2003 at 08:57:16PM +1100, Basil Chupin wrote:
> Rodney Peters wrote:
> >>Alex Satrapa <grail at goldweb.com.au> wrote:
> >>
> >>>Can anyone advise on using sewing machine oil in DC fans?  I'm sure
> >>>I've read enough people saying "don't do it" without any "because"
> >>>clauses. Apart from fans, the remainder of my noise issues are the hard
> >>>drives, which I've found replacements for.
> >>
> >>I've never heard anyone say "Don't do it", and I've personally done it.
> >>I've repaired many gunked-up fans by dismantling, cleaning and oiling
> >>them. So far so good.
> >>
> >>If you're truly worried, you could maybe get graphite-based RC car
> >>gearbox grease from a hobby shop and use that. Use sparingly. Very
> >>expensive. I don't know if this really is a good solution though, as I
> >>don't know what the problem is supposed to be.
> >>
> >
> >
> >Mueller in " Upgrading & Repairing PCs" suggests using WD40 or equivalent 
> >because it is a non-oily silicone lubricant and does not attract dust.
> >
> >I have found that such fluids do noticeably quieten CPU fans as well as 
> >case/
> >PS fans.  Sewing M/c oil is probably too viscous for such small sleeve 
> >bearings (unless they are excessively worn).
> <Rest pruned>
> Me thinks Mueller (whoever he is) does not know what he is talking about 
>  or the WD40 he buys is not the same as the WD40 we have available.
> WD40 is mostly kerosene.
> A non-sticky lubricant would be something like Selleys EZY GLIDE which 
> you buy at a car parts store.
> To lubricate fan bearings use 3-in-1 oil, or equivalent. I use it on all 
> the fans. If you are looking for it in Big-W at Woden Plaza then you 
> will find it in the Gardening section -yes, gardening :-) .
> Read all about lubricating your fan bearing in Dan's article on the 
> subject on his site www.dansdata.com  (Dan is a local lad; local as in 
> Australian).
> Cheers.
> -- 
> Wagner's music is really not as bad as it sounds.

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