Thank you for the information. I wanted to try
something conservative first before rebuilding the pto
mechanicaly. I have the kit from ten tec and am all
set to go if my fix doesn't hold.
--- "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com> wrote:
> the corsair pto is like the delta 580 and triton IV.
> I have dis- assembled,cleaned and re-greased 2
> tritons and my delta. Takes about 45 minutes for the
> 1st one then even less when you been there before.
> there is a 3 ball ball bearing and the the pto has a
> shaft inside a shaft along with a worm drive.
> everything in there rides in the grease that turns
> into a tar like substance with age. I use isopropyl
> and a ton of q tips to clean it all out then
> re-grease with a synthetic. effortlessly smooooth
> when all finished. It's worth the 45 minutes of time
> for the end result.
> Larry N1YW
> -- bruce bennett <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Not wanting to tear down my pto, I tried to lube the
> shaft of the pto with wd 40. Seemed to help but far
> from curing the freq shifts I was experiencing when
> tuning the rig. So decided to try something
> I have on hand a product called Tetra 500. It is a
> polymer and not a oil. Very fine particles in the
> are rubbed into the surface of bearing mechanicaly.
> Since it is synthetic it should not harden. So first
> sprayed the shaft of the pto with tuner cleaner and
> ran the dial up and down the band several times.
> Seemed to help loosen up that stiff grease in the
> I then applied one drop of the tetra product with a
> screwdriver and sprayed again with the tuner
> My idea was to help the tetra to penetrate into the
> pto, with the thin tuner cleaner, and it seemed to
> work. I have had this rig since 1984 and can not
> recall it working any better than it is now. No
> in freq and very easy to turn. Will it stiffen up in
> the future? I don't know, but the advertisement says
> tetra is rubbed into the microscopic pores of the
> metal so I am hopeful that it is a permanent cure.
> i do not sell or work for the company.
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