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Re: [TenTec] pto on corsair lube

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] pto on corsair lube
From: CATFISHTWO@aol.com
Reply-to: Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2006 14:13:20 EST
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somewhere back down the road I heard tell that WD40 is actually not a  
lubricant, it is a water displacement fluid primarily, with only a trace of  
lubricant in it.. I know if you spray a squeak with it it comes back real 
on of my favorite products is KROIL. has 1 micron particles, is a  
penetrating oil. gets in to everything, we used it on the bridges for frozen  
pins in 
the rocker boxes and such.
tom N6AJR
In a message dated 2/20/2006 6:36:31 A.M. Pacific Standard Time,  
k2pdj2000@yahoo.com writes:

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 different.
I have on  hand a product called Tetra 500. It is a
polymer and not a oil. Very fine  particles in the lube
are rubbed into the surface of bearing  mechanicaly.
Since it is synthetic it should not harden. So first  I
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 pto.
I then applied one drop of the tetra product with  a
screwdriver and sprayed again with the tuner cleaner.
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 shift
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. Btw
i do not sell or work for the  company. 

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