[TenTec] PTO grease

Robert & Linda McGraw K4TAX RMcGraw@Blomand.Net
Wed, 04 Sep 2002 16:04:33 -0500

I would think some of the Dow Corning viscous fluid in a viscosity range of,
as I recall, 25000 to 50000 might be great.  It's viscosity is very stable
over a wide temperature range and does not appear to evaporate after years
of use.  (We used the stuff as a damping fluid in some disk cutting
equipment at the recording studio.  If anyone has knowledge of a
Scully/Westrex cutting system dash pot, you'll know what I'm speaking of.)


----- Original Message -----
From: "Stuart Rohre" <rohre@arlut.utexas.edu>
To: <AC5E@aol.com>; <jhw@rti.org>
Cc: <tentec@contesting.com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 04, 2002 3:48 PM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] PTO grease

> I would caution against Lubriplate, it hardened after many years and
> exposure to industrial lab environment in a couple places I know.  I think
> it is petroleum based, like the red greases.  All those seem to harden
> time and heat.  Synthetic grease like Dow 44 High Temperature Ball Bearing
> grease stays pliable after 32 years.  Of course, the temperature and
> humidity environment affects the product, thus in some places Lubriplate
> might work.  In cars, it often hardens in exposure to air and the outside
> elements.  It is what was commonly used for Detroit's hood and trunk
> until more recent greases displaced it.
> 73,
> Stuart K5KVH
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