[TenTec] Lubricating Orion II Heat Sink Fan

Byron Cordes byroncordes at icloud.com
Mon Jul 15 13:35:46 EDT 2019

Can’t help but laugh. Hihi  sealed none lubricant bearing will normally outlast  lubricant bearings . Lubricant bearing is abuse with either to little or even worst to much lubricant. 
  We ask a lot from that little  muffin fan  when it squeals it’s saying my time is over, it’s been good but let me go!
 You could change the bearing , but a new super quiet fan is $30 . A new bearing ,  shipping will probably cost more than the bearing. Add a hour of time to the repair . The new one looks like a bargain .
  It’s raining here so I have some free time. Maybe I should order a bearing for my muff fan and next time it starts to rain and I don’t have much to do I can replace that bearing before it starts to squeal.                         Preventive Maintenance 
73s AC9PA Byron 

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> On Jul 15, 2019, at 12:13 PM, Kim Elmore <cw_de_n5op at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> You’re right, on all counts, of course! Especially since the vast majority of people will never keep whatever it helps cool long enough to wear out the bearings. If they do keep it that long, they’ll simply replace it, anyway because it takes less time and effort...
> Kim N5OP
> "People that make music together cannot be enemies, at least as long as the music lasts." -- Paul Hindemith
>> On Jul 15, 2019, at 9:36 AM, Michael Tortorella via TenTec <tentec at contesting.com> wrote:
>> I can't help inserting 2 cents here.  The fan manufacturers make tens of
>> millions, maybe hundreds of millions of these, and they are not going to add
>> even a penny of cost to each one if they can possibly avoid it.  And they
>> can avoid it by not putting in a zerk fitting that would, among other
>> things, ruin their replacement business.  In a way, it's perverse and an
>> abuse of Earth's finite resources, but that is the way we seem to have
>> chosen to organize our economy.  This probably bears more rational thought
>> and discussion but I'll leave it here for now.
>> 73, 
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