[ROVERNET - UK] lubricating heater motor

Fritz Rauschenberg wfritz at mindspring.com
Mon Jan 1 12:43:06 GMT 2007

Use synthetic grease-it won't congeal. Several are available. The one I
would use is a light weight one made for high-end bicycles. It is Pedro's
synthetic grease. It's a good product. Amsoil is also excellent but it is
heavier for automotive wheel bearings, primarily.

Fritz Rauschenberg

> [Original Message]
> From: peter king <peter at king-co.com>
> To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
> Date: 12/31/2006 12:15:22 PM
> Subject: [ROVERNET - UK] lubricating heater motor
> happy (almost)  new year to all!
> I've removed my 3500s heater blower to clean and re-lube, and am  
> wondering if anyone can recommend the lubricant I should use for the  
> shaft and bearing cups? Light oil is generally what has been  
> suggested on the web, but I noticed a small amount of grease in the  
> cup, and wonder if oil is correct? Grease, it seems to me, would  
> congeal and cause the motor to over-work in cold weather, but there's  
> nothing in the design of this motor housing to keep oil in, or to add  
> oil without removing the unit.
> Thanks for any thoughts.
> pk
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