Which is the better lube for my bearings?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Hardware' started by Bladen, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. Creekin

    Creekin (Taking a Break)

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    :o
    u can talk! banjo pluckin tasweigan! :lol:

    any more south and ur in the antarctic! :p
     
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    This is true.....

    On topic - Never thought of lubing the fan bearings. Might have to remember this next time one of them is singing the friggin' tappit orchestra
     
  3. Intensity

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    Is that a bad thing ? haha

    I like the cold. :D
     
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    Creekin (Taking a Break)

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    Was just about to shout "QUIET YOU" when I read "Dan", then clicked the link :p
     
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    Im more impressed it took til the 2nd page to go south tbh there is only so much you can say about lube before it gets interesting ......

    Sewing Machine oil ftw........ if your desperate butter from the fridge works well too
     
  7. pele93

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    Or if you're really desperate blood and/or tears work a treat :thumbup:
     
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    i hear the tears of Agg give you superhuman powers? Creekins just give you super porn-searching powers..... :Paranoid:
     
  9. Creekin

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    noob tears work best... :thumbup:

    something to do with viscosity...

    also taste like chicken :lol:
     
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    Im thinking he will be quietly sobbing when he reads the degeneration of his pride and joy :)

    Quick get a tissue to soak em up so we can bottle them
     
  11. Aetherone

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    Get it early enough with engine oil and the blades might wear out first :p

    It is harder to get it in the bearing, but works a treat when it does. Sewing machine oil is easier to apply, which is good because it doesn't have staying power so you'll do it again soon enough.
     
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    Ok thanks for all the replies.

    I have been busy lately with lots of overtime and TAFE work.

    I ended up just using the Singer All Purpose Oil (sewing machine oil). The Ultra Kaze's don't seem to click as much as they did when on low RPM's - they are hooked up to a Sunbeam Rheobus Extreme. They still have a slight audible click. I don't know at what RPM I have them set to though, but it is a lot less than 3000. I want fans with the ability to increase their performance. If you buy a slow and quiet fan, you are stuck with a slow and quiet fan. If you buy a fast and loud fan, you can control it to make it slower and quieter.

    Based on the comments of this thread, in the future I will re-purpose some of my clean engine oil when I buy some for the next service into a small bottle and use that as a fan lube.

    I have 3 Zalman ZM-F3's in the front of my case that I will protectively re-lube. They are not clicking or anything even when on low RPM.

    The fans were purchased about 2 years ago, however I have only had them running for about a month. I put them aside in order to use them on a large CPU heatsink, but in the end I never got one. As I said above though, I service my car myself and will not need to buy a whole bottle of oil for this purpose, I will simply use some clean oil from the bottle before I service my car.

    Until now, I have ordered an Antec Khuler 920, which I will be picking up from the post office in about 20 minutes (but I won't have time to install it for a couple of months, as I want to modify my case to fit it in a non-standard location).
     
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    Ditto, I also find this very good.
     
  14. wildemere

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    I use ATF.

    Automatic Transmission Fluid is an excellent light weight lube.
     
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    Electrical lubricant, pressure pak can

    So many off-topic replies here. Some are so funny.

    If you use electrical equipment - use specialized can of electrical lube: Jaycar, Dick Smith, etc. Good also for stuck & noisy switches of all voltages. Avoid ORGANIC LUBES - cos they deteriorate, collect other organic rubbish, and destroy / stick to other organics (eg organic plastics).

    I have all my spraycan lubes in small size, stored in the one convenient place. They don't deteriorate (no moisture nearby) & last decades. WD40 is ok for gate hinges, outdoors. Generally silicon grease is better.
     
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    They usually are when Creekins in here on the prowl :lol:
     

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