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Title: grease
Post by: new start on November 30, 2006, 09:29:02 PM
can anyone recommend a suitable grease for my schottel drive units for the gears and shafts also where can i get some.
derek
Title: Re: grease
Post by: Tug-Kenny on November 30, 2006, 11:44:53 PM

You might like to visit your local garage workshops.
 
I was chatting to the man in mine and explained that I was building a model boat and he gave me a free 'scoop' of 'water pump'  grease.  Obviously designed to get wet.    ;D


Cheers...Ken
Title: Re: grease
Post by: HS93 (RIP) on November 30, 2006, 11:49:56 PM
As there are plastic gears you have to watch they are not melted. try looking at tamya model car  products as they are designed for the purpose. Peter
Title: Re: grease
Post by: White Ensign on December 11, 2006, 11:19:11 AM
The best is a grease with teflon, if there are plastic-gears inside. But just a reasonable quantity as the grease otherwise can harm the bearings (depending on the pressure on the gears).
Another excellent stuff is thick Silicone-oil.

Jörg
Title: Re: grease
Post by: cbr900 on December 11, 2006, 11:59:09 AM
I use wheel bearing grease in my schottel drives, and have not yet had a drive gear fail, four of the units are now over twenty years old and work perfectly......



Roy
Title: Re: grease
Post by: White Ensign on December 11, 2006, 11:26:08 PM
Roy, every bird sings his own song- as long as it works, everything`s fine   :D

Jörg

P.S.: One question could lead to 100 solutions....
Title: Re: grease
Post by: DickyD on December 12, 2006, 08:28:27 AM
Robbe do a grease made for what you want it for. Its called shaft lubricant. :)

Richard 8)