Way Outta Control
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: The Palouse
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Re: Lube Wiper Assembly? With?
Some bearings are "oilless", that is they ooze lubericant through out their life and are "self-oiling." Usally their a copper/brass alloy. The problem with these bearings is that unitl they fail no one knows if their really bad. And after you notice they've failed, the shafts that rotate in them are scored and deformed.
Me, I like a good coating of white litium on everything inside the windhield, and about once every three months I remove the wiper arms and drip some light machine oil onto the shafts and bearings while the wipers are turned on. I've thought about graphite, but it's just too messy and I've not found a suspension I really liked. So, a light oil works for me. It's been 5 years on the same set of bearings and shafts with no problems.
One of the best light oils I've found is "Breakfree," it's found in gun shops, and is teflon based. I've used it on anythng that's moved from my leg to my car for the last 15 years... great stuff... I'd highly recommend it.
Jaffer is correct about heavy lubericants freezing...so with what ever you decide to use... go easy. Don't create more problems than you cure.
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