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Greasing the gears of Gen 2 headlights? by NetCam
Started on: 08-06-2013 08:20 PM
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I just got new bump stops for my Gen 2 headlights and going to put them back together tomorrow. When I rebuilt my Gen 1 lights I used the grease that came from Rodney with the rebuild kit (Aluminium gears). I've looked around but can't find anything about greasing the Gen 2 gears. Is this a good idea/mandatory? I'm just putting in new stops (Ford window motor regulator plugs actually) but using the stock nylon gears. Should I lube up the inside, and if so, what is a good lube, would this do?

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For the number of turns those will make in your lifetime the plastic gears don't need a thing. But you have it so just pack it in and be happy you have it covered both ways. Larry
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I used the type of plastic-compatible grease they sell for use on model trains (locomotives have the same type of nylon gears). Brand name was LaBelle. They probably have it at Hobby Lobby; if not, its probably available online.
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Synthetic brake slider grease won't harm the plastic or the bump stops in the motor. A common brand is Syl-Glide Brake Lubricant. It's also high temp so it doesn't melt away.
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I would worry sil glide would cause drag.
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Use Superlube synthetic in a tube. You can find it at your local hardware store. $6-7.
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Originally posted by 2.5:

I would worry sil glide would cause drag.


I've been using it for 3-4 years on all the motors I rebuild for customers. So far, I haven't had a return other than for poor quality gears.
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Report this Post08-07-2013 09:48 PM Click Here to See the Profile for NetCamClick Here to visit NetCam's HomePageSend a Private Message to NetCamEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
OK, I swear I saw somebody post something about Permatex synthetic brake lube, but I don't see it now. Anyway, that's what I found at my local automotive store while picking up the muffler to use in my 3800sc swap. Motor is back together and working great, so quiet I could still hear the crickets chirping while it was going up and down!
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