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02-10-2008 02:17 AM  10 years agoPost 1
FenderBean

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just wondering had to replace some servo gears

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02-10-2008 02:25 AM  10 years agoPost 2
Tony Whiteside

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well,cant promise anything,but i have had no problems
i think you should be fine.i am

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02-10-2008 09:46 AM  10 years agoPost 3
Furious Predator

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i have been using white lithium grease to lube my servo gears for about 4 years. no trouble.

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02-10-2008 09:54 AM  10 years agoPost 4
3D Heli Ireland

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On servo gears there should be no issues. However greasing exposed plastic gears with any type of grease is not good practice. It only serves to attract and hold dirt and dust and ultimately it will wear your gears faster than with no lube. Most plastic gears do not require lubrication to run free, just a proper mesh setting.

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02-10-2008 04:11 PM  10 years agoPost 5
FenderBean

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thanks

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02-10-2008 05:29 PM  10 years agoPost 6
WiscHeli

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Will lithium grease harm plastic gears?
NO ..... but I still use Tri Flow Heavy Grease on servo gears when i replace a set

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02-10-2008 06:52 PM  10 years agoPost 7
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I will put a negative here. My experience has been that lithium grease tends to harden some plastics over time (becoming brittle over the years). I would suggest using a grease that specifically says, "Safe for use on plastics". Tri Flow is okay, LaBelle 106 with teflon is okay, When I am wanting to be really safe, I use silicon grease meant for diving equipment. Ken

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