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artemis0007
12-29-2001, 11:59 PM
Hi all!
I just read an old article on tweak3d which said that you could use some sort of lube to quiet down a noisy fan.

http://www.tweak3d.net/articles/quietcase/2.shtml

I was curious if anybody tried this out, and if so did it help?

Joe
12-30-2001, 12:38 AM
I had something posted on that well over a year ago ;)

http://www.procooling.com/reviews/html/green_slime-_fan_lubricant.shtml

and yes it does work.

artemis0007
12-30-2001, 01:05 AM
cool. Thanks Joe!

Brad
12-31-2001, 04:50 PM
I did that to all my fans, just poured some sewing machine oil into the bearing.

Joe
12-31-2001, 04:55 PM
Brad you gotta reconize what that green goop is that I used, you work at an R/C shop :)

Brad
12-31-2001, 05:18 PM
hehe, of course. Tamiya have their own name for it, which I can't remember right now. I do have a couple of tubes of it somewhere around here

Butcher
01-05-2002, 12:48 AM
How much does it quieten things down? My 172 makes a fair bit of bearing noise (being huge and all)I might lube it up a bit. Incidentally I have stripped it down previously and can get to the bearings themselves, would this be a better bet or not worth the effort? (it's a PITA to reassamble).

Brad
01-05-2002, 07:15 AM
just pour a whole pile of oil into the fan, see what it does to it's noise. if it doesn't drop it too much, then I'd look into playing with pulling it apart

Butcher
01-05-2002, 09:36 AM
Hmm need to get some oil I think :)

Brad
01-07-2002, 10:38 PM
on my sunon's at low speed I could hear the motors quite a bit, now I can just hear wind noise

DigitalChaos
02-13-2002, 08:51 PM
with a fan there are usually 2 bearing disks... how do you oil the one that is farther in there without takin everything apart?

Brad
02-14-2002, 04:07 AM
no idea, unless the oil goes all the way through to the second bearing