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Unread 12-29-2001, 10:59 PM   #1
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Default Reducing Fan Noise using Lubricant

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?
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Unread 12-29-2001, 11:38 PM   #2
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I had something posted on that well over a year ago

http://www.procooling.com/reviews/ht...ubricant.shtml

and yes it does work.
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Unread 12-30-2001, 12:05 AM   #3
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cool. Thanks Joe!
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Unread 12-31-2001, 03:50 PM   #4
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I did that to all my fans, just poured some sewing machine oil into the bearing.
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Unread 12-31-2001, 03:55 PM   #5
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Brad you gotta reconize what that green goop is that I used, you work at an R/C shop
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Unread 12-31-2001, 04:18 PM   #6
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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
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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).
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Unread 01-05-2002, 06:15 AM   #8
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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
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Hmm need to get some oil I think
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Unread 01-07-2002, 09:38 PM   #10
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on my sunon's at low speed I could hear the motors quite a bit, now I can just hear wind noise
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with a fan there are usually 2 bearing disks... how do you oil the one that is farther in there without takin everything apart?
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Unread 02-14-2002, 03:07 AM   #12
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no idea, unless the oil goes all the way through to the second bearing
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