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Oil Change!


Jens Piotrowski SOC
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I was not happy with my current, recommended, choice of lubricant (Dumonde Tech Lite), especially in very cold temperatures. My XCS gimbal became stiff at first and needed to be loosened up by moving it around a couple of times.

 

So I did some research and ended up trying out the following bearing lubricant, with great success.

 

It's called: Muchmore Spin Lube Bearing MMRC3506

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Muchmore-Racing-Spin-Lube-Oil-Bearings-20ml-MMRC3506-/231031577937

 

http://www.muchmoreusa.com/chemicals/index.html

 

 

very, very low friction, compared to before

 

this is the actual product they use:

 

KAL-SUPERLUBE C68

 

http://www.kalnc.com/english/pro5_5.html

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how much are the bearing for the XCS gimbal? If you run dry you'll obviously wear them out sooner than you would with a drop or two of oil. I am just curious.

prices should be similar to the $800 PRO gimbal bearing? not sure why i would run it dry though, lubrication reduces friction and if you clean your gimbal every couple of month, dirt is not an issue

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A dry bearing (if a good bearing) is much slicker than one with even one drop in it. Clean out an old gimbal bearing and spin it, then add a drop and spin again. I would have never thought of running bit dry until I heard of a few guys doing it and asked Jack. He confirmed that many do it and it's way slicker, but beats up the bearing.

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