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Old 07-09-2014, 09:48 PM   #1
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8314 BSS slide gears

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My unit has two slides. While I was under it checking tire pressure I noticed that the gear system on both slides are completely dry. I would think that they would have lubricated the gears at the factory. Has anyone else noticed this and is it cause for concern?

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Old 07-09-2014, 10:11 PM   #2
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My unit has two slides. While I was under it checking tire pressure I noticed that the gear system on both slides are completely dry. I would think that they would have lubricated the gears at the factory. Has anyone else noticed this and is it cause for concern?

Thanks and I always enjoy coming here to see what everyone else is dealing with.

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That black compound looks like Bitumastic or similar asphalt derived gear preservative. The purpose is more preservation than lube cause of the slow speed engagement. You would be better to coat them the way they are with a non oil derived preserve/lube such as a Moly Kote or Lithium lube, won't attract and hold dirt.
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Old 07-15-2014, 09:38 AM   #3
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I had a gear failure, the rack and pinion looked allot like yours does in that picture. Use a good dry lube on them and you should not have any trouble.
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Old 07-15-2014, 10:18 AM   #4
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8314 BSS slide gears

Thanks for the suggestions. I bought a 1 pound can of lithium lube and when we take it out next and I have the slides out I'll apply a coat of lithium lube. Again thanks for the suggestions.


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