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Old 05-20-2020, 05:44 PM   #1
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Lubricating stabilizer jacks?

I have a new wildwood fsx and getting it ready to travel. What do i apply to stabilizer jacks for Lubrication?
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Old 05-20-2020, 07:28 PM   #2
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Are they manual or automatic? Manual you can use WD40 or anything like that,Auto ,I'm not sure if you can use anything on them ,
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Old 05-20-2020, 07:41 PM   #3
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In the past I have used white lithium grease but I dont like the white residue against the black stabilizer. And it does collect dirt and gunk. Wiping off the excess is a dirty job.

I've also used WD-40 in a pinch.

Lately I've been using the same silicone spray I use on my slideout rails.

Sprays will drip wherever used so I try to cover the area as best I can with a utility tarp and then wipe down the tarp with paper towels for the next miscellaneous job.

I think the important thing is to lubricate them with something and run them up and down a few times to get it all coated.

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They are manual jacks. Did not know auto were an option.
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i use anti sieze. run the brush across the threads and run the jack up and down and it coats it nicely.
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Old 06-10-2020, 02:16 PM   #7
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i generally use some sort of spray lube as well, but have been thinking, would regular old wheel bearing grease create any issues. i know it will work, and might collect some dirt, but dont they mostly all do that?
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You need to use a "dry lube'. It won't collect dust and dirt. Spray it on. work them up and down a few times and your done!
Oh yea......clean them first!
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Old 06-10-2020, 05:18 PM   #9
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I use silicone spray.
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Old 06-11-2020, 08:51 PM   #11
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Not sure about a heavy grease but, I can not recommend it. The important thing is to wipe them clean and spray a bit of lube. It is not so much that one is protecting the shaft from rust but lubing the seal and keeping dirt from cutting the seal. Be sure to wipe the cylinder recess. The shaft is a harden chrome steel and probably will never rust, well, almost never.
Also, with the bare hand, feel for any nicks or sharp edges on the shaft. If you feel any, use a very fine sand paper and gently buff the sharp edge.
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I use a dry lube. Do not use something like grease that attracts dirt. Worst thing you can do since these are out in the dust ALL the time.
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Not sure about a heavy grease but, I can not recommend it. The important thing is to wipe them clean and spray a bit of lube. It is not so much that one is protecting the shaft from rust but lubing the seal and keeping dirt from cutting the seal. Be sure to wipe the cylinder recess. The shaft is a harden chrome steel and probably will never rust, well, almost never.
Also, with the bare hand, feel for any nicks or sharp edges on the shaft. If you feel any, use a very fine sand paper and gently buff the sharp edge.
On a scissor jack?!?
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On a scissor jack?!?
Now that is funny. I read the entire post and not once thought scissor jack. Please disregard my post.
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Now that is funny. I read the entire post and not once thought scissor jack. Please disregard my post.
I was trying to picture a really fancy scissor jack!
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I was trying to picture a really fancy scissor jack!
LOL. I wish our scissor jacks were built like that.
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