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    Silicone shock oil to lubricate bearings in X-Maxx?

    I've used silicone shock oil to lubricate bearings in my helicopters. Am I correct in assuming I can use silicone shock oil to lubricate the bearings in my X-Maxx?
    Last edited by racin06; 01-07-2018 at 06:34 PM.

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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. 87 GN's Avatar
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    grease and oil will attract more dirt,
    which bearings?
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    The wheel bearings.

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    I use wd40


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    Wd40 is not a lube. There is oil designed specifically for the wheel bearings. Shock oil will lube the race well enough, but it may cause unwanted drag in the drive line....
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    I've always used marine grease, and pack it much like I do the wheel bearing on a 1:1 truck.

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    I think as long as your bearing is spinning freely, that's what matter.
    As long as there is no rust and clogging, silicon oil is just as good as any. But like other said, there is bearing oil(light/med) for wheels bearing, and marine grease is also great!
    Replace it with a new one if you don't want to waste time to clean the inside if they do clog. They are like 1 dollars each online.

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    Electric motor high speed bearing oil for all bearings if you're racing, and marine grade grease for all bearings if you're bashing.
    Last edited by ReglarGuy; 01-09-2018 at 05:03 PM.
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