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Old 05-17-2006, 01:32 AM   #1
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What Grease to use on Servo gears...

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I am thinking of re greasing my some of old S-148s and S3003s so they would work smoothly, i have been thinking to get white lithiumn grease for this job, what do you guys suggest, mind you servos are fine but with little lubrication these will do better job!....

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Tamiya make some nice ceramic grease for their R/C cars that should work. I've used a teflon based lube called Super Lube with excellent results.

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Plastic servo gears do not require any grease. The nylon is actually more slippery dry, than if it is greased. Greasing your servo gears will often lead to more drag on the gear and more load on your servo before it even gets to the output shaft.
If your servos are not running smoothly, replace the gears. They are probably worn, and greasing them will not bring them back to a new condition.

If you insist on greasing your servo gears anyway, save your money on anything exotic like beryllium or lithium grease. Just use plain old clear silicone grease. It is dielectric, clean, cheap and easy to get.

(The small amount of grease you often see around the top of the final output gear is there as a seal to keep dust and moisture out of the servo case.)
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