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Lubrication

Posted: September 28th, 2016, 7:16 pm
by ellison
I oiled the mechanical plastic pieces of my PS1 with Hoppe's No. 9 gun oil. I know some types of oil are bad for ABS, but good look finding the chemical composition of name brand lubricants. What lubricants have you guys used on your PlayStations and what are the results? So far the No. 9 oil has adhered well and is doing it's job without discoloring the plastic over the course of 5 days, but I'll probably clean it off and use something that's better understood in regards to ABS compatibility.

Re: Lubrication

Posted: September 28th, 2016, 7:19 pm
by Shadow
White Lithium Grease.

Re: Lubrication

Posted: September 29th, 2016, 12:46 am
by ~PSXLoVeR95~
Never use oil for the laser mecha :)
Use lithium grease like Shadow said or Tamiya grease (amazing grease!!!)
Use WD-40 for the mabuchi motor and sled motor, after that, remove the excess with some napkin ^^!
That's it, it's miraculous treatment and your PS will thank you from the bottom of his heart!

Re: Lubrication

Posted: September 29th, 2016, 1:02 am
by Shadow
~PSXLoVeR95~ wrote:Use WD-40 for the mabuchi motor and sled motor, after that, remove the excess with some napkin ^^!
I believe WD-40 will destroy the ABS. You'd want to use a lighter oil like sewing machine oil in that case.

Re: Lubrication

Posted: September 29th, 2016, 4:01 am
by allanjmar
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I have been using this White Lithium Grease for years with no issues at all.

Re: Lubrication

Posted: September 29th, 2016, 6:57 am
by ~PSXLoVeR95~
Shadow wrote: I believe WD-40 will destroy the ABS. You'd want to use a lighter oil like sewing machine oil in that case.
You can use a lighter oil, but should be not conductive. It's a very important thing ^^
Well, i'm using the WD-40 only for the motor and it works pretty awesome :) (no motor gripping anymore).
Just, spray a little bit in this hole :
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Be careful with excess, it can contaminated the disc :(
All the best with your PS!
Oh, i forgot, this video should be useful :) :
https://youtu.be/wCZ7DiFGuYM?t=43m1s

Re: Lubrication

Posted: September 29th, 2016, 9:11 pm
by Shadow
~PSXLoVeR95~ wrote:WD-40...
Ah, if you're using it on the motor stator/armature then that is okay :)

Re: Lubrication

Posted: September 29th, 2016, 10:15 pm
by likeabaus
Personally I've been using very small amounts of WD-40 as needed on the sled rails of game consoles (as needed) for years without a hitch. You just want to use a tiny dab of it on each rail and converted it smoothly and even. There shouldn't be any excess that drips off. If so, you've way over done it, and you'll have serious issues lol. Better to use too little than too much...

Re: Lubrication

Posted: September 29th, 2016, 10:53 pm
by ~PSXLoVeR95~
Shadow wrote: Ah, if you're using it on the motor stator/armature then that is okay :)
The WD-40 is amazing, but maybe there must be a better oil :)...!

Re: Lubrication

Posted: March 21st, 2019, 8:49 am
by damiank94
What can be used to lubricate spindle and sled motor?

Re: Lubrication

Posted: March 22nd, 2019, 1:21 am
by Shadow
damiank94 wrote:
March 21st, 2019, 8:49 am
What can be used to lubricate spindle and sled motor?
You don't lucubrate the spindle but the motor can be lubricated with WD-40 as mentioned in this topic (though I'd personally recommend a light clock oil instead since WD-40 had additives), but 'White Lithium Grease' can be used on all the plastic rubbing parts. I've heard also that 'Teflon Grease' can be used, but that's harder to find.

Re: Lubrication

Posted: March 22nd, 2019, 2:19 am
by damiank94
Shadow wrote:
March 22nd, 2019, 1:21 am
You don't lucubrate the spindle
I know that. By "spindle and sled motor" I mean both motors. WD-40 is cleaner not lubricant, so I don't think that's good idea. But I'll check that clock oil.