Regulator grease?

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  1. BSJ

    BSJ New Member

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    What kind of grease or oil do Lane/Huma use in their regulators? Is it a thick oil, or a thin grease...? [​IMG]

    The clear runny stuff in syringes, not the "divers" grease in tubs.

    The stuff that when you try to squeeze out a small amount, the plunger suddenly slips right to the bottom and shoots out all of it!!!
     
  2. NeilM

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    I don't know about HUMA, but there is a Lane video on youtube where he shows how to strip, clean, and rebuild one of his regs.
     
  3. Monty

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    DYNO DAVE Senior Member

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    Best fittings , I've been using there grease for years all the regs I build , with no problems.
    Regards Dave
     
  5. chrisc

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    Krytox GPL205 for me ....i'm not 100% sure but i think Phil might be using the same. I use a tiny amount for the Steyr reg o rings so hopefully the (rather expensive) tube should last a long time.
     
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    hmangphilly Not quite a full phil

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    Krytox.............. 205
    or
    105 oil (thin grease)

    depending on what mood I'm in .

    Tiny tiny tinyest amount .

    Same for springer piston o rings ............the looooonatic Farnworth wanted to slap it all over the spring too . I had to calm him down .

    Costly but will last you for ever .
     
  7. Monty

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    The 105 and 205 doesn't appear on the Krytox product bumf any more, looks like it's been replaced by 106 and 206. Same stuff but 20% more expensive no doubt :( In one of the Lane rebuild your reg youtube vids it looks like Farnworth is applying the moly lube with his usual enthusiasm. I'd say it's a rather excessive quantity, everything is absolutely caked with it :eek:
     
  8. hmangphilly

    hmangphilly Not quite a full phil

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    It the Henry Cooper method

    You're too young for that probably
     
  9. TenMetrePeter

    TenMetrePeter 10 metre long member

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    Hi. just looked it up. Apart from heat and pressure inertness does that stuff actually lubricate other moving metal parts like bolts and trigger sears where I would normally use moly grease?
    I'm guessing all traces of petroleum greases have to be removed on rebuilds?
     
  10. hmangphilly

    hmangphilly Not quite a full phil

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    That's exactly what the suppliers say to do
     
  11. Monty

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    Splash it all over :D
     

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