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Re: Pump lube

Postby sarc » Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:17 am

All I can say is I don't recommend white lithium grease or generic lubricant like 3 in one etc. My pump seals failed.

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Re: Pump lube

Postby revhed » Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:12 am

THX for replies! :thumb:
I have used WD-40, vaseline, white, normal, lithium grease,many oils from my wifes cooking supplies,motor oil, high tech RC heli motor oil,mineral oil, parafin oil, generic bike oil, spray silicone,3 in 1, ect...
A close friend had some old white generic silicone grease, tested, working by far the best!
ALL of the other lubes worked for a short period of time, as IMHO reacted with CHEAP rubber used in most pumps, and got gummy, sticky, attracted sand and dirt becoming stiff.
Did see inside my latest pump buys a very thin clear lube used, again very cheap brands, anyone know what they use?
Just wonder if silicone grease or oil would be better? :?:
I will also add I always use a good quality tape around top to cylinder threaded joint for added sand, dirt repulsion.
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Re: Pump lube

Postby iriejohn » Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:26 am

Have to say that with white lithium grease I've never seen any seal problems, neither do I see sand inside my pump (I regularly clean the pump which also has an effective air filter). But I also have silicon grease spray so in the future I'll use that instead of white lithium grease.

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Re: Pump lube

Postby POACHER » Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:41 pm

So far this has kept my 2012(?) pump alive. Seals seemed good after a thorough cleaning. Pretty visible where grains of sand have scored the pump chamber. I think the dry silicone fills those in and keeps the pressure. It's worked out for me.
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Re: Pump lube

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Re: Pump lube

Postby Herman » Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:25 am

That's only good for the bottom half, not sure you should put it directly on the shaft!
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Re: Pump lube

Postby beebad » Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:02 pm

I cleaned my 2.0 wmfg pump on my last trip. Wmfg says to use lithium grease , but i only had silicone grease and it works well. I cleaned every part of this pump and the 1-2 valve switch. The whole thing works ten times better when cleaned.

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Re: Pump lube

Postby Bille » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:15 pm

POACHER wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:41 pm
So far this has kept my 2012(?) pump alive.
... dry silicone
...
YEP ; that's the one i use . :thumb:

2005 Ozone pump, from the Instinct -Sport ; kite is
long dead, but the pump still works from using the dry silicon spray.

Bille

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When your done with the pump , then put it back in the car ; it
doesn't like the sun.

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Re: Pump lube

Postby iriejohn » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:14 pm

iriejohn wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:26 am
Have to say that with white lithium grease I've never seen any seal problems, neither do I see sand inside my pump (I regularly clean the pump which also has an effective air filter). But I also have silicon grease spray so in the future I'll use that instead of white lithium grease.
beebad wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:02 pm
I cleaned my 2.0 wmfg pump on my last trip. Wmfg says to use lithium grease , but i only had silicone grease and it works well. I cleaned every part of this pump and the 1-2 valve switch. The whole thing works ten times better when cleaned.
Oh, so WMFG recommends using lithium grease? OK, I'll use 50:50 lithium and silicone grease spray, that way I'm bound to be right. Right? :wink:


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