OT Ranting (blather blather blather) Re: In defense of NASA: was Re: Wirin' up blinkenlightsr

From: William Donzelli <aw288_at_osfn.org>
Date: Mon Jun 12 23:29:08 2000

> I normally soak ball races, etc in petrol (best) or paraffin (safer, but
> not so good) to get the old lubricant out.

The main ingredient of WD-40, Stoddard solvent, is a form of paraffin

> I never run an 'unknown' motor or mechanical device without checking the
> lubrication and probably replacing it. I remember the comment in the BRPE
> service manual 'running this punch for 10 seconds without lubrication
> will ruin it' or words to that effect. Oil/grease are a lot cheaper than
> mechancial parts!

The grease and oil on some of these punches/readers is creeping up on 40
years old. It just isn't any good anymore, even if it "looks OK".

Most fans, too.

William Donzelli
Received on Mon Jun 12 2000 - 23:29:08 BST

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