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Re: Dynamo chain slack?
« Reply #15 on: 27.03. 2013 16:26 »
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Re: Dynamo chain slack?
« Reply #16 on: 31.03. 2013 14:25 »
Hi Guys, I am using Moreys grease on my dynamo chain, don't know what grade it is as I have had it for years and the paper label disappeared  years ago, but if you put your finger in the grease and raise it vertically you get a string of grease about a metre long before it breaks. It sticks to gears and chains like s*~t to a blanket. As for greasing a timing belt, what would you use, as ordinary grease will perish rubber quicker than anything. Unless the belt is silicone rubber of course? Gerry
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Re: Dynamo chain slack?
« Reply #17 on: 01.04. 2013 00:53 »
There are organic type greases used in machinery that are for food production. They are used on grape harvesters where you dont want your bottle of plonk contaminated!
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Re: Dynamo chain slack?
« Reply #18 on: 01.04. 2013 01:08 »
Also maybe check the chain for uneven tension, ie rotate the engine and check chain at different points.
(and once I managed to do a ghastly mistake when doing just that. I'll tell the story one day *red* ...hint: remove both sparkplugs before trying to rotate engine...)
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Re: Dynamo chain slack?
« Reply #19 on: 01.04. 2013 04:42 »
Ha, yep done that too e. Winding crank over on the racer by spanner on the crank nut. Never did find that spanner. Next lunar mission might.
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Re: Dynamo chain slack?
« Reply #20 on: 01.04. 2013 10:16 »
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Unless the belt is silicone rubber of course? Gerry

just exactly what they are I think, SRM one is steel re-enforced red or clear type synthetic material - seem pretty tough.

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Next lunar mission might.

along with that grease gun Capt Janeway let slip ( not only OT but sexist too ) *smiley4*
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