[xk] Wiper Motor Lubrication and such

While I am in the process of “getting there” I have the wiper motor on my
workbench and have taken the various plates off to expose the gears and drives.
What type of grease should I use in the various areas?

  1. Slide mechanism with gear (white grease is in there now)
  2. Small gear mechanism (looks like a clear type of grease but dirty)
  3. The several gear drives for the individual wiper blade as well as the
    cable.
    Your input would be appreciated!
    I noticed, contrary to popular information/opinion, there are at least 3
    PHILIP’S HEAD SCREWS used on the wiper.
    FYI

ML;
Personally, I’d use the “white grease”… You want something that
will lubricate, not “melt” in high temps (in case you come to Texas) and not
solidify in cold temps or with age, thus causing the wiper motor to work
harder and wipe slower than it already does…
This all assumes, of course, that you will actually drive the FHC when
it’s raining ;-}
Charles #677556.

While I am in the process of “getting there” I have the wiper motor on my
workbench and have taken the various plates off to expose the gears and
drives.----- Original Message -----
From: Fhc12001@aol.com
What type of grease should I use in the various areas?

  1. Slide mechanism with gear (white grease is in there now)
  2. Small gear mechanism (looks like a clear type of grease but dirty)
  3. The several gear drives for the individual wiper blade as well as the
    cable.
    Your input would be appreciated!
    I noticed, contrary to popular information/opinion, there are at least 3
    PHILIP’S HEAD SCREWS used on the wiper.
    FYI

Charles and others,

I have used a high-melting point grease with no problems. And surely the point of having a fixed-head is precisely so you can drive it in the rain. I know I do.

Regards,

David Lonsdale
Cirencester, UK
120FHC #681396

Charles & listers,
It seems Dupont makes some extreme temperature greases under the name
“Krytox”.
If you do a searh on that, you just might find information on what you are
looking for.
Roar

[Original Message]
From: BISHOP-13 bishop-13@ispwest.com
To: xk@jag-lovers.org
Date: 1/31/04 3:04:24 PM
Subject: Re: [xk] Wiper Motor Lubrication and such

ML;
Personally, I’d use the “white grease”… You want something that
will lubricate, not “melt” in high temps (in case you come to Texas) and
not
solidify in cold temps or with age, thus causing the wiper motor to work
harder and wipe slower than it already does…
This all assumes, of course, that you will actually drive the FHC
when
it’s raining ;-}
Charles #677556.

----- Original Message -----
From: Fhc12001@aol.com

While I am in the process of “getting there” I have the wiper motor on
my> > workbench and have taken the various plates off to expose the gears and
drives.

What type of grease should I use in the various areas?

  1. Slide mechanism with gear (white grease is in there now)
  2. Small gear mechanism (looks like a clear type of grease but dirty)
  3. The several gear drives for the individual wiper blade as well as the
    cable.
    Your input would be appreciated!
    I noticed, contrary to popular information/opinion, there are at least 3
    PHILIP’S HEAD SCREWS used on the wiper.
    FYI