Mid-Season Clean & Lube

Mid-Season Clean & Lube

PostBy: Devil505 On: Sun Jan 06, 2008 8:31 pm

I just did an unexpected, mid-season cleanout & re-start of my Harman TLC-2000. I figured it wouldn't hurt to lube the shaker mechanism by spraying with WD-40, but I don't expect it will help much with the heat evaporating it quickly. Can anyone recomend a good, heat resistant lubrication to use on shaker mechanisms?
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
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Re: Mid-Season Clean & Lube

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Jan 06, 2008 9:45 pm

I've been using high temp wheel bearing grease on the accessible parts of the mechanism and the hinge pins. It lasts a little while, and smells up the house with the first fire.
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Re: Mid-Season Clean & Lube

PostBy: gambler On: Sun Jan 06, 2008 9:59 pm

Have you ever tried the spray on dry moly lube that they use for go-kart torque converter drives? It is designed to be used under high pressure, high heat applications. I suppose any moly lube would work.
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Re: Mid-Season Clean & Lube

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Jan 06, 2008 10:22 pm

gambler wrote:Have you ever tried the spray on dry moly lube that they use for go-kart torque converter drives? It is designed to be used under high pressure, high heat applications. I suppose any moly lube would work.


Sounds like a good idea, thanks.
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Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Mid-Season Clean & Lube

PostBy: SuperBeetle On: Mon Jan 07, 2008 4:26 pm

I have had my Mark II for 15 years. I have never lubricated the "internals" but have lubricated the hinge pins and the external shaker lever as well as the blower. Today, I took the grates out, replaced 4 fire bricks (that's all I have had to replace) and cleaned out the fire box. The only thing I noticed was the grates were warped about 1/64". Not bad for 15 years. I did replace the blower this season too so, I really have no complaints................and I bought this stove used. :dancing:
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Re: Mid-Season Clean & Lube

PostBy: Matthaus On: Mon Jan 07, 2008 5:26 pm

gambler wrote:Have you ever tried the spray on dry moly lube that they use for go-kart torque converter drives? It is designed to be used under high pressure, high heat applications. I suppose any moly lube would work.


Also you might try Loctite Silver Never Seize it's rated for 1600* F. I use it on the fasteners when I reassemble a stove and even after a year they come out like they just went in. :)
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Re: Mid-Season Clean & Lube

PostBy: SuperBeetle On: Mon Jan 07, 2008 7:07 pm

[/quote]Also you might try Loctite Silver Never Seize it's rated for 1600* F. I use it on the fasteners when I reassemble a stove and even after a year they come out like they just went in. :)[/quote]

Yes, that Never Seize is great stuff :)
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Re: Mid-Season Clean & Lube

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Jan 07, 2008 7:12 pm

SuperBeetle wrote:
Also you might try Loctite Silver Never Seize it's rated for 1600* F. I use it on the fasteners when I reassemble a stove and even after a year they come out like they just went in. :)[/quote]

Yes, that Never Seize is great stuff :)[/quote]

I'll pick some up to use on the glass retaining bolts on the Alaska. As careful as I was I still snapped off the 4 lower bolts and had to drill and tap the holes.
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Re: Mid-Season Clean & Lube

PostBy: Devil505 On: Mon Jan 07, 2008 9:16 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:
SuperBeetle wrote:
Also you might try Loctite Silver Never Seize it's rated for 1600* F. I use it on the fasteners when I reassemble a stove and even after a year they come out like they just went in. :)


Yes, that Never Seize is great stuff :)[/quote]

I'll pick some up to use on the glass retaining bolts on the Alaska. As careful as I was I still snapped off the 4 lower bolts and had to drill and tap the holes.[/quote]

Sounds like good stuff. Did a search online but can't find it??
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC-2000

Re: Mid-Season Clean & Lube

PostBy: av8r On: Mon Jan 07, 2008 9:36 pm

Devil5052 wrote:
Wood'nCoal wrote:
SuperBeetle wrote:
Also you might try Loctite Silver Never Seize it's rated for 1600* F. I use it on the fasteners when I reassemble a stove and even after a year they come out like they just went in. :)


Yes, that Never Seize is great stuff :)


I'll pick some up to use on the glass retaining bolts on the Alaska. As careful as I was I still snapped off the 4 lower bolts and had to drill and tap the holes.[/quote]

Sounds like good stuff. Did a search online but can't find it??[/quote]

http://www.shopperschoice.com/item_item ... oogle.html
http://www.motosport.com/harley/product ... ger-harley
http://www.amazon.com/Loctite-Anti-Seiz ... B0006Q7H2W
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Re: Mid-Season Clean & Lube

PostBy: LsFarm On: Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:58 pm

Any decent autoparts store will have never-seize in various sizes.

Greg L
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