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Need a lubricant for fans....

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I need to maintenance the fans installed inside my server's casing. I need a lubricant for the bearings, as I've read up..
After some debate, I decided that maintaining the fans would be less costly than replacing them or risking stuff to 'spare fans' I happen to have lying about; this (the assumption of expenses of this compared to that) would be true depending on the price of a container of lubricant material.

Can someone recommend a lubricant or distributor?
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I haven't tried it, so this is just an idea, but I thought that reel oil would work rather nicely. Any fishing shop should carry it. I was planning to use that when I rip apart my fans to paint them.
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Zep 45 is what I would suggest. Exceptional stuff. Comes in a spray can, but just spray some into a jar, can, whatever and put that liquid into a little needle-oilier. I've been using it for years. Have actually saved some big commercial motors/fans with it just spraying it into them while they scream and limp along. (couldn't find replacements at the time) After lubing them with Zep45 and still not finding replacements I found they are kept right on running like new... some have been going for years now.. never give me any grief. wink.gif
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I've used 3 in 1 oil and seems to do the trick.
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