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There is a drain plug on the oil pan. I believe a 17mm wrench is needed.
You must have changed the oil on a Ninja 250.
post #22 of 32
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Most of you did not even understand the question...

http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...-fan-work.html

Thanks philhalo66. Gonna take a look at it right now.
Yeah, i can't believe i ever mentioned OCN as resource to friends some times it's full of quick to judge ignorant people some times. I have been doing it for years i tend to use Vaseline if the bearing is fairly worn out it gives it life for a month or two.
Edited by cdoublejj - 2/6/11 at 10:36pm
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i put some K-Y lube on my 4870x2 and it's running better now

edit: the fan just died, did i do something wrong?
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i put some K-Y lube on my 4870x2 and it's running better now

edit: the fan just died, did i do something wrong?
thats a water based lubricant. for bearings you want an oil based lubricant.
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post #25 of 32
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since when the hell do you oil a fan? I am pretty sure you would break the fan before you got to the point where you might oil it.

if its really that bad then just by a new card, and you should know better than to ask that question.

i swear the questions being asked on here are getting dumber and dumber everyday.

but since its a question here is your answer.

http://www.ehow.com/how_2096183_lubr...an-motors.html
Sleeve bearing fans work quieter and better if they are lubricated. Over time, the lubricant dries out and they become louder.

I don't see how the OP's question drew so many closed minded responses. The maturity level on OCN has really dwindled. Everyone wants to make 10 year old level comedic responses to pretend they are funny and interesting.
post #26 of 32
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Thanks for the help guys.

Do GPU fans have similar bearings to lets say... regular case fans? I use fishing reel oil to lube up my case fans and it works pretty well. Or would I have to use bearing grease for the GPU fan?
    
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Thanks for the help guys.

Do GPU fans have similar bearings to lets say... regular case fans? I use fishing reel oil to lube up my case fans and it works pretty well. Or would I have to use bearing grease for the GPU fan?
yes GPU Fans are almost identical to case fans. you can use fishing reel oil.
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Alright that is good to hear. Would you mind adding pictures to your how to? I would really appreciate it if you had time to do it.
    
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Alright that is good to hear. Would you mind adding pictures to your how to? I would really appreciate it if you had time to do it.
i sold my 4870 3 months ago, sorry but it will be the same as with this guide
http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...-fan-work.html

pretty much the same procedure accept for a GPU fan you need to take the fan off the heatsink there will be screws holding it on. i can describe in detail if you need me to i remember how to do it.
Edited by philhalo66 - 2/7/11 at 10:42am
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I'll try it during the weekend when I have time. I never messed with GPUs so I have no idea how to deal with them. haha
    
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