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I recently got a Hyper 212+ and the fan that came with it is making some noise and I'm fairly certain oiling it will fix it.. The only problem is the way one would normally oil a sleeve bearing isn't possible - its sealed.

How do I go about taking this thing apart, so I can oil it? Do the blades pop off if I pull hard enough?
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If the fan hub is sealed, no you can't oil it, and not worth wrecking the fan either. Did you buy it new? I'd contact whoever you bought it from and get a new fan.
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Im not so sure oiling would be the best option for something like this.
You may want to use graphite powder.

As for opening it up, Im not sure. Could you take a photograph of the bearing?
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The fan came with the Hyper 212+ I recently got. I'm not going to RMA, because its not worth the +1 month it'll be out. I removed this fan from the HSF and am using 2 fluid dynamic bearing AC F12 PWM's in push-pull.
I was hoping I'd be able to use this Blademaster fan as the exhaust for my case, but I could just as easily use another fan I have.

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Those Blademaster fans are a royal pain to disassemble. If you actually take the time to do it. To do so, you have to find a very sharp knife(like an Xacto), and take and cut out the centre of the motor hub on the back to expose the back of the bearing and the plastic snap ring that holds the fan together, remove the plastic snap ring, and remove the fan blade/magnet assembly. Then you can re-lube it. Then you have to find a different means to seal it so the oil dosnt leak out. Use a very heavy oil, like 15w50 engine oil, or maybe even 75w90 synthetic gear oil, or the cheaper alternative is 80w90 gear oil. Use the heavier oils because the bearing may be worn out, but you may be able to use the heavier gear oils to compensate for the larger clearance between the motor shaft and the bearing itself. Id personally recommend the 80w90. But if you dont wanna continue to smell the 80W90, it smells pretty bad, you must reseal it using a different method to seal it, like a rubber plug or something.

Edit: you can pick up a bottle of 80W90 gear oil at your local auto parts store for like somewhere around 5 bucks for a bottle.
Edited by pyro_dude - 3/31/11 at 8:53pm
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