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Offline wytfut

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Gauge grease
« on: April 21, 2020, 04:28:18 pm »
Greg (Don)...
      Where'd you end up finding that gauge grease?.
My gas gauge at 44k miles has started the bounce...  Needle flipping all over, but not all the time..
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Re: Gauge grease
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2020, 10:17:33 pm »
Bruce,

For others looking for this in the future, the thread is here with the specifics of the thickness I bought.

http://www.ehforums.com/ehwebsite/forums/index.php?topic=1203.0

I bought it on eBay. I found it under silicone damping fluid. It’s used for a lot of things.

With all that said, the weight I bought may have been too thick or maybe I need to take the gauge apart to get it in there. I removed the fuel gauge and wiped some of the fluid on the gauge shaft using a toothpick. My hope was that gravity / capillary action would draw the fluid down into the bearing.

Well after a few weeks it hadn’t done a thing to fix the wagging. I removed it again and buttered it up. It’s still sitting on my dining room table and I don’t know if it’s worked or not. It’s been six months...

So if I were going to buy again, I might choose a lower viscosity. Or maybe this will take more invasive disassembly. No definitive answers right now. Sorry. I’m not desperate enough to try to remove the needle yet. 
« Last Edit: April 22, 2020, 03:04:57 am by Donkey Hotey »
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Re: Gauge grease
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2020, 08:40:27 am »
Update to the previous post:

Plugged the gauges in, rocked the bike. The fluid didn’t wick down into the bearing as hoped. I guess I’m going to have to figure out another method to get the fluid into the bearing.
« Last Edit: April 23, 2020, 08:42:02 am by Donkey Hotey »
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