Simple wiffletree maintenance -- Ok?

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  1. Yukon Jake

    Yukon Jake New Member

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    '94 Coleman Roanoke

    I am thinking of squirting down the wiffletree with brake cleaner, letting it dry, and then squrting it down with silicone spray. Will that do no harm and possible help lubricate and preserve?

    I was going to spray down the cables with silicone at the same time.
     
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    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    The whiffletree will need a good grease like wheel bearing grease.
     
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    babar Don't throw effort after foolishness

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    A very wise man sent this to a question I had.
     
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    Yep - what they said up there^^^. I don't know how wise that last guy is, but he does know how to read stuff... [:D]

    Brake parts cleaner is fantastic stuff for cleaning the whiffletree. I use that myself - it takes off old grease and stuff like right this instant. I use it on wheel bearings, the races, hubs - just about everything that's made of metal that I want to remove grease from. Carb cleaner works good too, but not as quickly.

    Then, grease the threaded portion of the whiffletree with the same high temp axle grease you use on your wheel bearings, put a nice coat on the inside bottom of the whiffletree cover, and you're good to go.

    Good luck!
     

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