13 years ago
epicyclic gearbox on my Dore Westbury mill.
I asked the same question on this group a while back, and one
suggestion was Red n Tacky grease. I managed to get some of this, and
it does stay in place better than the general purpose greases I'd
tried previously. however, when running at high speed (above 1500
rpm) the grease still centrifuges off the gears and finds its way out
of the gearbox. From here it coats the inside of the belt cover, and
eventually reaches the workshop wall....
I can find plenty of references to "coupling grease" which seems to be
the right sort of stuff, but where does one buy small quantities?
Most seem to come in huge drums.
Any help very much appreciated.