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Proto 2000 Series Diesel Engines

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  • From: Collinwood, Ohio, USA
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Posted by gmpullman on Sunday, August 27, 2023 1:31 PM

AntonioFP45
I don't think this was mentioned but, out of curiosity, which lubricants do you use?

I used to use Labelle #106 PTFE exclusively in gear cases but have since switched to this and I'm quite pleased with it.

For motor bearings I usually use CRC 2-26 in VERY small quantities. I don't use the aerosol. I found a bottle that had a pump sprayer a while back and have been decanting this into smaller, needle-point applicators as needed.

Good Luck, Ed

 

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Posted by AntonioFP45 on Monday, October 30, 2023 5:57 PM

Ed,

I received a complimentary tube of the Super Lube from a vendor at a Career Fair show, thanks for the tip!

I'll plan on taking each of my E-units apart to thoroughly clean and service the drives. I'll post feedback upon finishing and testing them.

 

 

gmpullman

 

 
AntonioFP45
I don't think this was mentioned but, out of curiosity, which lubricants do you use?

 

I used to use Labelle #106 PTFE exclusively in gear cases but have since switched to this and I'm quite pleased with it.

For motor bearings I usually use CRC 2-26 in VERY small quantities. I don't use the aerosol. I found a bottle that had a pump sprayer a while back and have been decanting this into smaller, needle-point applicators as needed.

Good Luck, Ed

 

 

"I like my Pullman Standards & Budds in Stainless Steel flavors, thank you!"

 


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Posted by Mister Mikado on Monday, November 6, 2023 11:30 PM

Purchased an E8 Proto 2000 awhile back, not sure if it was a LL or Walt.  When I gave all the axles a visual under a magnifier, I discovered one was cracked, but the loco never clicked or thumped.  I swapped it with another axle in the same truck so that the cracked one was further away from the driving gear and presumably would receive less stress.  No problems yet. -Rob

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