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  • goldmember
    US Member - 1 Year
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    #162141

    What should I use for lubrication to rotate the stator plate “Slow – Fast”?

    Also, I assume lubriplate is no longer available for the lower unit, what do you reccomend?


    gbm
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    #162147

    If I remember right, there is a friction adjustment under the stator plate. Loosen the friction, lube the area with whatever you have handy in your oiler can, then adjust the friction. Lubriplate 105 is available from a number of sources and is fine for the lower unit. Your NAPA store can get it for you and you can find it on Amazon. Want to make friends ? Spring for a case from Amazon, then go to an AOMC meet and sell it at your cost which will be about 30% less than over the counter.


    westwind
    Canada Member - 1 Year
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    #162148

    TSC (Tractor Supply) has Super S spindle grease, similar to Lubriplate, comes in a quart squeeze bottle for about $5. Easier to use that John Deere Corn Head grease which is another good alternative, come in a grease gun tube.


    jeff-register
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    #162165

    Word to the wise, My 63 200 with a 22hp ph I cleaned the mag plate spotless & assembled. I used mineral oil directive c for lubing the pivot point. The mag plate was not bonded well to the crank case & a reverse current happened. One coil reversed potential & turned the other cylinder points gold they got so hot. I ran a bonding wire from mag to cylinder block to stop any resistance between components. Never had another problem. Hi voltage does weird tricks.
    Corn Head grease is the best. Saw a U-tube video running exposed gears spinning with a garden hose watering it
    & the lube was not washed out at all. I bought 105 & use it too but messy with a horse syringe packed from a 1 gallon can of 105. To remove from gearcase heat the case mildly.


    goldmember
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    #162175

    Thank You All


    chuckw
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    #162188

    Old Mercs and NAPA have Lubriplate 105


    olcah
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    #162200

    I bought a tube of Lubriplate 105 at O’Reilly Auto Parts last week. (about $11.00 with tax)

    • This reply was modified 1 week, 6 days ago by  olcah.

    gbm
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    #162449

    Jeff makes an excellent point about the mag plate making a poor ground to the crankcase through the lube.
    The last time I bought a case of Lubriplate 105 my cost per 10 oz. tube was $6.00.

    fisherman6
    fisherman6
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    #162456

    Has anyone tried dry graphite lube for the mag plate? I use OMC Triple Guard Grease on my OMCs and have had zero issues with grounding through the lube. If continuity proved to be a problem, maybe this would be a solution. Graphite is mostly carbon and carbon is a fair conductor. I have never tried it, but I wondered if anyone else has.
    -Ben

    OldJohnnyRude on YouTube

    Buccaneer
    Buccaneer
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    #162646

    I was wondering about di-electric grease for mag plates. I’ve used it on battery post before
    attaching the terminals, flashlight switches, and multiply other uses.
    When I read up on said grease in the past, I was confused whether or
    not it was “conductive…..then again, if not, how does it work so good?

    Has anyone tried dry graphite lube for the mag plate? I use OMC Triple Guard Grease on my OMCs and have had zero issues with grounding through the lube. If continuity proved to be a problem, maybe this would be a solution. Graphite is mostly carbon and carbon is a fair conductor. I have never tried it, but I wondered if anyone else has.

    -Ben

    Prepare to be boarded!


    gbm
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    #162655

    By definition, dielectric means non-conductive, basically an insulator.

    fisherman6
    fisherman6
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    #162722

    As stated, dielectric grease is non-conductive. It works well because corrosion is accelerated by the presence of water and electrical current. The dielectric grease seals out water and prevents electrical current leakage away from its intended path.
    -Ben

    OldJohnnyRude on YouTube

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