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Old 12-26-2018, 08:24 AM
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Default Use Krytox, pure PTFE and not soluble in 100LL

Having tried many of the lubes listed herein the easiest was a drop of 100LL every time the cap came off. Grease, EZlube and others washed off after 4-5 flights and back to dropping fuel. So . . .

I did a little research on the solubility of DC-4, DC-2, EZlube, Lubriplate Lithium, and many others in 100LL. All were soluble in gasoline

I finally found a pure PTFE product called Krytox GPL-205. It claimed not to be soluble in gasoline so I cleaned the caps and o-rings then applied the Krytox. Three BB sized balls and worked it around. A tiny smear on the pivot too.

8-9 flights and three fills to tip top and it the operation is still butter smooth. If this works, a small tube will last till TBO.

BTW - a 0.5 OZ tube was over $20, so not the cheap solution but hopefully it is lasting.

I think I need better bait. It's clear many people don't read past the first sentence. With this lube, the cap does not stick and need the press after lifting the tab.

edit 8-11-22: my caps have not leaked, nor stuck even once since using Krytox.

Last edited by BillL : 08-11-2022 at 03:18 PM.
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