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Post by Plan B Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:17 pm

Is there any location in Chapala or Ajijic that sell o-ring lube?

I haven't had any luck so far. Even tried Autozone.
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Post by ComputerGuy Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:37 pm

That's a head-scratcher. It's such a basic automotive tool. I'd suggest one of the washer/dryer repair shops in Riberas.
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Post by Plan B Wed Apr 21, 2021 5:02 pm

ComputerGuy wrote:That's a head-scratcher. It's such a basic automotive tool. I'd suggest one of the washer/dryer repair shops in Riberas.

I can give it a try, however some repair people think that Vaseline can also be used. I had to stop a plumber from using it.
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Post by CanuckBob Wed Apr 21, 2021 5:41 pm

Any silicon based lubricant should be fine. I would look again at Autozone for that.

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Post by Plan B Wed Apr 21, 2021 6:12 pm

CanuckBob wrote:Any silicon based lubricant should be fine. I would look again at Autozone for that.

Had 2 people who work there not able to find anything, but I agree I would have expected to find something.
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Post by CanuckBob Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:06 pm

I've definitely seen the silicon based lube you squirt in locks there.

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Post by CHILLIN Thu Apr 22, 2021 10:22 am

White lithium grease would also work. Should be small tubes. Any petroleum product will weaken the rubber of the o ring. But then again you are probaby not rebuilding the space shuttle.
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Post by ComputerGuy Thu Apr 22, 2021 10:56 am

I'm going to add plumbing shops and ferreterias to the list.
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Post by ferret Thu Apr 22, 2021 10:42 pm

Not all O rings are made of rubber so, if you know what yours are made of, there are many more options for lubrication. When I was taking apart photometers in the lab, I always used vaseline to lube the O's. No problems.
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