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Bearing Failure W/Antiseize

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 01:19 PM

In the process of placing high-speed, oil-filled bearing housings back together, if an anti seize compound is used for the bolts, be extra careful not to apply too much. If an excessive amount is applied, it can enter the housing faces during torquing and make its way into the oil bath. This, in turn, can bring about early bearing failure due to the incompatibility of the oil and anti seize compound mixing and subsequently making its way into the load zone.
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Posted 25 February 2009 - 09:07 PM

Anti-seize is a mix of zinc or copper particles and an emulsifier. When it contacts moving parts, it generally turns into an abrasive. Also the zinc or copper will bond with the grease or oil and make a nasty paste... when I put certain parts on my helicopters, I have to be really careful where the anti-seize gets into..

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