Lubrication (For new cars only)

Due to the stiffness of new car trucks and other components ("new car syndrome"), it is recommended that the frictional resistance between the car body wear plate and the side bearing top cap be held to a minimum during the break in period. In order to reduce the friction during the initial break in, apply a thin coat of lubricant (No. 2 lithium grease or equal) to the top surface of the top cap. Do not use Molybdenum disulfide type lubricants since they are too permanent. The lubricant is for initial break in period only and after a short period of service will be wiped away and the side bearing will function to provide proper hunting control. Some recommended lubricants are Texaco Multifak 2, Amoco Amolith EP-2, Citgo H-2, Mobil Grease 2, Shell Alvania 2 or Exxon Lidok EP-2.

Miner does not recommend lubrication when new side bearings are applied for maintenance, however with the advent of field performance detector technology it is recognized that certain car types may react positively with a modest application of lubrication. Care should be exercised when applying lubrication during maintenance to ensure hunting performance is not compromised.

 

Lubrication (For new cars only)

Due to the stiffness of new car trucks and other components ("new car syndrome"), it is recommended that the frictional resistance between the car body wear plate and the side bearing top cap be held to a minimum during the break in period. In order to reduce the friction during the initial break in, apply a thin coat of lubricant (No. 2 lithium grease or equal) to the top surface of the top cap. Do not use Molybdenum disulfide type lubricants since they are too permanent. The lubricant is for initial break in period only and after a short period of service will be wiped away and the side bearing will function to provide proper hunting control. Some recommended lubricants are Texaco Multifak 2, Amoco Amolith EP-2, Citgo H-2, Mobil Grease 2, Shell Alvania 2 or Exxon Lidok EP-2.

Miner does not recommend lubrication when new side bearings are applied for maintenance, however with the advent of field performance detector technology it is recognized that certain car types may react positively with a modest application of lubrication. Care should be exercised when applying lubrication during maintenance to ensure hunting performance is not compromised.