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#1 houndog OFFLINE  

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Posted March 22, 2016 - 08:23 AM

can I use a spray can of dry graphite lube for the variator,or is a powered form the best,also do i need to be careful of getting lube on a belt and cause it to slip?? thx a million fellas



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Posted March 22, 2016 - 08:48 AM

spray powder graphic should to okay and should not cause the belt to slip.

 

the best way to put graphic powder ( or spray) on the variator is to remove both belts off the variator so that you can spin and slide the center part of the variator to work it in.

 

some variator pivot bolt have a grease cert, most do not.  You need to to oil or grease the pivot bolt too.

I have work on several that the variator was not swinging properly.  I removed the variator and the pivot bolt was rusty.

cleaned it up the hole for the pivot bolt, and grease in to hole for the pivot bolt and then I work on the center part of the variator.

It sure helps.  the variator works better again.

I put graphic powder on at least once a year and at 5 years I remove the variator and check it over.


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Posted March 24, 2016 - 10:14 AM

thx lyall..just one more question..when I lube the varaiator should  I just be able to move it back and forth with my finger or will I have to use my hand ...thx a million



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Posted March 24, 2016 - 11:14 AM

At first if the center part of the variator is sticking, it might take little pressure to free the center part of the variator.

Yes you should be able to move the center part of the variator with your finders.

Turn the center part of the variator and slide it back and forth.

 

If the center part is sticking I use PB Blast to help free it.

After it is free I clean it and use a free drops of 10w oil than apply the graphic powder and work in the powder.



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Posted April 03, 2016 - 08:13 AM

works like a charm!!!!!! thx everybody


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Posted April 03, 2016 - 08:57 PM

glad to help






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