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    Re: ilford 500h multigrade head cooling fan question

    Here's a link to one version of the fan, there is one with ball bearings and another with a bronze bearing. I don't know which one is used. Available for about $80 from most electronic parts sellers such as Newark.com.

    WS40 is not a good lubricant, it dries out and becomes sticky.

    http://img.ebmpapst.com/products/dat...566.1478308582

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    Re: ilford 500h multigrade head cooling fan question

    I believe the "WD" in WD40 stands for Water Dispersant, so albeit it has some lubricating qualities, it's not a long term solution.

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    Re: ilford 500h multigrade head cooling fan question

    Quote Originally Posted by mpirie View Post
    I believe the "WD" in WD40 stands for Water Dispersant, so albeit it has some lubricating qualities, it's not a long term solution.
    Water Displacement... but close enough.


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    Re: ilford 500h multigrade head cooling fan question

    Quote Originally Posted by Leigh View Post
    Water Displacement... but close enough.
    Thanks, Leigh.

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    Re: ilford 500h multigrade head cooling fan question

    Thanks Guys for the ideas..

    yesterday my pc crashed...yaay..
    but anyway..i took apart the 2nd head i have and dont use at the moment,i did a very brief wd-40.ing..and after found some kugellagerfett(alias bearinggrease)
    and it did the job..it became more quiet,so the 2nd head needs a fan replacement.
    will take the other apart next week,and if it has the same issue than i will order 2 fans..otherwise just 1
    took some pictures when i took it apart,it was pretty dirty..will show it later if my girlfriend wakes up,its in her phone,but i dont know how to copy them to the pc..
    anyway..
    Thanks Folks!
    Zsolt

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    Re: ilford 500h multigrade head cooling fan question

    got the pics from the phone,yes,it was really dirty..

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    from now on i will do this more often,thats for sure..now that i know that it can look like this after a while.
    next week i take the other apart too,and see if i need 1 or 2 fan to order.
    Thanks everyone!
    have a great one!
    Zsolt

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