1. Thank you for visiting HeavyEquipmentForums.com! Our objective is to provide industry professionals a place to gather to exchange questions, answers and ideas. We welcome you to register using the "Register" icon at the top of the page. We'd appreciate any help you can offer in spreading the word of our new site. The more members that join, the bigger resource for all to enjoy. Thank you!

Lube for air wipers??

Discussion in 'Trucks' started by LeakyBoot, May 19, 2017 at 7:50 PM.

  1. LeakyBoot

    LeakyBoot Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2007
    Messages:
    67
    Location:
    Missouri
    359 Pete. Replaced the motor with new not long ago. Don't drive in rain much so they must dry out. I shot WD 40 down the air hose to get inspected and it worked for abit but not long. Something good I can just introduce thru the hose?? LB
     
  2. Buddy

    Buddy Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2008
    Messages:
    38
    Occupation:
    Equipment mechanic
    Location:
    Newtown , Virginia
    Try giving it a few drops of air tool oil. Don't take much , just about 10 drops.
     
  3. ol'stonebreaker

    ol'stonebreaker Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2015
    Messages:
    214
    Occupation:
    retired
    Location:
    Idaho
    Marvel Mystery oil is the best air tool oil I've found.
    Mike
     
  4. kshansen

    kshansen Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2012
    Messages:
    4,037
    Occupation:
    Retired Mechanic in Stone Quarry
    Location:
    Central New York, USA
    Cat at least used to sell an air wiper lube, I had some at work it came in a pint bottle as I recall.

    Spent a bunch of time searching old records and SIS with no luck last night. Recall it was a clear liquid, about the same viscosity as say 30 wt oil.

    Might be dropping by the old shop to make a donation to the used oil heater tank next week or so, if the bottle is still sitting on the window sill where I left it I'll try to get a part number off it.
     
  5. Junkyard

    Junkyard Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2016
    Messages:
    585
    Occupation:
    Field Mechanic
    Location:
    Claremore, OK
    Sort of related to topic at hand......in the 16 years I drove my 359 the single best investment I made was electric wipers. The kit I did wasn't much more that a single air motor. Food for thought if you find yourself in need of a motor again. I did several air before I had that revelation. I would say any lube helps them and remembering to run the on ocassion as they seem to corrode and get stiff.

    Junkyard