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Unread 03-10-2011, 08:56 AM   #11
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Default Re: 94 CC DS Axle Growl

YAH we are having a bad spell of weather here also, clear down into 50's at night?
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Unread 03-10-2011, 09:50 AM   #12
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we had a couple of tornado's touch down about 50 miles NE of us 2 days ago and calling for the same crap today .
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Unread 03-10-2011, 10:38 AM   #13
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I'll take a hurricane anytime over tornado as at least we know when its coming and can move out of the way before it hits?
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Unread 03-10-2011, 05:03 PM   #14
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First Post! WoooHooo!!

@ oldmec - I am with you there on Hurricane vs tornado..... but anyhoo...

I am new to the fleet here, and learning fast! We have a 94 cart that had the same growl you describe. Checked the oil, looked ok. But looks can decieve!

I ran the cart around a bit to warm up the oil, then drained it. Added 6oz of an additive we have from Kimball Midwest and topped it off with 90w. MUCH quieter, and seems to have gotten even quieter after the first few weeks. The cart used to be audible as soon as it rounded the corner to the shop (!), and now is not really notable. I hear it, but the operators are more than thrilled to have the noise reduced. (They say 'gone')

The stuff I used was Kimball Midwest 80-1165 Ultra Guard 2. I used it at about 6 times the dosage they advise, (They say 1oz/qt for diffy's, I used 6oz for the rearend that holds about 24oz...) just on the 'More is better' theory. I think it is just a MoS2 additive in a synthetic base. We had it on the shelf, and I said 'What the heck..I'll try it. Worked for me, your mileage may vary.

I am in no way affiliated with Kimball Midwest save that I am a customer. Just wanted to share what worked for me.
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Unread 03-11-2011, 09:06 AM   #15
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VOLKEMON Thanks for info, some forum member would be able to do the same because of your post. This is reason forum is here to help each other and come up with new ideas, materials, adaptations, etc and like you quick fixes. Many Cart owners use 80-90 gear oil ( used in CC Transmissions ) instead of 30 weight motor oil and it alone does help some on worn gears sound level but I find that it does little for bearing noise.
Thanks for your post.
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Unread 03-11-2011, 07:52 PM   #16
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Yes, I have learned that the groundskeepers of the golf course get the last crack at old equipment here at work, so that would explain the gear wear

The senior mechanic (25 years there!) told me that the CC rears originally came with 90w, but it was recommended (by who?? unk..) that they use 30w motor oil after the break in period.

I will just admit that I have not consulted the service manual to see what is stated... saves the time of googling it at the moment to save face.

I am suspect of the use of a motor oil in a tranmission/differential application. The anti foaming properties and shear additives that are in gear oil are absent in motor oil. The shear additives are primarily the cause of the higher viscosity of gear oil, and contribute to the 'cling' factor of the oil.

Also, most motor oils are detergent oils, unless stated otherwise. This gives the oil the ability to suspend the dirt in the flow of the oil, where it is removed when going through the filter. Transmissions/differentials are spalsh lubricated, so one wants the contaminants to settle to the bottom until serviced. (one should not use detergent motor oil in splash lubed air compressors for the same reason) The particles in suspension will act like an abrasive.

I have yet to update my member profile,(EDIT-done) but please be advised that I am in the east central Florida region, so climate makes a difference in my choice also. If I was outfitting the carts for service where they would see colder temps I would be thinking of a thinner oil. Though it was 47 this morning and warning of colder tonight... A tug of the blanket to you folks in NC!

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