Since I have broken a torsion spring and am having to replace it, I am gonna do a few upgrades on my garage doors. Doors have been up since 1994 and are noising as heck. Wind blows them as I have a lot of slop in the current wheels.
I am considering purchasing the nylon sealed roller bearing and maybe get new end plates. Gonna get the next "higher" spring size to double my cycles from 10k to 21K
$25 per door for the sealed lifetime roller bearings.
But, is there a consensus as to what to use to lubricate the torsion spring and chain drive?
I used to always use WD-40 when I lived in a house with a garage. I would just apply when I started to hear the squeaking again which was usually after 8 months to a year. I started using it when I had the door serviced by a professional garage door service. I asked the guy where I could buy the spray he was using. He said WD-40 was similar and cheaper. I would likely use the real product now if not an outrageous price.
'99 Cavalier 5w 30 SuperTech conventional '11 Impala 5w 30 Magnatec full synthetic '12 Colorado 5w 30 Magnatec full synthetic *regular Wix oil filters for all
I just had all the rollers replaced last year when I had my new door opener installed. The installer told me to ONLY use a silicone based garage door lube, and nothing else. He was quite insistent about it. He installs several garage doors a day. So I figure he's seen it all, and has no reason to misdirect.
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