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Offline Greenhoe

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Festool PDC Gear Grease? - Cleaning a used PDC Drill
« on: June 02, 2017, 04:26 PM »
Hi, I recently purchased a used PDC off someone it is pretty dirty, but I got it for a pretty good price so I went ahead with the purchase.

I went to clean it today and I opened it up and I can't tell if what was coming out of the gear changer is factory grease or just built up dirt as it has a bit of metallic look to it and from watching AvE videos I recall it looking similar to some of the grease used in motors that he brakes down. I've attached a few pics, if it is factory grease should it be in the gear box like the pictures show?






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Offline demographic

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Re: Festool PDC Gear Grease? - Cleaning a used PDC Drill
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2017, 04:35 PM »
Can't see it so well but it looks like the Molybdenum disulphide grease I have.

Offline Greenhoe

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Re: Festool PDC Gear Grease? - Cleaning a used PDC Drill
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2017, 04:38 PM »
Can't see it so well but it looks like the Molybdenum disulphide grease I have.

I do think it's grease I'm just not sure if the grease us supposed to be in that gear box which I taken off and if so then why was it leaking out through the gear speed dial.

Offline T. Ernsberger

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Re: Festool PDC Gear Grease? - Cleaning a used PDC Drill
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2017, 10:08 PM »
Mine leaks grease in the same area.  Pretty sure there's some kind of grease in there.

Offline Frank-Jan

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Re: Festool PDC Gear Grease? - Cleaning a used PDC Drill
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2017, 06:01 AM »
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...The greases used in the DRC and PDC range of cordless drills are listed below

UniSilikon L250 (White) for the 4 speed gear change ring

Signum SXT 2 (clear) for internal gears...

From This thread on Australian forum