Swivel seats

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  1. nomadic

    nomadic Funster

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    Request for information please,

    Our swivel seats are rather difficult to "swivel"

    Could anyone suggest a suitable lubricant, WD40, light machine oil, or something else?

    All suggestions appreciated

    Thanks in advance:thumb:


    Nomadic
     
  2. DESCO

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    Only time one of ours got stiff I lubricated ours with some light oil, to get it working and followed up a day or so later with some light spray on grease, never had any more problems.



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  3. hogan

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    Take the seat base off complete with seat (heavy)
    Up turn seat and you will see a large simmonds nut at the centre of the turn table.Slacken this nut a tad then try to swivel the base by hand.Do not slacken nut too much as you will have play (tilting) on the seat when replaced.
    When I had the same problem with mine I took the centre nut right off and split the turntable and gave it a good greasing.But it would have worked just the same buy undoing the nut a tad.
     
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    Our Mercedes Swivel Bases have a locking pin which goes thro the large centre nut (approx 75mm AF ) and hollow shaft (approx 50mm dia). [sizes approx from memory]
    So I dismantled the assembly (very Heavy), gave a general clean up re-grease and re-assembled complete with lock pin. They are improved but don't exactly spin.

    Steve
     
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    Try a bit of grease or light oil, not too much you dont want to have a smelly mess,
    mines of those machine formed with a lipped over middle i just used a machine oil it seems to work ok :thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    I use a spray on 'dry' teflon lubricant which is designed for cycle and motorcycle sprockets and chains. This is very, very slippery. It is also very clean, because once sprayed on, the 'filler propellant' evaporates, leaving a very clean and effective film of lubricant which will stay exactly where you want it. Freely available from Halfords or other bike shops.
     
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