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    ...that the grease tribe is well-known for not...

    ...that the grease tribe is well-known for not ever QUITE staying where it was put, but that the OIL tribe won't stay in one place .. even at GUNPOINT?

    "It gets around".

    That's why I suggested...
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    Agree DTE "named" If, perchance, "sub optimal"...

    Agree DTE "named"

    If, perchance, "sub optimal" w/r stickiness, it will assuredly do the general job as lube with less risk of downside for rolling element bearings.

    I doubt there's is any...
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    Thot you said "DTE heavy"? That's a...

    Thot you said "DTE heavy"? That's a "recirculating" turbine oil, low/no detergent nor similar modifiers. Generally for non-pressured systems where there is no positive pumping nor filtration and...
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    Had a Terrier dog when we were kids as was SUPER...

    Had a Terrier dog when we were kids as was SUPER adept at getting up onto the dining room table, knocking a heavy cut glass cover off, eating a quarter-pound of BUTTER at a go.

    Pretty SURE that...
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    Oil by all means. Will it "find" bad seals"? ...

    Oil by all means. Will it "find" bad seals"?

    Surely.

    Then you can "make a decision". Or more than just the one..

    Among those - for worn gears - is a "way oil". Vactra #2, for example, lubes...
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