Ecotech’s SECRET grease

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I'm glad I asked the question again about the MP's lubricant. I had never searched the Forum before for this issue came up the first time I cleaned the MP40. I had researched the EcoTech MP's here long before I bought my first one and never had I come across the question.

I love the MP40 that I bought a few months ago & I'm hoping to get years of trouble-free service from it. Maybe just maybe by adding a small amount of the Molykote 111 to the base of the ceramic disc, it will do just that. It sure can't hurt.

The MP40 moves water like no other that I've had, and has been dead silent.

Thank you Tim for replying to the issue.
 

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I run 4 mp 10’s. I add grease to the ceramic every time I clean them. I noticed I would get some chattering when I didn’t.

The grease does stay on the wet side parts just fine.

In my mind; if it spins, it’s needs some type of lube.
I agree with that statement completely. Does the tank water act as a lubricant??? I notice when I first place the pumps in service (I rotate wet sides and clean roughly monthly) that there is some noise and vibration and then they seem to settle in. This is much more noticeable on the MP10s. What lubricant do you use, I may give it a shot.
 
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I agree with that statement completely. Does the tank water act as a lubricant??? I notice when I first place the pumps in service (I rotate wet sides and clean roughly monthly) that there is some noise and vibration and then they seem to settle in. This is much more noticeable on the MP10s. What lubricant do you use, I may give it a shot.

Ecotech replied a few posts ago- they use Molykote 111. Just need a tiny amount around the shaft as any excess squeezes out and provides no benefit.
 

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Ecotech replied a few posts ago- they use Molykote 111. Just need a tiny amount around the shaft as any excess squeezes out and provides no benefit.
I bought some food grade 100% silicone grease. I’m going to put as thin a layer as I can get on the shaft and on the base where the thrust bearing is.
 

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Will add 3-packs of lube to the parts store shortly.
This is the kind of transparency and customer assistance that keeps me buying replacement parts for my EchoTech gear.

I could definitely find it cheaper once’s it hits the shelves I’m sure. But for a single use application, that I don’t have to keep a tube of chemical laying around waiting to spill. Definitely worth the premium to me.
 
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