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Which oil to use to de-noise a noisy case fan.

Last response: in Components
June 29, 2013 8:37:13 PM

I have a noisy fan. After a quick google search and reading of some threads the response is to use Light Machine Oil.

Searching for just that in amazon turns up Sewing Machine Oil.

Also, I already have Air Tool Oil for my paintball gun.

Is it necessary to buy the sewing machine oil or will my air tool oil suffice?
June 29, 2013 9:10:09 PM

Make sure it really is the fan making the noise. I slow mine down to keep the noise low. Any light oil should work; I just put a bit of teflon based oil that doesn't gum up in mine from a hardware store.
June 29, 2013 10:57:30 PM

Use a synthetic oil that doesn't leave a gummy residue when it evaporates.