Date: Mon, 05 Nov 2001 23:26:21 GMT
From: Bruce Bergman <>
Subject: Re: Does anyone use synthetic oils?

On Mon, 5 Nov 2001 21:37:51 -0000, "Huw" <> wrote: > >"Eric Dreher" > >> As far as Mobil 1 being used in the shuttle, I suspect there are >> items other than the engine that need to be lubricated. > >Like the door hinges LOL > >Huw Actually, it's rather important that the Shuttle's cargo bay doors open in space (because that's where the radiators are) and close before de-orbiting and landing back on Terra Firma (because they'd screw up the aerodynamics something fierce, and the thing already has the glide rate of a brick with the doors closed). If the doors stick - either way - they're in /BIG/ trouble, so making sure they don't is A Good Thing. And they probably use a synthetic grease for low-speed things like hinges. --<< Bruce >>-- PS: This is cross-possted to heck and back, and surprisingly everyone's still remaining civil. At the risk of jinxing it, I'd like to thank everyone for their tolerance. ;-) (And don't go starting a flame-fest just to prove me wrong...) -- Bruce L. Bergman Return to Main Index

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