Gyroscope Oil Rec?

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Being this is BITOG & Christmas, I thought it appropriate to ask! Problem is...there's no oil forum for gyroscopes. It is an Asian model, so perhaps "import" is appropriate? grin2 Looks like a metal pin on plastic bushing combination with a touch too much in clearance. I may be able to adjust it out. Definitely a high-speed, very low friction application here. Oil? Grease? Silicone? Graphite? What weight? HTHS? Suggested OCI? MTBF? smile Using a Moto-tool and a rubber wheel, one can get the gyroscope wheel spinning incredibly fast!
 
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Dry stuff is what the Pinewood derby sharpies use for low drag. You can buy Teflon powder at a hobbyshop. It's used in model reilroad applications.
 
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Zoom Spout Oiler and it's turbine oil seems about right to me. Only takes a drop, then wick up the excess with the corner of a paper towel or tissue.
 
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