Small ball bearings - which grease?

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AZ
What grease should I use for unsealed ball bearings found in very small electric motors that spin at 1,000-6,000 RPM and similar in size to fan motors use in computers? I tried some ordinary NLGI #1 lithium grease in a couple, but the motors spun about 20% slower than normal until they ran for a few minutes.
 
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Florida, Cape Coral
Kestas has it. Use an oil specifically for that applacation. Bodine motors used to supply buyers of their 8000 rpm motors with a one oz bottle of their oil. It seemed to be very thin but, had some tack to it. I also seem to remember an oil wick at the bearing which you would put a drop on.
 
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