My wife uses her elliptical machine every day while watching TV. It gets a lot of low intensity use.
It’s also a consumer-grade product, so not the best design and construction.
I’ve replaced bushings on the arms a few times, had it apart MANY times to fix the squeaks and creeks that inevitably happen.
The arms on the machine have joints that swing about 30 degrees, like a pendulum. They are steel bushings that are mounted to steel shafts.
I’ve tried various greases from the tool box, lately white lithium grease, but nothing lasts more than a few months before the noises start. There is noticeable wear on one of the arm shafts and I can’t get a replacement part for that like the bushings and other bits that I’ve been able to order.
So question for the chain wax/zero friction cycling experts: Can an imersion wax work on something like this? If I prep, clean and wax the bushings (they can be pulled out and I have new ones as well) they can go in the wax pot. Using MSW wax…