Our Sim Pedals receive minor lubrication on just a few parts during the assembly process. Although there are a lot of metal parts making contact in our pedals, most of the time the resulting noise is minimal.
Over time, and as a result of various circumstances (such as temperature differences, humidity, force exterted on nuts & bolts when making adjustments, accumulating dirt & dust etcetera), small metal squeaks may occur on specific parts of the pedal assembly. If this happens, you can do the following to resolve this:
1) Check if all pivot points on the pedals move freely. If not, adjust nuts or bolts accordingly.
2) If the squeak noise seems to come from a spring: Rotate the spring around the axis (for example 90 or 180 degrees). Sometimes the spring needs to settle in a slightly different position to function with minimal noise.
3) If the squeak seems to come from a pivot point: We recommend PTFE Dry Spray to lubricate the pivot points (bushing & axis).
The rubbers on the brake pedal are pre-lubricated. Over time, or after changing the rubbers a few times, the axis which holds the rubbers (eg. the inside of the brake rubbers) may need new lubrication to ensure smooth operation.
It is mandatory that you use a syntetical lubricant for this, as non-syntetical lubricants may affect the rubbers. We advise to use PTFE Dry Spray.
On every pedal, the main spring axis is inserted into an eye joint which pivots in the pedal arm. In order for the axis to remain firmly seated in the eye joint, a lock nut is present. Please check periodically if this lock nut is still sitting tight against the eye joint. If not, tighten this lock nut using a wrench.
On the image (which shows a brake pedal, but a similar assembly is used on the throttle and clutch) the lock nut is indicated by a blue arrow. The direction in which is should be tightened is indicated by a red arrow.
A note on earlier spec models: On earlier spec pedals these lock nuts may not be present. In most cases they can however be retrofitted. If you need any assistance with this, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org .