Old 05-01-18, 10:33 PM
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Squeaking is usually chain links that are dry inside their bushings/side plates. Sometimes the noise can be from the der pulleys, especially if solvent found it's way in their bushings. Adding lube to a chain when it's insides are still loaded with solvent can result in a dry inside after the solvent finally dries out. Especially if a solid lube is used (wax). The solvent will prevent the wax and it's vehicle from entering the still wet insides but both the vehicle and solvent will dry off in time leaving wax not inside the link. It can be easy to assume a dry outside of the chain equals a dry inside.

My analogy is a bottle having been rinsed out. The outside will dry off very soon and beads of water will remain inside for a lot longer. Andy
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