<VV> Heating Grease with a Microwave

N. Joseph Potts pottsf@msn.com
Thu, 20 May 2004 10:26:15 -0400

Page 40 of Corvair Basics contains the suggestion to heat steering-gear
lubricant (while mixing it) in a microwave oven.
     It was my understanding that microwaves were tuned to heat WATER (an
ingredient of most foods), and would not heat something molecularly
different from water, like chassis grease and/or differential lube. Not only
would the grease not heat, but the oven would be running "unloaded" if
otherwise empty, and would be subject to burnout after a few minutes.
     Can anyone report actually having heated these lubricants in a
microwave, without burning the oven out?

Joe Potts
Miami, Florida USA
1995 General Electric Model J EM25GV 001