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    Default Dayan ZhanChi Help

    I have recently received my Dayan 5 ZhanChi cube that I bought on eBay for 17 bucks. It came from Hong Kong from a trusted seller, and I have to say that I am disappointed. The puzzle was protected, undamaged and looks perfectly fine, but it does not turn smoothly and it takes quite a bit of effort to turn with single fingers. As for corner cutting, it can cut no more than 30 degree angles. (with adjusted tensions) I also tried taking the torpedoes out and that didn't help. I don't know what lubricant I should be using, if any, and I'm very confused because reviews on youtube show the cube being incredible straight out of the box. And advice would be greatly appreciated!

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    Try lubing it with lubix. If you don't have lubix, try sillicone or jig-a-loo.
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    Just put any lubricant in there and it'll be much better. Some of the best are CRC, Traxxas, Jig-a-loo, Maru, and Lubix.
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    Just remember that petroleum based lubrificants can damage your cube.

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    Break it in, it makes all the difference, over time of course. Faz's Dayan 4x4 is only lubed and broken in, and it's amazing, even more so if you know how a brand new Dayan 4x4 feels.

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    Your cube needs lubricant to be good. Read these links:
    Lubrication
    Lubrication Thread
    High Viscosity Differential Oil Thread

    If you have any other questions, please use the One Answer Question Thread.

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