Should the gears have any kind of lube on them??? Looks like there was some type of lube at some point but everything is dry now??
Yes, you can lube the ez start gears. They are made of nylon, so they don't need lube, but I can't hurt anything if you don't. I put lube on them because that's how it came new, so I just use a lithium grease, works great. Hope this helps!