Should I be concerned with factory applied grease?
Posted 09 April 2009 - 02:05 PM
Posted 09 April 2009 - 07:29 PM
Posted 10 April 2009 - 02:18 AM
Posted 10 April 2009 - 09:35 AM
Posted 10 April 2009 - 11:45 AM
I cleaned mine out with good old washing up liquid and lots of hot water.
Someone told me recently that the new mounts have gotten over this problems but I know someone with a newish HEQ5 pro who reported his showed some strange behaviour which suggested there may be swarf or debris left in the mount.
I think if you get a mount that has the capabilities of the HEQ5/EQ6 at the price you are paying you kind of have to expect this kind of thing. A quick strip down, clean and regrease isn't that hard. I put off doing mine for ages cos I was worried about how tough it maye be. It want actually too tough at all and the mount runs much better now.
Posted 10 April 2009 - 02:22 PM
What do they use the cheap grease?
I don't think that you save a lot of money using the cheap grease. I'm willing to pay $5 more for a mount using best grease.
It is like some automobile makers used $5 cheaper components to save money but possibly cost lives of people old days.
Posted 10 April 2009 - 04:17 PM
Even from the beginning the Mini Tower did not have the horrible Black Goo for a lubricant. Recently, iOptron has taken to using a synthetic lubricant. It's not Super-Lube, but, it's a step in the right direction. Regardless, there is no need for you to remain sleepless worrying over it. Your MT will do just fine.
As Al has kindly mentioned, if you have any questions or concerns you are most welcome to contact me directly. I will be happy to be of assistance.