Posted 05 May 2010 - 10:38 AM
I bought a CG4 Omni XLT mount, the new white one, for my TV 85 and it is a nice mount for the money but the manual motions and slow motion control of the declination axis were a bit jerky so I decided to re lubricate just the declination axis. Rather than finding the dreaded glue like grease I found that the grease was somewhat sparse especially on the worm gear. I cleaned all the parts and used a good quality grease and reassembled the the declination axis and it is very smooth now. What puzzled me though is that I have seen statements that the new CG4 Omni XLT mounts have ball bearings in both axis. I know what a ball bearing looks like and did not find any in my CG4's declination axis. The mount performs well so this is not a deal breaker for me. The R.A. axis was smooth with no slop right out of the box by the way.