Simple Question related to maintenance of a C8
Posted 14 April 2005 - 12:13 AM
Just after some advice on servicing an old Orange C8. In recent times I have found the DEC gear / thread to become a little stiff / ceased and was thinking of lubricating it. What is best to use, does it really matter, will any old oil do such as WD40? What are peoples thoughts?
Thanks in advance.
Posted 14 April 2005 - 12:14 AM
Posted 14 April 2005 - 09:40 AM
For most applications, it's best to avoid lubricants that can run into other components or evaporate away, leaving residues where you don't want them. There are several popular choices, but the most common is white lithium grease, available at auto supply stores. About three bucks for a lifetime supply. Good for stiff focusers too.
Posted 14 April 2005 - 06:40 PM
Posted 14 April 2005 - 07:22 PM
Posted 17 April 2005 - 06:21 PM