[quote name="bmurphy495" post="8202381" timestamp="1510101149"]
I'm a little confused. For the RA I should get a replacement Tapered Roller bearing 32007XQ?
What bearing for the DEC?[quote]
My understanding is the DEC shaft doesn't have bearings, which is a common complaint against the AVX mount.
The DEC shaft is a plain surface bearing? Is it at least bushed? Well, I guess I'll find out this weekend........... Anyhow, I have the bearing now, some fine Emory cloth and the SuperLube, which appears to be a good high quality grease. So, at least I'll be able to clean things up a bit in the RA axis.
And, next year, I treat myself to a better mount.
I wanted to take it into work to do this but, they no longer let us do that. Don't want us doing our own thing on their time or being in the plant when we're off the clock. Safety/insurance reasons, I suppose. I used to have access to a full machine shop with mills, lathes, arbor press, surface grinder, solvent tank, welding machines........ Everything. No more :-(
Edited by astrogeek64, 10 November 2017 - 12:50 PM.