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  • A Greasy Spot To Be In... Or A Little Oil Goes A Long Way

    Ok I think I may have created to mess for myself. The Sheldon has a few zerk fittings that take oil. Well I grabbed the wrong gun today and squirted a shot of light grease into the spindle pulley back gear drive sprocket. Now this only moves when running the back gear. Now can I just flood it with oil or do I have to tear the spindle down and clean it out.

    Memo change the color of the oil and grease guns.

    So what say you?
    Wow... where did the time go. I could of swore I was only out there for an hour.

  • #2
    Run it,the backshaft prolly doesn't turn up enough revs to worry about.
    I just need one more tool,just one!

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    • #3
      Oil should flush it out over time. I wouldnt be too worried about it. South Bend uses a grease in their back gear.

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      • #4
        That's kinda what I thought but then again I've been know to be wrong on occasion. And the fact I've read countless times here about the grease and spindles = bad. So I'll continue to flush with oil and use caution in the future. Thanks
        Wow... where did the time go. I could of swore I was only out there for an hour.

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        • #5
          My lathe spindle uses grease.The only place I've been told to absolutely not put grease is on the ways.
          Peter - novice home machinist, modern motorcycle enthusiast.

          Denford Viceroy 280 Synchro (11 x 24)
          Herbert 0V adapted to R8 by 'Sir John'.
          Monarch 10EE 1942

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