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    Main Bearing Oil Replacement




    After removing your belt from the inner platter

    Clean the inner platter with the long cotton buds and lint free cloths
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    Use the long cotton buds…turn and twisting will check the polished surfaces
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    Clean the shaft as well…make sure it’s not sticky with old oil


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    The bottle contains about 2ml of oil …pour about 1.8ml in for most turntables..Eg linns and thorens etc

    on normal bearing turntables like linn or throens---The ideal amount is enough for the inner platter to push some excess out …just before it its home position,

    But on inverted bearing designs like the rock or pink trangle add enough oil to fill the well with at least 3-4mm deep in oil...please refer to manufacters guidelines

    as you can see the little squirter tool is very easy to use

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    Put some oil on all the working parts with the plastic squirter



    Once you replace the inner platter the oil may take as long as 30 mins to push its way by the bearing…so be patient!!

    You can put the outer platter on if u need it to fall quicker
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    Finally wash your hands

    Then put outer platter on and belt and listen
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    any questions please just ask
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    J7 can you give a few details about the deck in the pict posted in 6 please.

    Cheers BP

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    thats a customers elite rock mark2 i think...with my old rock mark2 plinth

    elite made these suronds in walnut and black...this was in mint condition when i sold it (as i never used it)
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    I have a black one in the attick but it dosent have the wood bit around the on/off switch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beckypumps View Post
    I have a black one in the attick but it dosent have the wood bit around the on/off switch.

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    There only a box the deck sits in BP, prefer them naked myself....I had the very first Cranfield in Brown as well as the one J7 has in the pic...Very under estimated decks, the bass is awesome on em..

    Get this for a front End.

    Elite Rock/Excalibur/Merlin...Make bags of crisps out of the Linn.

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    hi RB

    becky has most of that front end...infact he has a few of em!!

    the arm is a complete let down in terms of frictinless bearings and has what i can only describe as a weird mathmatical geometery...although once fettled im sure there much better
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    RB

    Should have said my main tt is a rock ref with shelter 901. J7 is currently gold plating bits of my deck and arm because I'm a posing git at hart. I have also got a couple of mk2 rocks so the plan is to do a shoot out with one sporting a sme v and the other max ts Excalibur with j7 fiddledness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j7 View Post
    Finally wash your hands

    Then put outer platter on and belt and listen
    Great value product, quick delivery & easy to use. The sonic results are a cleaner/refreshed sound. My turntable is Michell Syncro, Roksan Tabriz & Ortofon 540Mk2.
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    hi PJW

    thanks for letting us know it worked

    and welcome to the forum m8
    best wishes for now
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    I am now using your bearing oil in my 1986 Rock mk II.

    Any thoughts on replacing the bearing with a ruby ball in place of the steel one......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batty View Post
    I am now using your bearing oil in my 1986 Rock mk II.

    Any thoughts on replacing the bearing with a ruby ball in place of the steel one......
    Buy one and try it.
    Si.

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    cant see any advantage with a ruby bearing

    best thing you can do is cover the shaft in oil every couple of months...this will really help the sound...as the oil cant travel up hill so to speak
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    Hi Johnny,
    Received booster bearing oil kit yesterday and have just replaced the old oil on my Linn Basik. So many thanks!

    The oil had never been changed since the day I bought the turntable back in 1993! The platter is rotating nice and smoothly now

    Thanks once again ! I also upgraded my old Linn K9 for a Clearaudio Virtuoso wood ebony. Many happy hours of listening in front of me!

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    thats great mate !!!

    thanks for letting me know

    bw
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