Quote from: TelePlay on Today at 02:39:57 PMAnyway, the point I was making about 3-1 Oil is that being 20 weight oil it is too thin to use as dial grease on the mainspring shaft, too thick to penetrate the bearing points on the gear train and too thick to put on gear teeth (it's a thicker coating) to become a magnet for dust and dirt that turns to mud over time, as in the image below (it required a round toothpick to remove the mud that had turned very hard in the small gear that is on the axel that turns the governor worm gear) where the mud was so think and hard that the gear mesh became tight, clogged up, and greatly slowed down the dial speed.
Quote from: Fwbeachbum on Today at 03:00:51 PMDoug, Many thanks. That would explain why the receiver won't come out of the cap as well.
Quote from: Fwbeachbum on Today at 03:00:51 PMDoug, Many thanks. That would explain why the receiver won't come out of the cap as well.Jeff...if the receiver element won't come out, a different element will not help you. You have to try to get it out without damaging the Bakelite, which is not easy ...Doug
Quote from: RDPipes on Today at 10:58:58 AMYou never want to use standard (red & white bottle) 3 in one oil in a fan motor because its detergent oil . . . there is a 3 in one you can use in the Blue & White bottle that is made for electric motors.