Just to follow up - SME sells a dampening fluid which is rated at
60,000 cst. I found differential oil in a hobby shop which is 50,000
cst. It was about $8 for roughly 10 times the amount. By varying the
amount and the paddle angle I should be able to achieve satisfactory results.
Thanks to all who threw in their 2 cents!
At 03:10 PM 3/21/2014, you wrote:
>No, it is my understanding that the damped lift mech is not
>something you should ever have to recharge.
>What I'm referring to is an add-on dampening system that reduces
>lateral movement in the arm resulting in better tracking and quieter transfers.
>At 12:57 PM 3/21/2014, you wrote:
>>On 3/21/2014 12:09 PM, Paul Stamler wrote:
>>>On 3/21/2014 10:06 AM, Kurt Nauck wrote:
>>>>Does anyone have a good substitute for SME Dampening Oil? I wish to fill
>>>>a 3012-R trough. Replacement vials are $25 for one filling, but I wonder
>>>>if there isn't something just as good which can be purchased in a larger
>>>I seem to remember from when that arm was new that people were
>>>recommending synthetic motor oil as a substitute liquid. I don't
>>>remember the weight, though.
>>I assume you are talking about the arm's manual lift/lower mechanism.
>>I am looking at my SME arm right now, and I wonder how you disassemble
>>that part of it?
>>I have medium quantities (about a pint) of some Dow-Corning fluid
>>which was appropriate
>>for the ancient Grey arm. I'll trade some of the fluid for the instructions
>>that get me into the correct part of the SME lift assembly.
>>125 Country Rd
>>Silver City NM 88061
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