That looks very similar to what Kevin at KAB does to Technics tonearms. I'd call Kevin and ask him
what fluid he uses. I bet he called SME and then copied their spec.
-- Tom Fine
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kurt Nauck" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Friday, March 21, 2014 4:10 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] SME tonearm question
> No, it is my understanding that the damped lift mech is not something you should ever have to
> 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.
> See here: http://www.smetonearms.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=3_10&products_id=31
> 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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