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  • How much oil for a bone dry m-100 series?



    Yes, I read the directions on the oil bottle. [;)] </p>

    I assume that the yearly maintenance amount is less than the initial delivery filling. Otherwise you'd be running it dry before oiling. My M-102 has been sitting in a warehouse since it was delivered. I took the TWG cover off and noticed my prescribed oiling had filled the cup for the scanner about half full. The trough that sticks out from under the tone wheel area however is totally dry. Should I add more?
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    Re: How much oil for a bone dry m-100 series?



    I dont have much experience with the M series, however I think it is standard that "the oil cup sponge be moist, and for the oil cups to be filled twice (fill to the top, let it drain, fill it again)".</P>


    I think these guidlines shouldn't be altercated if the organ is "bone dry". If the organ runs quietly I wouldn't worry too much. If you have noisey bearings and/or the drive shaft doesn't spin freely when you turn it by hand you are encouraged to let the organ sit for at least 7 days. It takes time for the oil to get through the system. While there is no real damage from over oiling, you shouldn't be doing it to the point that its dripping out the bottom. </P>


    Although, if the organ is really bone dry then that oil cup won't stay moist for long. When it dries simply re-moisten it. Time and patience! </P>


    For squeeks that don't go away after a week, add another cup-full or two of oil. After that, its probably into the generator to oil the offending bearing by hand (if you can find it!)</P>
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    hope this helps. </P>

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      Re: How much oil for a bone dry m-100 series?

      Thanks, that helps a lot. It was indeed completely dry. So far I did fill the cup for the scanner, it drained and I refilled it. It seems to have stopped going down. On the TWG side all you can see is 2 funnels. I've added about 1 once each to them. Nothing dripped out yet. I have nothing to compare it to but I feel it's running pretty quietly. No squeaks, just the sound of the motor running. It just takes a while, up to a minute, for the wheel to catch when I try to start it. I guess it's in good shape. All it needs now is time.

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        Re: How much oil for a bone dry m-100 series?



        [quote user="xDave"]No squeaks, just the sound of the motor
        running. It just takes a while, up to a minute, for the wheel to catch
        when I try to start it. I guess it's in good shape. All it needs now is
        time.
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        Can you explain that in more
        detail? It doesn't sound like its in good shape if it takes up to 60
        seconds to "catch"...what do you mean by that?</p>



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          Re: How much oil for a bone dry m-100 series?

          I mean how long I have to hold the start switch before it engages. It's down to about 20-30 seconds now. It's only been 4 days since my initial oiling.

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            Re: How much oil for a bone dry m-100 series?



            As I understand things, it should only take the startup motor 8 seconds to bring the whole thing up to speed. Then power the synchronous motor on (main power) and after 4 more seconds, release the start motor. That's the way my M-101 works. And it was bone dry, too. At first the start motor would spin, but the run motor wouldn't spin up at all. After some cleaning and oiling, it started to spin, but with some awful squealing noises. As the oil seeps in, it appears to run a little longer each day before it starts howling. I got an hour out of it today. This is after about 10 days of oiling and testing and waiting.</p>

            Hth,</p>


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