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outsider347

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Time to change the gear oil in my 1236. I know that the recommended is a ISO 68.
Somewhere here, Ray C I think suggested a "Molly" additive helped to quiet the gear noise.

Any info on this??
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Use the factory recommended oil, at the factory recommended change interval. The lathe will outlast you...

I am not so sure that a 'moly' (molybdenum) additive is a good idea, especially for the bearings, which can sometimes slide instead of roll with moly additives.

My general rule is "don't try to get fancy..."
 
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