Finally had it with the cueing lever dropping too fast.

Finally had it with the cueing lever dropping too fast.

Postby Mdelrossi » Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:39 am

I don't know if its just me or mine, but my Prime cue lever never gently floated down to the record.
So, after getting pissed I decided to do something about it.
I ordered 300k silicone dif fluid, and took it apart.
Filled the grooves with the fluid and packed it in to the bottom, for good measure.
make sure you align the pin on the brass piece with the slot on the lever.
Much better now!

Now I have 58.99ml of Silicone fluid left. Any one in the NYC area can stop by and grab some.


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Re: Finally had it with the cueing lever dropping too fast.

Postby miner » Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:24 am

Nice - thanks for the pics. Once you remove from the arm dog leg what is required to get the cap off?


I see now - it screws on. Time to do some maintenance.
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Re: Finally had it with the cueing lever dropping too fast.

Postby 10ovr » Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:08 am

A rap of teflon tape around the treads helps seal it up nicely
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Re: Finally had it with the cueing lever dropping too fast.

Postby Dorian » Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:27 am

Nicely done.
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Re: Finally had it with the cueing lever dropping too fast.

Postby Mdelrossi » Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:24 pm

"Once you remove from the arm dog leg what is required to get the cap off?"
The cap just screws off.

"A rap of teflon tape around the treads helps seal it up nicely"
It's open on the bottom, so...
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Re: Finally had it with the cueing lever dropping too fast.

Postby 10ovr » Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:46 pm

Mdelrossi wrote:"Once you remove from the arm dog leg what is required to get the cap off?"
The cap just screws off.

"A rap of teflon tape around the treads helps seal it up nicely"
It's open on the bottom, so...

All the ones I have have a cap on the bottom ???? ImageIMG_1336 by Tim Morgan, on Flickr
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Re: Finally had it with the cueing lever dropping too fast.

Postby Mdelrossi » Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:41 am

Not mine. Go figure.
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Re: Finally had it with the cueing lever dropping too fast.

Postby mmai » Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:24 am

I tried the 300k cst fluid and it worked pretty good. Then I tried the 500k cst version and it works even better -- it allows enough time for me to resume my listening position (about 12 feet away) plus a few more seconds.

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Re: Finally had it with the cueing lever dropping too fast.

Postby Mdelrossi » Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:24 pm

mmai wrote:Then I tried the 500k cst version and it works even better -- it allows enough time for me to resume my listening position (about 12 feet away) plus a few more seconds.

YMMV


Hmmm, I might have to try that. But what to do with all the extra fluid? :lol:
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Re: Finally had it with the cueing lever dropping too fast.

Postby mmai » Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:30 pm

Mdelrossi wrote:Hmmm, I might have to try that. But what to do with all the extra fluid? :lol:


Sell it on *Bay as a barely used item :D
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