Classic II Maintenance

Re: Classic II Maintenance

Postby VinBob » Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:17 pm

Brf wrote:1) Clean and re-lube the main bearing with lithium grease
2) Place one drop of light weight oil below the brass colar on the motor shaft
3) Place the o-ring drive belt into boiling water for 20 seconds
4) Clean the phono rca and ground connections
5) Clean the cartridge pin connectors
6) Check the table for level
7) Check the table for correct speed

Optional

1) Clean the aluminum platter with a metal polish


Hello All - Looking to perform some maintenance over the holidays on my Prime turntable per the great information provided by Brf - Have already carried out step 1 although I forgot to clean the main bearing - but I would assume I am OK for not doing so.

Question I have, is regarding step 2. Where does one place the light weight oil exactly? Do any of you have a picture showing exactly where you place the oil and also, any recommendations of a brand of oil and where I can pick up to perform this step?

Thanks in advance as always and Happy Holidays! :)

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Re: Classic II Maintenance

Postby suntea » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:41 pm

Brf wrote:
hopper wrote:BRF, as luck would have it I am a cyclist as well as audiophile and I have two kinds of grease already in hand: the Phil Wood bearing grease in the green tube and Finish Line teflon fluoropolymer grease (in a white tube). It sounds like you're recommending the Finish Line grease? Thank you!


Great lubricant, you are good to go!!


Brf, Is the Finish line grease mentioned by hopper above preferable to the Lucas Oil grease pictured above? Or are they equal? I need to buy some and want to make sure I get the right thing. Thanks.
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Re: Classic II Maintenance

Postby Brf » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:26 pm

suntea wrote:
Brf wrote:
hopper wrote:BRF, as luck would have it I am a cyclist as well as audiophile and I have two kinds of grease already in hand: the Phil Wood bearing grease in the green tube and Finish Line teflon fluoropolymer grease (in a white tube). It sounds like you're recommending the Finish Line grease? Thank you!


Great lubricant, you are good to go!!


Brf, Is the Finish line grease mentioned by hopper above preferable to the Lucas Oil grease pictured above? Or are they equal? I need to buy some and want to make sure I get the right thing. Thanks.


I use Finish Line and can also recommend Super Lube https://www.homedepot.com/p/Super-Lube-3-oz-Tube-Synthetic-Grease-with-Syncolon-PTFE-21030/202932687

The Mobil 1 synthetic oil pictured below is used for oil bath bearings
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Re: Classic II Maintenance

Postby jllaudio » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:05 pm

Is it easy to identify the brass collar?

2) Place one drop of light weight oil below the brass colar on the motor shaft
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Re: Classic II Maintenance

Postby suntea » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:22 am

I use Finish Line and can also recommend Super Lube https://www.homedepot.com/p/Super-Lube-3-oz-Tube-Synthetic-Grease-with-Syncolon-PTFE-21030/202932687

The Mobil 1 synthetic oil pictured below is used for oil bath bearings[/quote]
Thank you! I appreciate your knowledge and helpfulness.
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Re: Classic II Maintenance

Postby suntea » Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:32 pm

Brf wrote:1) Clean and re-lube the main bearing with lithium grease
2) Place one drop of light weight oil below the brass colar on the motor shaft
3) Place the o-ring drive belt into boiling water for 20 seconds
4) Clean the phono rca and ground connections
5) Clean the cartridge pin connectors
6) Check the table for level
7) Check the table for correct speed

Optional

1) Clean the aluminum platter with a metal polish


Helo Brf, Can you tell us what you use to clean the cartridge pin connectors? Is Deoxit good for this?
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Re: Classic II Maintenance

Postby Brf » Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:38 pm

suntea wrote:Helo Brf, Can you tell us what you use to clean the cartridge pin connectors? Is Deoxit good for this?


Yup, that is what I use followed by a final wipe with alcohol
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Re: Classic II Maintenance

Postby suntea » Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:39 pm

Brf wrote:
suntea wrote:Helo Brf, Can you tell us what you use to clean the cartridge pin connectors? Is Deoxit good for this?


Yup, that is what I use followed by a final wipe with alcohol


Thank you Sir!
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Re: Classic II Maintenance

Postby mmai » Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:13 pm

Brf wrote:Go to any highend bicycle shop and puchase white lithium grease with either 1) ceramic or 2) PTFE (teflon) use for high performance race bearings.

Stay away from silicone grease as silicone migrates and is tough to remove if it get on belt, pulleys etc.


Brf, I acquired a tube of synthetic Super Lube from Home Depot per your recommendation. So I lube the bearing shaft as well or would a drop of Super Lube on the bearing itself be sufficient?
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Re: Classic II Maintenance

Postby Brf » Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:35 pm

mmai wrote:
Brf wrote:Go to any highend bicycle shop and puchase white lithium grease with either 1) ceramic or 2) PTFE (teflon) use for high performance race bearings.

Stay away from silicone grease as silicone migrates and is tough to remove if it get on belt, pulleys etc.


Brf, I acquired a tube of synthetic Super Lube from Home Depot per your recommendation. So I lube the bearing shaft as well or would a drop of Super Lube on the bearing itself be sufficient?


The Classic/Prime platter's internal bushing is self-lubricating but I always put a drop or 2 of synthetic oil on the bearing shaft. If you use grease on the bearing shaft, it will simply shear off due to the tight tolerance between the shaft and bushing. Summary: oil the shaft and grease the ball bearing.
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