confused about lubricant for Classic 1 bearing

confused about lubricant for Classic 1 bearing

Postby zheng4 » Sat May 23, 2020 8:32 am

I have a 30 anniversary Classic 1 TT, bought it 2009, never did any maintenance on it, granted, I didn't use it that much, figured less than 1000 hours play time. I was told by an audio friend I need to lubricate platter bearing and motor, but totally confused about what lubricant to use. The manual mentioned white lithium grease. But I noticed VPI website only has something called super lube bearing lubricant (the picture showed the word oil, not grease), is this now supposed to use on all VPI TT bearing? If yes, where to buy it? My regular audio dealer does not carry it.

Also, do I need to lubricate motor? The manual does not mention this. If yes, what to use?

Thanks for the advice.
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Re: confused about lubricant for Classic 1 bearing

Postby madrac » Sat May 23, 2020 11:36 am

I have a Classic 1.
I use 30 weight motor oil for the motor (a few drops below the pulley on the shaft so it runs down).
I use Super Lube Synthetic Grease with Syncolon (PTFE) Item number 21030. Bought on Amazon.
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