Good source for capstan motor lube?

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ofajen
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Good source for capstan motor lube?

Post by ofajen » Fri Oct 16, 2009 9:54 pm

I, too, have recently picked up an Otari MX-5050 MKIII 8-track (hasn't everyone?).

The manual specifies Anderol 456 for lubing the capstan motor bearings. The product still exists, but it doesn't seem easy to locate in small quantities (five gallons for $275, anyone?)

My 2-track is a 3M M-23 and you can't lube those capstan motor bearings, so I don't really have anything comparable on hand.

Anyone have a source for a good alternative synthetic lube designed for a wide temperature range with minimal gumming or deposits and low wear?

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Post by arkestra » Sat Oct 17, 2009 9:41 am

I was wondering about this too. I have some hammond tonewheel oil. I wonder if that is close? probably not. .

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Post by bantam » Sun Oct 18, 2009 6:23 pm

singer sewing machine oil. walmart has it

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