What type grease for tape deck?

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Grease: I know this is a old post and still people need to know what has worked well for some of us that have been doing repairs for a long time.
I have used a product that I bought at a hardware store and then having nothing but good results over years combined with no negative side effects I have come to use Lubriplate 105 from a 10 Oz tube that is kept in a plastic film container on the bench. Over the years, I have never had a single deck come back to me with the problem being caused by a failure of the grease used. Not one. In addition I cam across an oil that I was at the time trying to get rid of. O put it in the motors or a A2000R test case deck- what happened? I had to wipe my eyes and check all my connections but a deck previously able to get down to a wow and flutter of say .07 to .06% was now reading .02% with AMS Signature series 0W30 motor oil which is a synthetic oil. You can use three in one if you like but I know what oil I will use and I continue to use it to this day.
 

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Grease: I know this is a old post and still people need to know what has worked well for some of us that have been doing repairs for a long time.
I have used a product that I bought at a hardware store and then having nothing but good results over years combined with no negative side effects I have come to use Lubriplate 105 from a 10 Oz tube that is kept in a plastic film container on the bench. Over the years, I have never had a single deck come back to me with the problem being caused by a failure of the grease used. Not one. In addition I cam across an oil that I was at the time trying to get rid of. O put it in the motors or a A2000R test case deck- what happened? I had to wipe my eyes and check all my connections but a deck previously able to get down to a wow and flutter of say .07 to .06% was now reading .02% with AMS Signature series 0W30 motor oil which is a synthetic oil. You can use three in one if you like but I know what oil I will use and I continue to use it to this day.
How would that Lubriplate 105 differ from Molykote. Asking because I have Molykote And have you ever tried using oil from an oil pen like those sold in RC hobby shops?

I had to return a toilet part that I bought on spec the day that prticular plumbing supply place stopped letting customers inside. They sold me the wrong part. Had to wait until the location near to where I moved began business as usual so I could return it. I spotted this oil by the cashier and took a bottle as part of my refund.

Not used yet but my thought was that if was good for HVAC motor bearings, it should be good for electro mechanical audio components. Using it for motors in the Teac A3300 I got back from Leon was what I had in mind.

I like using sythetic 5W30 engine oil on turntable platter bearings but thought a less viscous oil would be better for motors bearings in turntables and tape machines.

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I used to use the zoom spout type oil but none even come close to what AMS can do. Molycoat is that same grease used by VCR manufactures that got hard and cause failures. It looks like it has graphite in it but if it gets hard it does not matter as it fails anyway. I never put Molycoat in any new repairs. Why would I use a product that has already been the cause of so many failures over the years? I am trying to make people decks better not worse.
If I don't like a person I will tell them to lubricate the deck with WD40 but you really have to aggravate me.

I have AMS in medical like syringes with real needles but that the lance has been filed off with a file so that it is flat. i am sure I have refilled them at least 6 to 8 times by now.
 

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I used to use the zoom spout type oil but none even come close to what AMS can do. Molycoat is that same grease used by VCR manufactures that got hard and cause failures. It looks like it has graphite in it but if it gets hard it does not matter as it fails anyway. I never put Molycoat in any new repairs. Why would I use a product that has already been the cause of so many failures over the years? I am trying to make people decks better not worse.
If I don't like a person I will tell them to lubricate the deck with WD40 but you really have to aggravate me.

I have AMS in medical like syringes with real needles but that the lance has been filed off with a file so that it is flat. i am sure I have refilled them at least 6 to 8 times by now.
Where do get largish syringes line that? I bought a box of 100 1cc insulin syringes at a flea market for $2 but the needles are too small a diameter for oil.
 

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The ones I have here are probably from the Ink Jet refill days. Animal medical places can get you syringes. My Sister is a Nurse but I have never had to ask her for this stuff as I had boxes of then from Ink Jet refill ventures. Being these are not used for injections to Humans they do not have to be sterile and the needles I ordered were from Sub Q fluid given to cats that were with Chronic Renal Failure so fluid therapy was required. The needles I buy are sterile but the used ones I clean with Denatured alcohol and file the end so that they are not dangerous and then fill the syringes with oil. If the cops want to give me trouble for having them here- I say go ahead and inject yourself if you think it is drugs- it is clearly oil and I can show them the container I fill them from. A needle that is 18 gauge will be fine for oil. Like most things with government the controls put on things just make it hard for legal persons to get stuff as the drug people will get it regardless of what they do in any way. If you need drugs just ask the CIA as they are involved. That is one of the places they raise money as if they have not already stolen enough from us already.
 

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In a lot of cases I get questions from. I can not find this IC or this transistor or this belt. Then when I go to help then the item pops up on E bay or through google immediately as available from many sources. The trouble these days is people don't find things BECAUSE they do not go looking.
Maybe this is a byproduct of those garbage I phone or Androids that guys try and look at schematics on those tiny screens but I tell them to get a real computer with a big screen and stop fooling around with those garbage phones- they are phones and that is what they should be used for not TV screens or internet searches. When will people grow a brain these days. I know I can not expect much from these 20 year olds but people that have been around from the 50's and 60's we should know better.
 

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In the many shops I have worked in and in my shop now I use a very easy to find product that has never failed in all the years I have used it. It is called Lubriplate 105. The only thing that can be said negative to it that it works too good and in the 122 Mk III decks that are loaded with dried out damping grease the transports work so fast and friction free is that they are noisy. So some gears in there can be cleaned and the operation slowed down by adding Silicon damping grease that I sell in small bottles to resolve this one issue. I do not use the Silicon all over as it present too much
friction just like the old dried out grease did and caused all these gears to crack. When I see strange and abstract grease that is purple in pinch roller linkage I clean it out because it is my material and work that is covered by my warranty not so crazy purple stuff that I have no idea what it is. NO I do not use that fancy expensive grease- some things are made just so they can sell you something- it does not mean it works well or for many years.

I trust Lubriplate 105 and will continue to use it.
 
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