JFA wrote:Hello, I need to add new silicone dampening fluid to the tone arm of a Sony PS-X5 TT. I have the service manual which shows exploded views of the assembly, but doesn't describe how to dissasemble the arm to access the push rod assembly. I sure could use some "professional" advice on how to accomplish this. HELP!!! John
Have you tried to "cheat" and place some of the silicone oil on the cueing piston rod that comes up out of the cueing cylinder on the top side of the turntable? I couldn't find a close-up picture of the cueing cylinder for the Sony PS-X5, but this works on Pioneer turntables. It doesn't work on Technics Turntables. you have to disassemble them. I've done this on a Pioneer PL-570 and a PL-51A without disassembling anything. I placed some 500,000 cst oil on the cueing piston rod and then used the cueing lever to keep working the piston rod up and down until it spread inside the cylinder. The Technics have a cosmetic cover over the piston rod, so you can't actually get to it from above. Maybe you can luck out with your Sony. Inspect it and see!