Anyway, for quantity, I've seen anything from "a few drops" to "1 ml" to "fill the well halfway"
This is the best procedure I've found, which comes from Analog Dept:
- Fill the well halfway up prior to assembling the shaft.
- When the bearing shaft is installed and finally floats down to the thrust plate, there is some small over-flow of oil out the top of the housing. This lets us know we have oil all the way up. As wanted.
- Personally, I like Phil Woods Tenacious oil for lubing this bearing. This oil can be found in better bicycle shops around the USA.
- The bushings are of the sintered bronze variety. Avoid oils with high ash or high sulfur content as these are abrasive and will wear the bushings prematurely.
Other oils I've heard mentioned:
Sewing Machine Oil
Synthetic Gear Oil
Synthetic Motor Oil (with people swearing by everything from 0w30 to 20w50!)
Does this jibe with the views of the Thorens cognoscenti?
EDIT: Tenacious oil does not appear to be synthetic, and many have said synthetic is far and away more preferred to dino oil.
Some say this is the way to go.
https://contentinfo.autozone.com/znetcs ... 1/image/4/