Damping fluid?

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Van_Isle
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Re: Damping fluid?

Post by Van_Isle » 27 Dec 2017 18:34

I would use 300,000 on that Pioneer.

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Re: Damping fluid?

Post by southofmotown » 27 Dec 2017 18:35

LD100 wrote:Permatex makes a silicone "Bulb Grease" for use on the contacts of car lamps to protect them from moisture and corrosion. A 4g packet was around a dollar at my local auto parts store.
It worked for another poster with the same problem. =D>
Thanks. I might try that.

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Re: Damping fluid?

Post by southofmotown » 27 Dec 2017 18:35

Van_Isle wrote:I would use 300,000 on that Pioneer.
That's what I was thinking. Thanks.

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Re: Damping fluid?

Post by plugger410 » 15 Jun 2019 16:14

Anyone know what fluid I need for a Yamaha yp-d8? 300K or 500K? Does it make a difference or does 500 just cause a slower descent? My tonearm actually snaps up very forcefully at the end of a record or if I push the off button. From what I’m reading this could be my fix. Thanks!

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Re: Damping fluid?

Post by larrsz » 27 Oct 2019 14:15

Anyone have an idea of how much to use to start with? 5 drops, 10, or how to know when to stop?

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Re: Damping fluid?

Post by Van_Isle » 27 Oct 2019 15:59

Pretty much impossible to get it to form into drops ... it is too viscous ... unless you bought the wrong stuff.

The pistons on most cueing mechanisms have grooves in them. Smear silicone oil to fill those grooves. Should be good.