Bearing Oil Replacement for LP12

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weeman1973
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Bearing Oil Replacement for LP12

Post by weeman1973 » 28 Jan 2020 10:29

I'm looking to change the bearing oil on my LP12 but read that different bearings require different oil so not sure which bearing/oil I have/need - can anyone help?

I believe the deck is late 1989 (serial number 80***) and have attached an image of the bearing below.

Also any tips on how to clean out old oil etc will be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Bearing Oil Replacement for LP12

Post by goatbreath » 28 Jan 2020 10:55

My Sondek/Bearing is earlier with a white liner and a gold surround,I have to use the gold oil..
If I use black oil the bearing will swell..
Now I am not 100 % sure on this,but I think it is OK for you to use the black Linn oil..
Wait for owners of you era of deck to confirm this..
I used isopropyl alcohol and cotton buds to clean out my bearing..
Many people say this is a big no no because the little bits of cotton stay in the bearing and can wear it,
you are apparently best to use lint free swabs,that look like cotton buds..
Not 100% sure on isopropyl either..
I have used it on two decks of mine with a white bearing liner..
Plus non plastic liner metal bearings,sintered bronze etc..
Yours is a different liner material though..

There are quite a few Sondek owners on here..
So there must be a few with the same vintage of deck..
very little snobbery that will tell you to take it to a Linn Technician and get charged a fortune.. ;)

As I say,wait for verification..

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Re: Bearing Oil Replacement for LP12

Post by goatbreath » 29 Jan 2020 05:41

Found this....About Linn Oil and bearings
https://www.vinylengine.com/turntable_f ... hp?t=53811

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Re: Bearing Oil Replacement for LP12

Post by weeman1973 » 30 Jan 2020 08:47

Thanks for that - looks like I need the Black oil as a start anyway

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