My capitals were not shouty but more bold.hand of ike wrote:Hi Chris,
I think we are going around in circles here. I don’t think anyone is doubting what you are saying regarding oil constitution. We are only saying that it’s application might not be relivant here due to the manufacturer suggesting something different and our experience.
If this thread had attracted a slew of users whose bearings were shot then it would be different. But this is not our experience. I’m sure if a problem had arisen with this Michell would be aware by now and would have done something out this, they have been trading since the 1980’s.
I know you aren’t suggesting anything radical. My point there was you were posting about there being misinformation in this thread even using SHOUTY capitals about it when the information we were stating is inline with manufacturer - the degree of divergence is irrelevant here.
Again I can’t see at any point where someone has questioned your information, just it’s application for our turntable.
Our stance is with the recommendation from the manufactorer which I think is valid.
Give Michell time, on their site I think it suggests that they attempt to get back to each email within a week. I’ve had all my replies within 3 days but I have asked questions about operation and stated I owned the turntable - they probably prioritise there time accordingly.
I dont believe we are going in circles, use what you want, my last post was making more clear my point and alternatives.
Also just because you and others here have not had issues it does not mean others have not. Also how many here have tested for rumble using different oils and repeated the same test after a number of years of use? Without that sort of test it is impossible to conclude no damage has been done with the oil you are using.
How can a machine oil or a turbine oil not be relevant (your words) when they would be ideal in every case for a inverted bronze TT bearing?
I dont care how many years Mitchell have been making turntables either, engine oil is wrong for so many reasons in the application they are apparently recommending its use. Just because they say it is correct it does not mean it is right. There are few oils available that have quite so much detergent in it as Mobile one, this alone makes the oil far from ideal for a turntable bearing, never mind the other issues.