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Re: Mark VII on loan

#263869 by JPG » Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:01 pm

ceyoung77 wrote:I'm relatively certain that I've gotten everything lubricated according to the manual, but I was wondering what is the best way to keep the variable cam lubricated?

Thanks!


The original was nylon and required NO lubrication.

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Re: Mark VII on loan

#263877 by rpd » Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:37 am

ceyoung77 wrote:I'm relatively certain that I've gotten everything lubricated according to the manual, but I was wondering what is the best way to keep the variable cam lubricated?

Thanks!


Keep the small bearing in the end of the control sheave lubricated. When that bearing fails the follower over heats and melts the cam.

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Re: Mark VII on loan

#263881 by JPG » Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:45 am

rpd wrote:
ceyoung77 wrote:I'm relatively certain that I've gotten everything lubricated according to the manual, but I was wondering what is the best way to keep the variable cam lubricated?

Thanks!


Keep the small bearing in the end of the control sheave lubricated. When that bearing fails the follower over heats and melts the cam.


Good, however he has a metal cam, hence the question.

I simply do not have a definitive answer, but graphite comes to mind(any slick thing that does not like to merge with sawdust).

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Re: Mark VII on loan

#263888 by ceyoung77 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:42 am

Okay, thank you. I will try the graphite. I tried 3 in 1 but it seemed to just run off.

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Re: Mark VII on loan

#263955 by redleg » Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:17 pm

I tried to find the post where I think someone mentioned using stick lubricant on the rip fence locks. I by chance got a box of junk from a tractor repair shop that had a stick in it. I finally found it again a couple weeks ago and tried on my Mark 7 fence. I was amazed at how well it worked. It might be worth trying it on a Mark VII with an aluminum cam.

https://www.performanceonline.com/ags-door-ease-stick-lubricant-de-3ags/?keyword=&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIs_yOl8uz5QIVBZSzCh2UCQUMEAQYBSABEgJixvD_BwE

I found the stick as a result of a Google search and have not bought anything from that particular site. EDIT: The shipping is about twice the cost of the product. It is also available from Amazon prime with free delivery.

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Re: Mark VII on loan

#263971 by JPG » Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:15 am

This brings soap or paraffin(candle wax) to mind.

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