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John Pierson
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 - posted October 29, 2019 07:01 PM      Profile for John Pierson   Email John Pierson   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hey there, Team! So in repairing an Eumig P8 Wien, I was able to service a few items and it's running kinda sorta...! I do need a main belt, but I'm wondering about this "spring" type metal? belt. I can't yet tell if it will work when I replace the other belt, but in general, it looks old of course, dusty, dry, not loose but not taut, so... is there some spring-belt maintenance you know of? Oil it? Wash it lol... pray for it? Degrease it... who knows but appreciate anyone's expertise with these.
Also, let me know the correct term so I'm not saying "spring belt" any longer than I need to heehee
thanks!

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Steve Klare
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 - posted October 29, 2019 07:40 PM      Profile for Steve Klare   Email Steve Klare   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I guess the best advice is just to keep them clean: these depend on friction to operate correctly, so any kind of lubricant, intentional or not won't help.

"Spring Belt" is the correct term. The internet can't process it though: You Google "Spring Belts" you will also get "Spring Shoes", "Spring Fashions" and "Spring Hairstyles"!

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John Pierson
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 - posted October 29, 2019 07:48 PM      Profile for John Pierson   Email John Pierson   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thanks for the tips on that; that's awesome information to give to a novice!!
And oh my gosh that was funny as well; good show!
Spring fashions... : )

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Maurice Leakey
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 - posted November 02, 2019 02:47 PM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
The main drive belt from the motor is rubber.
I always fitted rubber rings used with Kilner preserving jars. However, the modern ones may not be suitable as they have a lip, whereas in the 60s they were round.

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Paul Adsett
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 - posted November 02, 2019 08:35 PM      Profile for Paul Adsett     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
A correctly sized Butyl rubber or Ethylene Propylene O-ring should work fine, Just measure up the old Eumig belt and find the correct o-ring size and distributor from the Parker Hannifin online catalogue.

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John Pierson
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 - posted November 04, 2019 12:47 PM      Profile for John Pierson   Email John Pierson   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thank you for the tips!

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