posted May 18, 2018 03:14 PM
Just an odd observation i noticed with my own Eiki. Currently, i use super lube but i also purchased molycote 33.
What i have noticed is this, i have used my Elf for around 20 features, when i took a look inside the other day the worm gear looks almost dry as if the grease has vanished. using my finger and a brush i put another application on as this is one part of the projector that obviously needs to be well greased. The service book states to check approx every 500 hours of use so to me this is a bit odd. Theres no point in over greasing otherwise it just get thrown around the inside and makes a mess. I have not as yet tried the molycote 33 on it so i dont know if this sticks to the parts any better. Whats your experience with this please?
From: Flint Mi 48506
Registered: Dec 2007
posted May 19, 2018 11:10 AM
Greetings Tom I have been using this for many years In servicing projectors with no problems in its use. Great stuff it lasts I get a few back that i serviced and repaired i got back one after 3 years and the grease was still there Hope this helps RC
posted May 19, 2018 11:15 AM
Richard, Thank you, i have now seen your reply Richard, thank you also.could i be under greasing? If i put more on it just gets thrown around. I shall pop up an image sunday evening.
[ October 04, 2018, 04:31 PM: Message edited by: Tom Photiou ]
From: Dunstable ,Bedfordshire.
Registered: Jan 2005
posted May 19, 2018 11:35 AM
I just use multi purpose grease after cleaning up any new projector I buy,I just use a cotton bud to apply it and never put too much on as it will fly off everywhere as you say. I definitely would like to try the synthetic grease though if it does a better job,I've seen hardened grease over the years and how it can make a machine perform noisily but not what I've applied so far,Mark
From: Croydon, London, UK
Registered: Aug 2004
posted May 19, 2018 08:53 PM
I've just checked the lubrication guide on the Eiki SSL/ESL Service manual and it shows these six different lubricants: Silicone Grease Molybdenum Disfulfide Grease Silicone Oil #10 Silicone Oil #100 Silicone Oil #1000 Petroleum Oil
I don't suppose the few remaining service/repair experts would use quite so many now. I'm sure some of us would find it extremely useful to know what readily available products experts such as Richard would use today, on the parts for which the above lubricants are proposed. I presume the above-mentioned greases would be fine in relation to the top two of the above list?