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Aren Madsen
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From: Melbourne, Australia
Registered: Jun 2016

 - posted June 25, 2016 11:49 PM      Profile for Aren Madsen         Edit/Delete Post 
I have an Elmo 16-a projector at home. I've run it for a few hours in total and recently I noticed that the picture was becoming more shaky and that the projector was much noisier than usual. After finding that the oil bath levels were running low, I shut it off and haven't used it since. The manual says to use Elmo projector oil, but it's no longer available. What would be a good substitute for this unavailable oil and where might I be able to purchase it?
Thanks, Aren


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Maurice Leakey
Film God

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From: Bristol. United Kingdom
Registered: Oct 2007

 - posted June 26, 2016 05:28 AM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
My 16-A keeps its oil level on the line constantly and has done since I bought it nine years ago. It is imperative that the 16-A is kept vertical at all times in view of its oil bath.
If I needed some topping up I would buy some light machine oil such as that sold for sewing machines.


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Josef Grassmann
Expert Film Handler

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From: Hennef-Sieg, Germany
Registered: Apr 2005

 - posted June 30, 2016 07:40 AM      Profile for Josef Grassmann   Author's Homepage   Email Josef Grassmann   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Spec of sewing machine oil is far away from original Elmo Special Oil. Therefore I would never concider to use it.
We still have special oil identical to Elmo´s oil available.

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