Re: AP900 RA Slew noise


Don Anderson
 

The first and last time I lubed my 2009 AP9000GOTO, I used Lubriplate 105. Is this still an ok grease to use? I did get a small amount of Aeroshell 33 from a friend. I was intending to regrease the worms on RA and Dec this winter. I was going to re do the gearboxes with the Aeroshell 33 as well. Is this not advised? 
 
Don Anderson



From: "chris1011@... [ap-gto]"
To: ap-gto@...
Sent: Monday, December 4, 2017 6:55 PM
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Re: AP900 RA Slew noise

 

I have not yet seen Roland's secret sauce gear grease

I brought you a small tub, did you already lose it?

Rolando

-----Original Message-----
From: 'Christopher Erickson' christopher.k.erickson@... [ap-gto]
To: ap-gto
Sent: Mon, Dec 4, 2017 6:59 pm
Subject: RE: [ap-gto] Re: AP900 RA Slew noise



Aeroshell 33 for the worm gears and wheels.
 
"Roland's secret sauce gear grease" for the bores, brass shoulder bolts and gear teeth of the spur gears under the axis motor assembly covers.
 
I have not yet seen Roland's secret sauce gear grease because he didn't bring any with him to Hawaii.
 
I have been using Z164 heavy duty gear grease in the AP spur gears, which is designed for high-torque R/C model gearboxes.
 
I don't know how Z164 compares to Roland's secret sauce.
 
I hope this helps!
 
 
-Christopher Erickson
Observatory engineer
Summit Kinetics
Waikoloa, HI 96738
www.summitkinetics.com
 


From: ap-gto@... [mailto:ap-gto@...]
Sent: Monday, December 4, 2017 1:56 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: RE: [ap-gto] Re: AP900 RA Slew noise

Christopher,

could you please clarify "gearbox grease (different than worm lube)"?

If AP "secret sauce" or Aeroshell 33 non-MS are to be used for gearbox grease what should be used for worm lube?

Milan
 

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