Comptometer / adding machine oil?
Gordon JC Pearce
gordon at gjcp.net
Tue Aug 29 15:06:48 CDT 2006
Tony Duell wrote:
>> You do need to strip the mechanism and remove the old lubricant - if you
>> just wash the mechanism, all you do is drive dirt into the pivots, and
> I am sure I was flamed either here or on a camera repair forum for making
> much the same point. I regard fluching a mechanism with solvent as being
> a real bodger's trick, likely to do more harm than good.
I know it's not quite the same thing but on the small mechanical parts
of hydraulic systems I work on, I find that some of them are almost
impossible to get sorted out unless you dunk them in a bucket of petrol
for a while and flush the worst of the crap out before you even *start*
to take them to bits.
Of course the key here is that you do still take them to bits and clean
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