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Old 17th June 2007, 04:16 PM   #1
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Default Rega recommended lubricants

Hi all,
I got this information from the service department of our Rega supplier and thought I would pass it on. It should prove useful to anyone looking to do some DIY maintenance work.

For cleaning hub/bearing assembly and lift/lower assemblies
Solvent cleaner containing 1.1.1 available from RS components

For lubricating hub/bearing assembly
Comma Hypoid EP80, Castrol EPX 80w/90 & Shell Spirax EP90 are all well recommended.

For lubricating motor
Motor Oil (Hypergrade or good multigrade)

For lubricating RB300 & RB250 lift/lower assembly
Kilopoise grease (available from Rega)

For lubricating R200 lift/lower assembly
Silicone grease (available from Rega)

For re-glueing pulley onto motor spindle
Loctite 496 cynoacrylate glue (5gm bottle available from Rega)

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Old 18th June 2007, 07:09 PM   #2
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Hi Neil thanks for the info.How do you actually lubricate the motor for the Rega? Are you doing an all-out job here? I am interested in any tips you might have.
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Old 23rd June 2007, 05:48 AM   #3
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Im aiming to get a p3 service manual when I next speek to our Rega supplier, ill post and let you know if i can get my hands on a copy.
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Old 23rd June 2007, 06:15 AM   #4
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That'll be GREAT!.. I look forward to having a copy of it for personal reference.
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Old 24th June 2007, 12:22 AM   #5
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Any idea if this is true for the P1 as well? It has a weird flat bearing instead of a captive ball.

I ask since I needed to replace the subplatter due to a warped spindle, and am using some Thorens oil till I can figure out exactly what should go in there. it sounds great now but drags and I assume this is due to too high viscosity.
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Old 24th June 2007, 01:09 AM   #6
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GhettoSQ: Despite the bearing being different I would be very surprised if they used anything other than Comma Hypoid EP80 or similar.

coolmaster: No promises, but ill do my best.
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Old 24th June 2007, 01:10 AM   #7
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Old 24th June 2007, 04:14 AM   #8
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The above lube types IS current and official.
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Old 25th June 2007, 12:33 AM   #9
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Hi all,
Firstly a big thankyou to forum member coolmaster for providing me with a p3 service manual!


I have been made aware of an open directory in the Rega web page intended for use by rega service centers. Unfortunately you need a password to access the downloads section (presumably where service manuals are kept) but the open directory has a huge wealth of service information available for the entire Rega product line.
Enjoy!

Of particular interest:
Cleaning Hub/Bearing
Clean and re-oil motor
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Old 25th June 2007, 12:39 AM   #10
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Bookmarked, thanks!

I used Valvoline 80w-90 gear oil since those specific models were not available. We'll see how it goes over time, but so far it sounds the way it should.
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