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Old 23rd March 2011, 10:34 PM   #1
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Default Empire 598 pabst Motor Lubracating

Does anyone know anything about lubracating the pabst motor in an Empire 598 TT?
I think on the capstan. What kind of lub to use etc?
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Old 24th March 2011, 03:16 AM   #2
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I think there is the users manual over at Vinylengine.com
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Old 24th March 2011, 12:42 PM   #3
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djn... thanks, I hunted all through vinyl engine and couldn't find a manual or even anything on lubricating the motor.
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Old 24th March 2011, 04:54 PM   #4
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I just went to VE and found it. You have to register, then clikc on Library on top of the home page, then scroll down and find "Empire" click that and go to your table. The manual is downloadable.
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Old 24th March 2011, 05:00 PM   #5
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I just went to VE and found it. You have to register, then clikc on Library on top of the home page, then scroll down and find "Empire" click that and go to your table. The manual is downloadable.
I am registered but I'll go to where you say.
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Old 24th March 2011, 10:12 PM   #6
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I am registered but I'll go to where you say.
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Again, Thanks.
I have that manual, it says nothing about how to handle the Pabst motor.
Just need to know how and what to lub.
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Old 25th March 2011, 12:30 AM   #7
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I wonder: if the manual does not address it, does it need lubbing? I don't know as I've not dealt with that particular motor. I have the Hysterisis motor on my Rek-O-Kut but it does not need lubbing.

I'll check my ROK manual as see what it says about the pabst motor they use.
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Old 25th March 2011, 12:36 AM   #8
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OK, in the ROK manual for the models that use the Pabst is say to put 5 or 6 drops of #20 S.A.E. motor oil in the top and bottom oil holes every 12 months. It goes on to say that if there are no oil holes, the motor is permenently oiled at the factory and no more oil need be applied.
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Old 25th March 2011, 12:59 AM   #9
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I'm rebuilding a 598 better then new. I've done several and this one will be unique.
I had the chassis sanded and finished in a mirror silver finish. I refinished the 990 arm to it's original gold matalic finish and the platters as well. The motor cover is gold matching the arm. So the whole TT looks like jewlery, Gold and Platnum look.
Once I solve the motor issue, it will be better then new. the arm is perfect as is the strobeing.
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Old 25th March 2011, 01:36 AM   #10
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I do believe the motor is sealed bearing. Thus no lube.
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