I'm still looking for start up manuals and service manuals for any AKIRA SEIKI lathes 1996 to 1998 or around that age. Mine is a 1997 AKIRA SEIKI ASL-17.
I just about ready to fire her up. I have a CD with the Fanuc manuals so that is not an issue. But if I could at least talk to someone about this or similar year and model machines, it would speed up my learning process.