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CROSSHATCH
07-17-2008, 09:50 AM
I'm stripping down my Taig CNC and going too re-adjust everything and fine-tune it all. Tram and lube everything...


I know many people use Mobil1 oil for there ways on not just the Taig, but other machines.

I checked in the garage, my brother has transmission oil for his old motorcycle, it says SAE75W


Any chance this might work at all or am I better off getting the Mobil1 and what grade type. I plan on going too target or walmart later.


-Jason

Fixittt
07-17-2008, 11:36 AM
swing by a local machine shop and see if you can buy a gallon of waylube 68 from them. Guess what waylube is for................

CROSSHATCH
07-17-2008, 11:42 AM
HAH ways :)

But anyone else have info on that Mobil one stuff :)


-Jason

jalessi
07-17-2008, 11:51 AM
Jason,

Any idea what the viscosity of SAE75W is?

Why not use this instead?

http://zap.supergluecorp.com/pt26.html

Teresstic SHP 680 might be a alternative also.

CROSSHATCH
07-17-2008, 06:56 PM
Jalessi, thats glue...ZAP makes glue, i'm a hobbyist. I don't understand your post......


-Jason

LeeWay
07-17-2008, 08:07 PM
He gets like that sometimes when he wiggles off his chain.
He is implying that 75 weight is a little too thick.
I use 30 weight oil. I had some Mobil 1 for a while, but ran out. It was good, but I couldn't tell the difference between it and regular stuff. Now I just use straight 30 weight non detergent.

CROSSHATCH
07-17-2008, 08:15 PM
I'll pick up some Mobil 30 weight. I have been using bad lube in the first place.


-Jason

tsalaf
07-20-2008, 07:29 PM
I've been experimenting with a ceramic waterproof grease on my ways and screws. It doesn't drip and won't get washed off by coolant. The jury is till out on wear reduction, but I have another Taig sitting in a box, just in case.

So far, there has not been any binding that was related to lack of lube.

CROSSHATCH
07-20-2008, 09:32 PM
Cool, thanks for the info :)


-Jason