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Mount strip and clean


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I picked up an EQ6 last week it needs adjusting so I thought I have the kit so strip and clean from the start


 


also replace worm bearings


 


Done the DEC axis


 


so far my thoughts are there could have been a bit more grease on the bearings apart from the odd flake of paint it looks OK so far


 


 


RA after dog walk and eats


 


 


 


Rebuild tomorrow :D


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Nice work. What are your thoughts on wear and tear on the gears since it was lacking a little in grease? Guess I am wondering about stuff lime this in two ways; since I am on the lookout for a 2nd hand mount; and in terms of how often they should get some maintenance.


 


Hope you had a nice walk... bit windy around here!


 


Steve


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I picked up an EQ6 last week it needs adjusting so I thought I have the kit so strip and clean from the start

 

also replace worm bearings

 

Done the DEC axis

 

so far my thoughts are there could have been a bit more grease on the bearings apart from the odd flake of paint it looks OK so far

 

 

RA after dog walk and eats

 

 

 

Rebuild tomorrow :D

 

Well Steve if you need any of the drive train gears I have a box full here from all the belt mods I have done. :2thumbsup:

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Steve -not really seen any damage its just a case of running smoother Graham might have though as he has done a lot more mounts than me


 


Graham Thanks but I'm OK so far but may go for the belt mod later

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Steve, you really ought to leave well alone....... I bet it runs backwards!!! (or is that just me???)


What sort of grease you Used? When I stripped and re did my HEQ5 when i got it (cos it sounded like a bag o' spanners) I used a modified grease with Teflon... seems ok so far but not much use lately. (did try chip fat but every time I observed after 10 mins felt hungry)


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Guest Dick-The-Druid

Bacon grease is good.....


Is the EQ back together and workin?? I am thinking of treating my EQ to some tlc and may be a run out in the garden tomorrow if the bright yellow thing is out...


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