Delta/Milwaukee band saw - oil?

I latched onto a small (table's about 14"x14" Delta/Milwaukee band
saw. Works fine for my modest metal cutting needs. There is a small
cup for oil. What is best oil to use, and what is lubricated? As you
can tell I'm not too mechanically educated. :-) TIA.
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Automotive gear oil, 90 or 140 weight. GL-3 or lower if you can find it. The GL-4 and GL-5 oils contain higher percentages of extreme pressure additives, which can attack brass and bronze parts. Although I can't remember if there are any bronze bearings in the gearbox.
The oil cup fills the gearbox.
John Martin
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John Martin
Thanks, John.
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