I'm reassembling the head on my Series 1 BP CNC (dead!), & want to be able to put the grease in it tomorrow. I rang the local oil people, spoke to one of their tech guys expecting that he could tell me straight away what their equivalent was so that I could collect some tomorrow, but he hasn't rung back yet..... The proper stuff is apparently Sun Oil EP-741 'grease' - though it might not be technically a grease? Any suggestions for another maker's equivalent? As the old gears had completely worn out, I want to put somewhere near the right stuff in so the same doesn't happen again too soon.
Furter down the same head, the QC30 spindle nut is bu**ered, or at least its innards are. It looks like the sort of thing which could cost anything from 20 quid to 200 to buy new. If the former, I'll happily just buy a new one. Anywhere near the latter, I'll be scratching round for a cheapy/secondhand replacement. Any pointers will be welcome (I'll ask BP tomorrow for the awful truth )
Tim Leech Dutton Dry-Dock
Traditional & Modern canal craft repairs