Hi, I just bought a ML7 and the spindle had a giant play. when I removed the bearings caps I found two shims made of paper stuffed along the metallic shims.
I measured the shims with a dial capiler and all four is near the .4mm mark. the paper was .2mm thick.
I removed the papers and kept only the mettalic shims, the play has gone, but the spindle was hard to turn by hand.
I mixed some lithium grease with prussian blue, carefully spread the blue to a thin flim in the spindle bearings surface and...
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what sould I do?