If you can afford a Linn LP12, you should not object to $5.00 for oil. That is like buying a new car and complaining that motor oil is too expensive.
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There is a motor oil called MoS2 which uses a moly compound to reduce friction. The motor oil is available at www.bavauto.com and is endorsed by BMW. They have 10w40. I don't know if this is the same oil as Linn oil, but I doubt that Linn is in the oil business. Will this work? I am not convinced a turntable is going to endure more stress than a car turning at 5-6000rpms. Thus, use at your own risk. The cost is 5.95 per liter.
With regard to oil, please bear in mind that there are many grades of oil which perform differently over time. Some oils have a high paraffin content and will solidify over time with exposure to air. Other oils change their viscosity, and some have a higher precentage of higher distilates to thin out the sludge that the MFG has used to blend a particular grade - this oil may separate with out an active pump, and cycling.
How much do you wish to save?
what are you willing to risk? - the life of your spindle?
Hello to all.
It seems that the Linn oil is a colloidal-graphite-enriched light oil. I believe it is ideal for the Teres bearing.
I have read elsewhere that its military spec is MIL-L-3572A.
These lubes are unavailable in small containers so the Linn offering is the only game in town.
Is there an online source for the Linn-branded oil? How do I get one via mail-order?
Thanks in advance?