I recommend checking with your dealer for replacement oil.
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Based on your description, it sounds like automotive manual transmission fluid (which makes sense). I wonder if Nottingham will tell you what "weight" the oil is. If they do, you might be able to pick up a bottle of good, synthetic gear lube (Motul, Redline, etc). A quart of the stuff at your local automotive or motorcycle performance shop would probably set you back about 15$ and you'd have enough lube for several lifetimes. And if you have a car with a manual transmission, pick up enough change your transmission fluid--good gear lube makes a big difference.
Different bearings DO require different lubricants. Just because some oil works best in an AR (or any other TT) doesn't make it the right oil for a Nottingham.
There's no upside to guessing. Like Rlxl and Jbello suggested, ask your Nott' dealer or the USA distributor, Audiophile Systems. http://www.aslgroup.com
My impression at the time was a sense that the music seemed to "flow" more. Backgrounds seemed "darker". The effects were subtle; but noticable. The story that I have heard was that Tom Fletcher worked with a lubrication specialist for a year developing this new oil. That may be hype or true; I have no way of knowing.
John, it is probably true that Tom Fletcher worked with a lubrication specialist since he knows nothing about lubricats. The specialist must have had a chuckle with that contract! Imagine, as the perceived differences in sound were reported to him, he simply went to the catalogue and "developed" another lubricant.
I or any of you could have done the same for cheaper, I am sure!
Salut, Bob P.
Of course A'gon and AA are also full of people who post strong opinions about things they've never actually listened to. ;-)
It takes all kinds of people to keep this place from becoming boring, which fortunately it never is.
P.S. I've never heard either oil, or even a Nottingham for that matter. Therefore I have NO opinion about any of this!