New DSG to me

  1. brnomauser Member

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    Maybe I should not worry and stop trying to re engineer it... I guess it worked before and didn’t lunch the bearings. The grease hasn’t gone chalky, at leas not t the top.
     
  2. Carl Wilson Member

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    Very nice lathe.
     
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  3. brnomauser Member

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    Finally used it in anger. Last thing I did was after purging the spindle bearings of grease I shoved some wool and cotton pads into the old grease caps and saturated it with the iso 100 hydraulic oil
    I’m using in the gearbox. Takes a long time to run down so I think it’s doing it’s job.

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    Anyway, I filled the sump up with coolant and put it to work. Started by making a mandrel to true the leading edge on a Mauser receiver. Performed beautifully (for me at least in my eyes!). Threading at 16rpm is very comfortable and the thread gauge wheel allowed me to make a much quicker job than the clapped out turn off-reverse motor-go again method of my last one.

    Next up - making a new bolt Handle, sight ramp and threading/headspacing the barrel

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