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Old 02-20-2018   #9
dmitrizzle
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Originally Posted by 02Pilot View Post
You don't want oil in the vast majority of the shutter mechanism. You need to flush with solvent - Ronsonol, naptha, kerosene - and get that oil out of there. Gently blow dry to get any grit or stubborn grease/sludge deposits out of the nooks and crannies.

Running dry is the easiest way to go here, and it will work, but ideally you want a tiny bit of lubrication in a couple places. Using a needle oiler, apply a microscopic amount of synthetic oil to each gear spindle in the slow speed escapement. Then apply the thinnest possible layer of moly grease to the contact surfaces of the speed selector ring (the layer should so thin as to be invisible to the eye).
Does it matter which kind of synthetic oil? My shutter assembly doesn't actually give me access to all the gears and contacts.
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