I think most folks are using grease in the back gear spindle. I
removed the lubrication access screw and replaced it with a grease
zerk and pumped it full. Some lathes have "oil" stamped into the
back gear and some have "grease". This must reflect a change in
philosophy at SB over the years.
There has been a lot of discussion on list about what kind of grease
to use. I think the consensus is a Teflon based product. Search the
archives for "lubrication" and see what you find.
--- In southbendlathe@y..., "johnjmalcolm" <johnmalcolm@m...> wrote:
getting very hot (expanding) and trying to siezing to the bull geartwo
parts. This is also causing the rpm to change as the spindle cone