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    out of interest what grade oil?
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    Jamie, it is a pretty standard 15W-40 grade of oil that is recommended for engines with average wear and tear. It apparently has quite a few additives though to cut down on further wear.
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    cool,i like your way of thinking
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    I find engine oil too thin and use EP80/90 gear oil with a drop of STP. Have done for forty years with no issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    I find engine oil too thin and use EP80/90 gear oil with a drop of STP. Have done for forty years with no issues.
    Bet that's cheaper than 1000/Ltr!
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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    I find engine oil too thin and use EP80/90 gear oil with a drop of STP. Have done for forty years with no issues.
    in what way do you mean too thin geoff?
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    I like an oil that has the thickness (viscosity) to keep a film all around the bearing even when the spindle is not rotating. Lets face it, unless you use oil so thick as to cause excessive drag, surely the thicker the better?

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    yep i take your point,i just keep thinking though that surely if an oil designed to lubricate a cars big end shells then thats gotta be more than adequate for a turntables bearing and sleeve?
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    Obviously, car has an oil pump that makes the oil circulate under pressure.
    Choosing the right grade and quality of oil for a turntable bearing could be tricky. Then think about the anti-soot additives etc. and you may be better of getting the (most likely) single grade oil specified for the job.

    Gearbox oil does sound like a much better proposition.
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    I have no figures, but as big ends have a far greater surface area to a TT main bearing, I'd not be surprised if the loading per area is not very different, although the forces in a TT bearing can be angular to the axis.

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