|4 – Synta HEQ5 – Lubrication & Re-Assembling the Right Ascension (RA) Axis|
This procedure will guide you in re-assembling the HEQ5 Right Ascension axis and follows on from the stripping down and cleaning guide HERE.
NOTE: Very little of the mount assembly requires brute force on tightening down components. They need to be firm but not so tight the threads pop.
Generally a light touch is required rather than brute force. Remember this is a precision piece of engineering and many of the fittings are aluminium so threads
can be easily stripped and ruined.
NOTE 2: When this guide was originally written the accepted wisdom was that white lithium grease was an overall good lubricant. However it would appear that
standard white lithium grease may cause problems under some extremes of damp/temperature. All of the mounts I have rebuilt have been done with white
lithium that is stable and often mixed with a synthetic like Teflon or PTFE. It is best to consult the manufacturer on the quality of the product.
|Stage 4 – Re-assembling the Worm Carrier|
|Stage 5 – Re-assembling the Right Ascension Axis|