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on my lathe the main shaft where the chuck goes on the two oil cups the one by the chuck you can fill it up and the oil don't go down, do you think the race has turned
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As a possible test, try a lighter oil like 3in1. (Not meant for real lubrication, so don't bother telling me it isn't good oil!) The thinner viscosity may wick in a tighter fit; indicating NO BLOCKAGE. It might be just a nice tight fit that doesn't seep much. If the 3 in 1 seeps in just go back to recomended oil.

For perhaps a better test you might put a mechanics stethescope on the bearing and give it a listen. I'm sure a spun bearing wouldn't run quiet.

As an FYI, if you don't have them already you can download manuals for Atlas from: http://www.lathes.co.uk/atlas/index.html


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Just unscrew the oil cup and look.
Could be oil crud build up in the cup also.
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