|David Francis 3||27/10/2020 11:25:34|
|2 forum posts|
Have a Colchester Bantam 1600
It leaks oil from the headshaft behine th chuck when run at fairly fast speeds.
Not sure if it needs oil seal replacement and what sort of job it would be.
Any info would be appreciated
|1764 forum posts|
You don't say if you have the manual but if not I suggest you join the Colchester iO Group where there is lots of info including the Manual FOC.
|Dave Wootton||27/10/2020 22:32:32|
|85 forum posts|
I've got a Bantam 2000 which used to do the same when run fast or for very long periods, Following a posting by Gray Meek about his mill gearbox leaking caused by it pressurising itself as the oil warms. I carried out the same experiment as outlined in his post, namely putting the finger cut from a nitrile glove over the filler with the plug removed, and it did inflate before it popped off, so I drilled a 4mm hole in the headstock filler plug and it has not done it since.
According to the manual for mine there are only labyrinth seals on the spindle, not garter type seals.
|David Francis 3||28/10/2020 06:20:12|
|2 forum posts|
Thanks for the quick reply, I will give your suggestion a try.
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