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HEQ5 pro hypertune

9 months 2 weeks ago
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HEQ5 pro hypertune #33298
just finished taking apart the mount now, the second taper bearing has some play but not as bad as this one. Definitely an issue there.

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9 months 2 weeks ago
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HEQ5 pro hypertune #33303

Gonzothegreat wrote: just finished taking apart the mount now, the second taper bearing has some play but not as bad as this one. Definitely an issue there.


When you clean the bearings you'll notice they all have play and dont actually move that smoothly until you repack them with grease. But yeah, your tapered bearing in the video had a lot of play and looked like zero grease! Dont just grease them, pack them with as much grease as will go in. Theres a method for that I'm sure you can find on youtube. Cheers

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9 months 2 weeks ago
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HEQ5 pro hypertune #33312

This after a few washes with hot water and soap, removed all the grease and dirt.

After this is after a first polish.

I'm happy with this result, might do another polish (maybe...)

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9 months 2 weeks ago
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HEQ5 pro hypertune #33327
I am really appreciating what you are showing us already! I look forward to seeing more of your procedure. Please document and share as much as you can :) Thank you.

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9 months 2 weeks ago
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HEQ5 pro hypertune #33366
how did you polish the gears?

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9 months 2 weeks ago
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HEQ5 pro hypertune #33367

kookoo_gr wrote: how did you polish the gears?


With whatever I've found in the kitchen cabinet, used some Bio-mex surface cleaner and a cloth.
Nothing special there really.

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9 months 2 weeks ago
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HEQ5 pro hypertune #33373
I was debating today about the need of replacing the bearings within the brass dec/ra gear, they are metal sealed and therefore near impossible to open up and inspect.
One of the four was almost locked, it took me a bit of force to get it going.

Now, one of them is clearly not happy...



so, I will replace all of them with some SKF bearings.

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9 months 2 weeks ago 9 months 2 weeks ago by pentaxian23.
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HEQ5 pro hypertune #33375
Good idea to get all new bearings. Probably would do that if I did it again. But I'm pretty sure they come un-greased so you will have to pop the seal and pack with grease. Still popping the seal is easy, you just pry it open with a small screwdriver but careful not to cut the rubber - once again, youtube has the answer. A thin bit of rubber is keeping the seal on the bearing, its not a strong seal.

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9 months 2 weeks ago
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HEQ5 pro hypertune #33376
This is not a rubber sealed bearing, it's metal sealed...

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9 months 2 weeks ago
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HEQ5 pro hypertune #33380

Gonzothegreat wrote: This is not a rubber sealed bearing, it's metal sealed...


There’s a metal ring with a rubber trim. At least it was like that for mine. If it’s all metal. I imagine it’s unserviceable.

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9 months 6 days ago
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HEQ5 pro hypertune #33724
I have now placed my bearings order... it's not cheap when you go with SKF bearings...

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9 months 6 days ago 9 months 6 days ago by kookoo_gr.
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HEQ5 pro hypertune #33726
is it possible to post the specs/Part numbers of the bearings you bought? i want them for future reference

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