Once again, it is very important to check and verify of the automatic oil system is fully functional inside headstock on a regular basis, say ONCE A DAY !!!
From the front oil sight glass next to the lathe chuck (on the left hand side), you can monitor weather the oil is coming up after making a very quick spindle rotation under Manual mode. This test should be carried out every day before cutting any wheel in the beginning of the working shift to make sure that the oil pump is fully functional whenever the spindle is running.
Once a week, you should check and verify the oil lever from the sight glass on the back side of the headstock (see above pictures). The normal oil lever should be very close to the center line of that sight glass as shown.
It is recommended to replace the headstock oil ONCE A YEAR based upon the regular running hours (40 working hours per week). Please make sure that only MOBILE DTE LIGHT Oil is used in the headstock.
Due to the complexity of the headstock design and manufacturing process, any work related to the replacement of the components inside this headstock gear box, including the oil pump itself should be provided by professional machine repair specialists only.