Myford Lathe Oils

Myford Specify the following oils for use on their lathes

Mobil Vactra Oil No.2 for the slideways/gearbox.

Early user manuals from Myford specify ESSO Febis K53, or ESSO Febis K68 to use on the slideways and gearbox. When ISO standardisation came in, ESSO Febis K53 was renamed to ESSO Febis K68, to reflect the ISO Viscosity Grade 68. When Exxon and Mobil merged in 1999, the Febis product was discontinued and Mobil Vactra went forward as the slideway oil from ExxonMobil. Mobil Vactra Oil No.2 can be used wherever ESSO Febis K68/K53 was specified.

Mobil NUTO H32 for the oil cups and nipples.

Early user manuals from Myford specify ESSO Nuto H44, or ESSO Nuto H32 to use on the oil cups and nipples. When ISO standardisation came in, ESSO Nuto H44 was renamed to ESSO Nuto H32, to reflect the ISO Viscosity Grade 32. When Exxon and Mobil merged in 1999, the Nuto product name was moved to Mobil branding and is now sold as Mobil Nuto H32. Mobil Nuto H32 can be used wherever ESSO Nuto H32/H44 was specified.

Usage Original Names Modern Equivalent
Slideways/Gearbox ESSO Febis K53
ESSO Febis K68
Mobil Vactra Oil No.2
Oil Cups and Nipples ESSO NUTO H44
ESSO NUTO H32
Mobil NUTO H32

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