Mighty Comet VMC 1000

Possible cause of failure:
Bearing grease in the front and rear quad set was completely flooded with oil. Oil washed out the grease.
The oil appears to be flooding in from the rear of the spindle. The source could be the transmission reservoir above the spindle.

Recommended action:

Clean, inspect overall dimensions.
Customer to check their machine to see how the oil could be getting in. Pay particular attention to transmission oil.
Replace bearings.
Adjust preload, balance, assemble and break in. Final quality control inspection.

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