Rom, if you decide not to do the work yourself, here's a link to the list of reparateurs from Sylvain Halgand's site: http://www.collection-appareils.fr/g...eparateurs.php
You might ask for suggestions on his forum, also on the French LF forum. Here's a link to it: http://www.galerie-photo.info/forumgp/list.php?2
For clarification... I didn't say it was impossible to learn to repair a Rollei. Obviously, I and numerous others have done it.
What I'm saying is that an inexperienced individual, regardless of inate talent or past experience, is not going to sit down at
the kitchen table with this camera after church on Sunday, and be done and have the table cleaned off for supper.
The tools are just as important as the instructions. You can't skimp on tools; they must be right.
If you use oil other than that specified, use sewing machine oil. It's by far the best light oil available for consumers. No manufacturer
would risk raising the ire of half the housewives in the world by selling a shoddy product. That would be suicide, quite literally.
For a mid-weight grease use molybdenum disulphide, commonly called MolyDee. It's a dark grey paste.
Absolutely DO NOT USE graphite in any form. It's the worst stuff in the world; highly abrasive.
BTW I saw sewing machine oil come up in other posts n wonder if it's the same as the Singer sewing machine oil I have for my old banger?.. or does it come in various viscosities? My bottle seems to have the same smell n consistancy as 3in1 oil unless they have changed their product in the last 5 years... or perhaps newer machines require lighter oil?
What I have found for oil at 1/10 th price and has the same consistancy as NyOil is trumpet valve oil I get at the music store.. in fact it has the same company address in Queens NY.
Nye makes lots of different oils, so it's hard to answer that question.
Oils are very complex products, containing various additives for different purposes. You can't simply compare smells. :D
Thanks a lot for your advises after 4 pages on talking if i have or have not to do it by myself.
Let me tell you something guys, to you who are experts. I have well understood that i am inferior of you and only one of the "selected" people in the world will be able to accomplish this task like a god. So i will pay for it. Like i am supposed to pay for everything that i have to do nowadays. I think some years ago, people where much more encouraging than now.
I am joking, don't take it seriously.
The reason people ask questions on forums is to get advice from those who have more experience than themselves.
We have no reason to waste our time answering questions if the OP doesn't want to hear the answers.
I've purchased many cameras for parts for almost nothing from amateurs who had turned nice pieces of equipment
into piles of junk because they wanted to save a few dollars.
Nobody suggested that you were in any way "inferior" to others.
We're actually trying to help. Nobody ever broke anything by being overly cautious.
Sorry if my message was took as a complain. I apologize for it.
Anyway, thanks for your help on both sides.
Leigh, I've compared the NyOil to the trumpet oil side by side n they are the same. Been using it for a very long time and have had no recalls. I'll take a look at the sewing machine oil next time I go to the material store, curious. Maybe they use a different oil for newer machines than my almost 100 year old Singer 99.