Technics SP10 MK3 bearing and lubrication

Does anyone know how to remove the spindle from an SP10 Mk3 so as to enable one to clean out the bearing lubricant and install new? This seemingly important topic is not mentioned in either the owners manual or service manual. (I don't have an owners manual, but I am assuming this is true, because none of the guys who do have a Mk3 owners manual can answer my question.) Any hints or relevant information would be appreciated. It seems certain that the process is much different from that of the Mk2. The usual suspects are just as much in the dark as I am on this question.
I hope its ok to point at other Hifi forums for information;
have a look here:-
I 'only' have the SP10 mk2, which I am more than happy with, Enjoy your wonderful beast of a machine :)

Thanks, guys.
I had totally forgotten about this long lost thread, which must have gone unnoticed by everyone else until now.

My Mk3 was NOS when I bought it; it's still in perfect cosmetic condition. I have done the Krebs mod, and I mounted the chassis in a lead and wood plinth of my own design that weighs a net of ~80-90 lbs.  I mounted a 10.5-inch Reed 2A tonearm with an ZYX UNIverse cartridge, and I am very fond of the whole set-up.  One of these days, I will have JP Jones install his upgraded chip and re-calibrate it, but right now I don't think it could be beaten, although other high end turntables may sound "different".

But funnily enough, I cannot recall whether I ever did anything about the bearing lubricant.  I may have or may not have.  The bearing itself could not possibly have had any wear on it, because of the NOS status. Five years is a long time.  
 Yes, I have seen that awesome thread, by the one and only JP Jones.

  I like Lewm will get JP's chip as soon as he can make some more, especially since my original failed.  JP, you reading this - I will contact you early in the new year to check on the chips :-)   

I tried to make some up a couple weeks ago, but my hot air rework station went out. 
Shane, I bought JP's chip a year or more ago, but I need to have him install it.  (My OEM IC was and still is working fine.) That would be you, JP.  Back then, you said you were making some further improvements to the circuit.  Could you deal with my power supply if I sent it and the new chip to you in the next month or so? (Although I hate to inactivate the Mk3, even for a week or two.)