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#1 akshaydashrath

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 18:29

Hello,

 

I have a new Platinum 3776 Century and it appears to be leaking from the space between the nib and the body. I've used it for a few days and on one ocassion it emptied the entire converter into the cap and when I opened the cap all the ink poured over my hands and clothes :(.

 

Pic of the leak.

 

 

 

Has anyone seen anything like this?

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#2 discopig

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 19:07

Re-seating the nib and the feed will most likely fix the problem. They are friction fit, so you can simply pull them out, align them, and put them back in.



#3 akshaydashrath

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 19:16

@discopig tried that, didn't work :(



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Posted 02 August 2014 - 01:59

Do you have a 5x (or better) loupe to check out the collar? I think there might be a small crack in there somewhere, otherwise I'm really not sure what could be causing this.

 

Another thing I've read may cause leaks is having the converter or cartridge not be pushed in all the way, but that seems unlikely (although it wouldn't hurt to check and push it in, just in case)


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Posted 02 August 2014 - 03:50

Same thing happened to a 3776 Century I had. The friction fit did not. The nib and feed rotated way too easily in the section and leaked all over the place. I even tried wrapping the feed with teflon tape, didn't work. Threw it out. Waste of money.


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Posted 02 August 2014 - 13:16

@discopig tried that, didn't work :(

 

What about rotating the nib/feed to a different part (assuming that maybe it's tighter at a different angle). If not, seek an exchange. 



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Posted 02 August 2014 - 15:33

+1 seek an exchange 


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Posted 02 August 2014 - 16:12

Thanks all, I think thats what I'm going to do, try to get an exchange.



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Posted 03 August 2014 - 22:28

Have a look inside this Pilot Custom Heritage 92. Instead of relying on the just the tightness of the friction fit between the section and the nib & feed, there's a sort of softish silicon area that seals against the back end of the feed. I thought that was pretty neat. Touch of quality you wouldn't notice normally.

 

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 22:44

Have a look inside this Pilot Custom Heritage 92. Instead of relying on the just the tightness of the friction fit between the section and the nib & feed, there's a sort of softish silicon area that seals against the back end of the feed. I thought that was pretty neat. Touch of quality you wouldn't notice normally.

 

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That bit is made out of urethane. A lot of Pilot Custom pens have it to seal the end of the feed better. I think it's a nice touch.

 

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