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Lubricating The Piston On A Meisterstück 149


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#1 meiers

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Posted 04 May 2015 - 18:42

Oh no... the piston on this 149 is getting stiff. I could send it to my friends at MB Service.

Or... look for this wonderful little tool.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#2 meiers

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Posted 04 May 2015 - 18:58

Here is the second step: It's important to turn to piston knob back down so that the tool sits there nice and tight. That way you will avoid two problems: it won't slip and you won't damage the piston mechanism inside the pen.

 

 

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Posted 04 May 2015 - 19:02

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Posted 04 May 2015 - 19:03

Think you may find that this is 'stickyed' somewhere as I have taken advice on here and done my own.

 

Please continue though. Always interesting to see someone else do it.

 

Oh and wait until you choose the grease to lubricate the piston...........nuff said :)


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Posted 04 May 2015 - 19:04

The piston is starting to come out.

 

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Posted 04 May 2015 - 19:06

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Posted 04 May 2015 - 19:09

I just add very little silicone grease to the end of the piston. You can see it, if you look closely.IMG_4309_2.jpg

 



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Posted 04 May 2015 - 19:11

Now I just reverse the steps.

This approach works for me.

 


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Posted 04 May 2015 - 19:17

What sort of silicone grease ................... here we goooooooooo


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Posted 04 May 2015 - 19:33

It's clear "Trident Pure Silicon Grease" purchased from the dolphin scuba center of Sacramento via Amazon.

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Posted 04 May 2015 - 19:50

You can get pure silicone grease at Anderson Pens or Goulet Pens.


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Posted 04 May 2015 - 20:46

What I find to be best for me, is I don't turn the tool. Once I've got the two little lugs in place and screw the cap down to secure it, then I rest the cap end on my chest (with the cap on) and turn the entire pen keeping the tool stationery. I found that when I was turning the tool to loosen or tighten, then it would occasionally slip.



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Posted 04 May 2015 - 22:19

I will try that... Next time.

Edited by meiers, 05 May 2015 - 13:08.


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 16:00

Has anyone tried this recently?

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 16:57

I have not yet but I'm glad for the pics here.  Thank you meiers.

 

I do have a question about tools though.  In an earlier thread I saw mention of a couple that cost more than $60.  Or, build it yourself variations that all require a Dremel.  sigh...  But I have also seen on the bay from a seller in China a couple of fairly reasonably priced versions.  The question is, has anyone purchased and used these?  Are they real usable tools, or cheap pot-metal pen killers?  

 

Any recommends on where to purchase a good piston and a good nib tool?


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 17:09

I purchased one from maxpens. He is a forum member.

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 18:14

Official MB Sevice Manual recommends "Vaseline" as lubricant. 

No silicone, no bee wax mentioned there. 



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Posted 21 March 2017 - 18:21

Official MB Sevice Manual recommends "Vaseline" as lubricant. 

No silicone, no bee wax mentioned there. 

 

That sounds very very wrong.

 

I would never put petroleum jelly anywhere near my pens.



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Posted 21 March 2017 - 18:32

Official MB Sevice Manual recommends "Vaseline" as lubricant. 

No silicone, no bee wax mentioned there. 

 

I wouldn't use Vaseline either.


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 18:34

It's clear "Trident Pure Silicon Grease" purchased from the dolphin scuba center of Sacramento via Amazon.


Pure silicone grease works.






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