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Lubricating A Vac 700

twsbi vac700 vac 700 maintenance

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#1 Portamenti

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Posted 05 September 2015 - 15:53

Good Morning Everyone, 

 

Sorry if this is covered anywhere else... I haven't found it anywhere in my searches. 

 

I have a Vac 700 that is getting stiff to plunge for refills. I'm wondering where exactly I should be applying the grease that came with the pen? Do I pull out the plunger, and lubricate the shaft? Do I need to lubricate the o-ring, and if so, how do I go about doing this?

 

Thanks so much in advance, 

 

-Portamenti



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#2 Portamenti

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Posted 06 September 2015 - 03:59

Bueller... Bueller... Bueller...

In all seriousness, from what I keep reading about other twsbi pens, it seems I just need to lubricate the plunger seal. I'm thinking I won't do any damage by doing so, and I'll see if this solves my problem.

Is my logic flawed?

Edited by Portamenti, 06 September 2015 - 03:59.


#3 R531

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Posted 06 September 2015 - 22:17

Frye, Frye, Frye ...

pretty sound logic to me ....
I guess the o ring if dried out could go hard so silicone grease is probably the best bet for it.

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Posted 06 September 2015 - 23:55

Bueller... Bueller... Bueller...

In all seriousness, from what I keep reading about other twsbi pens, it seems I just need to lubricate the plunger seal. I'm thinking I won't do any damage by doing so, and I'll see if this solves my problem.

Is my logic flawed?

That's what I do with my 700.



#5 Portamenti

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Posted 07 September 2015 - 11:37

Thanks for the replies. Do you add silicone anywhere else?

#6 Aetius

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Posted 08 September 2015 - 05:10

I've always had luck just putting silicone on the metal rod itself.







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