Why do you need to take the section off? Pilot says all over the place with the pen to no do that. I have an amber one but have not tried to do it so don't know if my new one can or not. If it was me I would unscrew the plunger and do things from the back of the pen. It seems like the section side is where people crack their 823's.
I like syringe filling it. I can control exactly how much ink I get in there, being one of the reasons I do that.
In my experience with the 823's it is much easier to unscrew the section than it is to take a wrench to the top of the pen. I'm careful to not over torque it and I add a bit of silicone every once in a while.
If we're not supposed to disassemble the pen, how are we supposed to grease the mechanism once the grease on it wears out over years? It's so easy to do it with the section off, similar to how one does with the Lamy 2k. Also, the Vac 700's, which encourage disassembly, can be lubed up that way.
I appreciate Pilot saying don't take it apart, I imagine that's there to prevent people from breaking their pen and/or limiting warranty claims.
You're right about them breaking form over tightening, at least that's what I've read numerous times. It's easy enough to not over torque it, though.
Edited by cynic, 21 March 2018 - 17:50.