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Help? Eco Piston Sticking


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#1 Sailor Kenshin

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Posted 29 August 2019 - 17:28

It was working fine when I loaded it a week ago....(Iro Tsysu-Kusa, and the 1.1 nib...). But when I went to flush it yesterday, it was almost like trying to turn the knob in setting cement.

It comes with a lube kit, I know, but I have never lubed a piston before. Any pointers, please, on how to diagnose and proceed?

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Posted 30 August 2019 - 09:15

Take a look at this video:



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Posted 30 August 2019 - 15:31

Thanks! :)

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 05:54

I just watched videos from both Jet Pens and Goulet. I would recommend the Jet Pens video.
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Posted 03 September 2019 - 12:07

I just watched videos from both Jet Pens and Goulet. I would recommend the Jet Pens video.


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Posted 11 September 2019 - 19:46

It isn't difficult to do. Once you've done it, the satisfaction in once again having a smooth-running piston is quite rewarding.

Wasn't there some suggestion elsewhere on this forum that a pure silicone grease, such as from an online pen shop, or locally from a diving shop, might work better than the thin oily stuff TWSBI supplies? Also, that it might be easier to apply?
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Posted 11 September 2019 - 20:43

It isn't difficult to do. Once you've done it, the satisfaction in once again having a smooth-running piston is quite rewarding.

Wasn't there some suggestion elsewhere on this forum that a pure silicone grease, such as from an online pen shop, or locally from a diving shop, might work better than the thin oily stuff TWSBI supplies? Also, that it might be easier to apply?


I couldn't even get the TWSBI stuff out of its bottle. Luckily I had a tiny jar of the other kind on hand.






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