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M1000 Leak Question

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#1 510wells

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Posted 20 December 2019 - 00:28

I recently bought a Pelikan M1000 with Green/Black body with F nib that tends to leak. I think the leak is where the Nib screws into the body as the more I tighten the Nib the less the leak. Even though I have MUCH  more force than with M200 and M400 Nibs  I am unable to completly stop the leak. 

 

Might this somewhat normal for these Big pens?

 

Thanks for any help :-)


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#2 Scylax

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Posted 20 December 2019 - 00:35

Ive certainly neither heard of nor experienced this at all, let alone it being normal. Pens shouldnt leak.

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Posted 20 December 2019 - 01:26

Have not experienced this with my M800.  I've read that piston fillers are more likely to burp ink if they are only filled with a small amount of ink.  Do you normally do a full fill?  Or is your leaking like continuous dripping? 


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Posted 20 December 2019 - 02:25

I have two M1000's and neither do this. You shouldn't need to tighten the nib unit more than finger tight and, of course, don't use any tools.  You might try a small amount of silicone grease on the threads but I suspect the nib section might be cracked.  Look the area over very carefully with a loupe.


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#5 510wells

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Posted 20 December 2019 - 04:52

Ive certainly neither heard of nor experienced this at all, let alone it being normal. Pens shouldn't leak.

This is the first one for Me that leaks like this.

 

Have not experienced this with my M800.  I've read that piston fillers are more likely to burp ink if they are only filled with a small amount of ink.  Do you normally do a full fill?  Or is your leaking like continuous dripping? 

I always fill it up. It leaks in the cap but very slow over a period of a couple of days


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Posted 20 December 2019 - 17:54

Send it in for repair, either in England (what ever British company has the concession) , or in a hurry to Pelikan in Hanover, before Brexit hits.


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Posted 20 December 2019 - 18:49

Never had a Pelikan leak







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