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Taking apart a LAMY 2000


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#21 along

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 12:42

i have to agree the white-board marker method is really a hap hazard one - the ignorance of the first attempt headsmack.gif headsmack.gif . i'm really really lucky embarrassed_smile.gif to get away without destroying the nib.

since then, i've also learnt the use of pushing the nib with fingers; a few careful jerks, and 2 or 3 push on the nib worked for me.

i also just bought a few Lamy27 just to explore the difference between L2k. all the nibs on the 3 L27 didnt' require much effort to push. they are good writers, no leakage, comes with the rubber o-ring on the nib's feeder. i hope it doesn't spell trouble in future.

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Posted 16 October 2008 - 10:57

thank you very much.
I just use your instruction to check my Lamy 2000 where the leakage came from.
I believe it came from the the interconnect between barrel and section near the two ears.
Is there any O-ring between the "ear"( clip-lock) and the barrel/section interface?
Or we just turn the barrel-section spiral as tight as possible?
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Posted 17 October 2008 - 20:16

QUOTE (Daedalus1 @ Oct 16 2008, 06:57 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
thank you very much.
I just use your instruction to check my Lamy 2000 where the leakage came from.
I believe it came from the the interconnect between barrel and section near the two ears.
Is there any O-ring between the "ear"( clip-lock) and the barrel/section interface?
Or we just turn the barrel-section spiral as tight as possible?


There is an o-ring that seals those pieces, but it's inside the section. It meets the top of the threaded portion of the barrel, and should seal without overtightening. I'd caution against overtightening, as some have broken the threaded portion off completely.

If it is leaking at that joint, you may try adding a bit of silicone grease to the o-ring, being careful not to get it in the feed. If it still leaks, try checking the barrel for cracks - bright light and a magnifier may help.

Best of luck,
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Posted 18 October 2008 - 03:54

thank you. that is clear. i bit the bullet and tightened the section a bit more and halelujah! no more leak. i believe i haven't broken the thread yet, but i will not unscrew the section again for a long time. blush.gif
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Posted 29 October 2008 - 18:48

Good stuff this - thanks.

Does anyone know a good source for replacement/alternative nibs for the 2000?

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 00:48

Thanks for the great information and pictures. Well done and much appreciated clap1.gif

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 05:46

for cap, unscrew firmly...

for, piston, unscrew slowly, it will take some force, but it should not injure the mechanism.

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 20:31

Can I please tag a question on to the end of this oldish thread?

I see in the pictures posted the metal part of the section attached to the centimetre or so long black part of the section. Do those parts not disassemble? I ask as my L2K seems to have developed ink seepage from the joint there. I'm convinced that's where it's coming from. Any thoughts?

Edited by Aysedasi, 23 March 2009 - 20:32.


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Posted 24 March 2009 - 07:20

QUOTE (Aysedasi @ Mar 23 2009, 09:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Can I please tag a question on to the end of this oldish thread?

I see in the pictures posted the metal part of the section attached to the centimetre or so long black part of the section. Do those parts not disassemble? I ask as my L2K seems to have developed ink seepage from the joint there. I'm convinced that's where it's coming from. Any thoughts?


The section does not disassemble further as far as I know. If it is seeping there, something is very wrong.

You are sure it is between the black and silvery part of the section and not from the thread? I had a leaking L2K that was in need of a new O-ring. After I had contacted Lamy for a replacement O-ring and had inserted it everything had been ok.

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 22:50

I've looked and looked at it and yes, I'm convinced the seepage is from that joint and not from the thread which is dry as a bone. I cleaned it thoroughly an hour or two ago and I've just run a piece of tissue tightly around that join and got ink - a substantial amount - on the tissue. This is an older made in W. Germany pen which I actually swapped a while ago with a member here and then swapped nibs with another member. I may have to go back to that last member as I've barely used the pen since I recieved it back from him....

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 12:32

Just a point of data-- the Lamy 99 comes apart in much the same way.

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 16:18

Further to my posts above, my problem persists and I've taken a couple of (rather poor) photos.

In the first, you can just see the ring of ink at the join between the 'black' and 'silver' parts of the section.



In the second, although it's out of focus, you can clearly see the ink seepage which is quite pronounced in two places around the join.



If there's no way this should happen, bearing in mind this is quite an old pen (a 'W. Germany' model), am I likely to be able to get it repaired and if so, any ideas on who I should contact bearing in mind I'm in the UK?

Thanks.

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 20:08

QUOTE (Ernst Bitterman @ Mar 26 2009, 02:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just a point of data-- the Lamy 99 comes apart in much the same way.


And the Lamy 27 and 4x and ratio as well.
This makes it easy to get a vintage Lamy pen cleaned properly ....


QUOTE (Aysedasi @ Mar 30 2009, 06:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If there's no way this should happen, bearing in mind this is quite an old pen (a 'W. Germany' model), am I likely to be able to get it repaired and if so, any ideas on who I should contact bearing in mind I'm in the UK?


You can contact Lamy Germany. They will replace the section but they will charge you some "service fee". Ask before you send the pen to Heidelberg.




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Posted 30 March 2009 - 20:13

OK, will do, thanks. smile.gif

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 03:41

I think I'm in the same boat as Aysedasi, but it's with a newer model. For those of you who've had your 2k's for longer than 2 years, do you know if Lamy will honor the warranty?

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 09:13

QUOTE (rroossinck @ Apr 9 2009, 04:41 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think I'm in the same boat as Aysedasi, but it's with a newer model. For those of you who've had your 2k's for longer than 2 years, do you know if Lamy will honor the warranty?


Me too - very similar issue to Aysedasi, leaking at the same point. Pens is only 2 months old with light use.
whats the resolution to this?
Did you send it back to lamy and if so at what cost and turn around time?

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 13:31

QUOTE (declanh @ May 4 2009, 10:13 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (rroossinck @ Apr 9 2009, 04:41 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think I'm in the same boat as Aysedasi, but it's with a newer model. For those of you who've had your 2k's for longer than 2 years, do you know if Lamy will honor the warranty?


Me too - very similar issue to Aysedasi, leaking at the same point. Pens is only 2 months old with light use.
whats the resolution to this?
Did you send it back to lamy and if so at what cost and turn around time?


Update:
Just got mine back from Lamy in Heidelberg.

From posting to getting back was 1 day short of two weeks - posted on a Tuesday, got it back on a monday.

Service Slip says

1) New ink feed
2) New Front Section
3) New Barrel
4) Fountain pen cleaned
5) flow adjusted
6) surface rematted


Does this mean its an entire new pen apart from the cap and the nib ?

The piston feels smoother than when i posted although I would probably still classify it as "firm"

Wonder why i needed new feed,barrel etc - the pen was less than 3 months old?

Overall I'm very pleased with the repair and the pen seems to write as well as it did before (and no leaks so far!)

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 01:04

Hi declan
seems you have had a difficult time already- think we bought our pens similar time. I eventually bought from melpens in Malaysia which was great for service.

I am hoping mine holds up Ok but from reading a few threads, it seems quality control a bit down, but the folks at Lamy seem very helpful at fixing probs as they arise.

You hadn't taken your pen flying by chance??

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 07:06

QUOTE (KCkc @ Jan 20 2006, 06:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Since I posted on PT in response to how to take apart the LAMY 2000, I might as well post one over here for future reference.

The section unscrews :


Make sure you do not lose the ring which acts as a spring to help the section slip tightly into cap:


As for piston removal, Tom McG. (tomandeva) suggested :
Holding the pen nib-end up, blind-cap down, unscrew the cap past the stop (it will/should take firm, but not strong, pressure to move the cap past the stop) and off the end of the barrel. There will be a clear plastic piece in the blind-cap. Remove it, and thread it back onto the piston - far enough to engage the threads on the piston, but not so far that you can't grip it. Pull gently to extract the piston.
I hope this helps.

Hi,
The nib on mine moves back and forth? It retreats inside the hood. Any suggestions?
It's old but they have not changed at all.

Plus I am constantly looking for answers to hard start pens?
I have a lot of pens with different colors, how long can one leave a pen and expect it to write, right away, and if it does not, what do you do?

Much Obliged,
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As for taking the nib, Mr Rene suggested :
The nib section is like Lamy Safari line (and other lamy pens),just covered with the hood section,you can pull out the nib assembly..carefully,of course
Good luck,
Rene

Have fun, it is a very indestructible pen to take apart IMHO.
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Posted 26 May 2009 - 21:52

QUOTE (shrinknib @ May 25 2009, 02:04 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi declan
seems you have had a difficult time already- think we bought our pens similar time. I eventually bought from melpens in Malaysia which was great for service.

I am hoping mine holds up Ok but from reading a few threads, it seems quality control a bit down, but the folks at Lamy seem very helpful at fixing probs as they arise.

You hadn't taken your pen flying by chance??

Jeremy

Nope, not taken flying anywhere. Very light use and never dropped or abused in any way.
Hopefully it will work well now fixed.






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