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Pelikan MK30 STIFF Piston



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I’ve got a lovely Pelikan 30, a black one to go with my blue ones. The piston is stiff to operate. I’ve used lubricating ink, which relieve thing somewhat, but within a couple of fills with my standard Diamine Registrars, I’m back to stiff again. 
 

I’ve never opened any of these pens - I’ve got a 20 and three 30s - because I’ve never had to. Is there a clever way of going about lubricating the piston, without all the yanking and pressing and probably cracking? 

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get some silicon grease from on the online pen retailers... not from HomeDepot.. not the same stuff.  A small dab ... pin head sized ... on the tip of a toothpick .  clean the pen.. remove the nib unit and use the toothpick to get the grease up around the piston head... no need to be perfect but don't use too much.... that's it and you'll be good to go.

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10 hours ago, ceebert said:

I’ve got a lovely Pelikan 30, a black one to go with my blue ones. The piston is stiff to operate. I’ve used lubricating ink, which relieve thing somewhat, but within a couple of fills with my standard Diamine Registrars, I’m back to stiff again. 
 

I’ve never opened any of these pens - I’ve got a 20 and three 30s - because I’ve never had to. Is there a clever way of going about lubricating the piston, without all the yanking and pressing and probably cracking? 

 

the lubricate from front approach is difficult on these pens. However, the piston fillers are designed to come apart. This is a good thread with some great pics in it:

 

https://fpgeeks.com/forum/showthread.php/3403-Leaky-Pelikan-30-P30-or-M30?p=39969&viewfull=1#post39969

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On 4/8/2021 at 3:12 AM, hari317 said:

 

the lubricate from front approach is difficult on these pens. However, the piston fillers are designed to come apart. This is a good thread with some great pics in it:

 

https://fpgeeks.com/forum/showthread.php/3403-Leaky-Pelikan-30-P30-or-M30?p=39969&viewfull=1#post39969


Thankee, thankee. One of my attractions to Pelikans is the nib assembly, and the ease that brings to cleaning and maintenance - DRI ain’t Baystate, but it’s no slouch. Maybe on a morning that I haven’t had much coffee yet, I’ll dive in. 
 

Thank you again 

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