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Old 02-17-2005, 07:08 PM #1
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Stabalizer disasembly

I just got my female stabalizer and I don't know which part to unscrew so I can lube the guts.

it looks like the ASA mount piece has a border between it and the body of the reg as if it unscrews. and on the other end by the adjuster screw, there two notches that make it seem i'm supposed to unscrew an end cap or something.

I tried loosening both, but they seem to be very STUCK.

I also plan on using slick honey. Is this a wise decision?
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Old 02-17-2005, 07:10 PM #2
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According to pps all you need to do to lube the reg is put a couple drops of air tool oil in the asa and run some air through it.
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Old 02-17-2005, 08:00 PM #3
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ya, i read that. But there has to be more to it than that. I wanna get some slick honey in that thing and make sure its got enough lube.

I wonder if they put some loc-tite on there or something.
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Old 02-17-2005, 08:59 PM #4
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Totally unessecary. Palmer regs are higher quality than any reg that needs to be taken apart and slicked up to perform.
Just put a few drops of oil and go.
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Old 02-17-2005, 09:05 PM #5
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just regular gold cup or pmi pbgun oil?
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Old 02-17-2005, 09:06 PM #6
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palmer products are designed to be low maintenance.
If it's not broken, don't fix it.
if it is broken, it's better to use your warranty than mess with it.

If you like to tinker with your regs you may want to buy a mac dev or a max flo. Those things need greasing like crazy.
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Old 02-17-2005, 09:11 PM #7
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gold cup is good.
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Old 02-17-2005, 09:32 PM #8
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i'm not supposed to put pb oil through my Busmaster 2004 though. People say it messes up the solenoid. Should I just take the macro line off the reg and let some air flow through it to blow access oil out?
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One drop wont hurt anything. I had a ICD marker and ran AKA extreme lube in it always.
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Do you have a reason to service this reg?
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Old 02-18-2005, 07:30 AM #11
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reasons:
1. I just got it
2. Its used
3. I have no idea if it has any lube in it right now
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Old 02-18-2005, 08:25 AM #12
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just a drop will be enough
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I am going to go against the crowd and say pull it apart. I do it all the time, it is easy. Start by taking the srew out that you use for pressure adjustments. Then I use a quarter to unscrew the bottom plate (just the nickel sized plate the screw goes into, NOT the whole bottom half) When you do this a washer and a spring will fall out. Next use some needle nose pleirs to pull the "plunger" out. In the stabilizers it is grayish in color, in the fatty it is green. Sometimes on the stabilizers it can be very tricky to get the "plunger" out because it is so far down there. If you are having troubles, gas the marker up with the reg still taken apart and with the eracer of a pencil push it down really fast and pull it out even faster. This will let a bit of air threw and will blow the "plunger" out. Now if the only point is to lube the regulator just lather up the o-ring on the "plunger" and put it back together. But if you want to change the cup seal, you unscrew the brass nut and all the rest of the parts fall out, which I am not going to get in to, but I will if you want.
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thats plenty of info. Thanks!

I'll put some slick honey on the oring so i can sleep better at night
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I'll put some slick honey on the oring so i can sleep better at night
yeah, I was picking up the vibe that you where just waiting for someone to say "take it apart".
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Old 02-20-2005, 05:35 PM #16
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Old 02-24-2005, 09:01 AM #17
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i'm not supposed to put pb oil through my Busmaster 2004 though. .People say it messes up the solenoid Should I just take the macro line off the reg and let some air flow through it to blow access oil out?
Unfortunately, too many "people" really don't know what they are talking about.
A little lightweight oil is a good thing for solenoids too as it lubes and cleans the moving parts of the air valve . Obviously though, if you flood the gun with lube, it could cause problems with the electronic circuits.
We reccomend air-tool oil for lubing the whole gun, any gun and it's regulators, because it is specifically formulated for pneumatics applications and tends to be better at getting to where it is actually needed. Also it tends not to gather all the garbage that goes though the air supply and make mud that gets stuck in the system which is typical for grease or real thick oils.
It is best to put a couple drops of lightweight oil in the ASA and shoot it through the gun after each day of play
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Here's a thought: If you have to "grease" up a regulator regularly, where does the grease go and what is the result of it being wherever it goes?

If you have to take the reg apart, the notches in the end cap are sized and shaped to fit a nickel and the end cap is fairly easy to get out when the adjusting screw is removed and there is no pressure from the mainsping on the cap.
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Old 02-24-2005, 10:33 AM #19
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I have thought about that. But since its used, I just want to open it up and make sure the guts aren't too dry. I'll probly clean everything and put some slick honey in it just so i know its clean and lubed. Thanks for the info on the oil. I'm scared about putting oil through the system, but I'll just shoot one drop through at a time and hope for the best.

Thanks GP@PPS
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