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Originally posted by Bruce A. Frank Bruce A. Frank wrote:

Originally posted by Enos Shenk Enos Shenk wrote:

Meh, Im still opposed to the whole idea of oiling the ASA and calling it a day. Theres absolutely no replacement for taking the gun apart and cleaning the thing.

Oil mixes with dirt that gets in your gun and soon you have basically mud coating your internals if you never crack the thing open.

Oil in the ASA is good for one thing: Oiling the valve and any air gear on the gun. I would NOT rely on it to lube the main action of the gun.

What is the main action of the gun, that wouldn't get oiled by the ASA method? Oil through the ASA would hit the regulator, the power valve, blow back would assure that the hammer get oiled. The mist of oil in the blow back gets to the main spring and to the trigger and sear areas. The Cyclone actuator would get oiled. The forward bolt would get oil where it slides on the power tube. The only place that might need a drop or two would be the forward bolt "O" ring and a Cyclone feed mechanism might need a drop or two where the star pivots.

I agree that periodically the marker should be taken apart and cleaned and oiled. But the ASA method is more than many people will do, so it seems a pretty good start. And a minimum that should be done week to week.

There is a difference between lubricating moving parts and providing a medium to which dirt can accumulate in areas that are not easily cleaned. 

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Originally posted by Stormcharger 
<P>There is a difference between lubricating moving parts and providing a medium to which dirt can accumulate in areas that are not easily cleaned.  </P>
<P>[/QUOTE Stormcharger

There is a difference between lubricating moving parts and providing a medium to which dirt can accumulate in areas that are not easily cleaned. 

[/QUOTE wrote:

And what parts on a Tippmann are not easily cleaned?

And what parts on a Tippmann are not easily cleaned?



Edited by Bruce A. Frank - 09 July 2006 at 4:10pm
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