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    Thumbs up REOs not performing well?

    I have had few people send me their mods recently. They're aggravated they paid a lot of money for a mod and its not running like it was when they first got their mod.

    I totally understand I would be unhappy myself. Their mods were dirty. It took me 10 seconds and they were running perfectly. I know this because I tested them before and after under load. If you want to have a mechanical mod you need to maintain it, simple as that. Mechanical mods are great if you understand them... you cant beat them for reliability. The down side is you have to clean them and apply noalox. For me its about every two months. For some, it could be less time or more.

    The most important thing is keeping the positive battery contact clean. You need a small flat file or an emery board or even a piece of sand paper will work. Scuff up the point of the contact, put a drop of noalox on the very tip of the positive contact and your mod will run like its brand new.

    You cant stop a mechanical mod it will run perfect for years and years if you just take the time to clean it properly. I hope people don't think I am going off on a rant. I am not. I am trying to help
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    right on Rob
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    FYI, my Grand was still working great before I sent it to you. The atty connector had gotten a little bit wobbly, but that understandable considering the hundreds of times attys, cartos, and adapters were screwed in and out of that sucker.

    I just figured after two years of hard use, I might as well let the modmaster give it a good once over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mudflap View Post
    FYI, my Grand was still working great before I sent it to you. The atty connector had gotten a little bit wobbly, but that understandable considering the hundreds of times attys, cartos, and adapters were screwed in and out of that sucker.

    I just figured after two years of hard use, I might as well let the modmaster give it a good once over.
    I gave it a once over all right you wait to you see what I did to it

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    Well, just because of this post I am going to grab the metal REO's I use every week and give them a good cleaning!

    We do tend to get use to having a hassle free REO and at least I neglect a good cleaning more than I should.

    I consider myself spanked!!!!




    I kinda liked it though Robert.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by redeyedancer View Post
    I gave it a once over all right you wait to you see what I did to it
    I'm guessing you filled the bottle with Rob's Rhubarb DIY? I can't wait to try it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mudflap View Post
    I'm guessing you filled the bottle with Rob's Rhubarb DIY? I can't wait to try it!
    No I turned them all into native 901s Almost forgot I painted little care bears dancing under a rainbow

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    Quote Originally Posted by redeyedancer View Post
    No I turned them all into native 901s Almost forgot I painted little care bears dancing under a rainbow
    You realize I could post that for sale in a UK forum and get whatever price I ask? Thanks, dawg.

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    are there any high def videos of the scuffing portion of the maintenance required?

    preferably in slow motion. backround music is not needed.

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    From the pharmacy you can get soft nail files they have a foam middle to them. They work great for cleaning the firing pin.

    oh and great post Rob.

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