REOs not performing well?

Discussion in 'Reos Mods' started by redeyedancer, Feb 22, 2013.

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  1. redeyedancer

    redeyedancer Forum Supplier ECF Veteran

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    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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  2. Sterno

    Sterno ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    right on Rob :)
     
  3. Mudflap

    Mudflap Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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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. :D
     
  4. redeyedancer

    redeyedancer Forum Supplier ECF Veteran

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    I gave it a once over all right you wait to you see what I did to it :evil:
     
  5. nerak

    nerak ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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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.....:wub:
     
  6. Mudflap

    Mudflap Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I'm guessing you filled the bottle with Rob's Rhubarb DIY? I can't wait to try it! :thumb:
     
  7. redeyedancer

    redeyedancer Forum Supplier ECF Veteran

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    No I turned them all into native 901s:laugh: Almost forgot I painted little care bears dancing under a rainbow
     
  8. Mudflap

    Mudflap Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    You realize I could post that for sale in a UK forum and get whatever price I ask? Thanks, dawg.
     
  9. fatherdano

    fatherdano Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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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.
     
  10. Justice

    Justice ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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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.
     
  11. Northernshrink

    Northernshrink Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Reo's are like anything if you take care of them they will take care of you people just get lazy:blink:

    For my mechanical mods I like to give them a good weekly bath in very hot water and use a toothbrush to clean all the nooks and crannies. Personally I have never found the need for nolax just a very rare scuffing of the firing pin.

    The VV's are a bit of a different story just a good scrub with a moist rag I use a large syringe to give the feeder tube a good flush and like to give the juice well a thorough cleaning.

    Having bought a cpl of mod's on the classies I can only imagine some of the nasty messes Rob has had returned to him with notes like my mod isn't firing properly etc . Well of course not stupid do you think the 1/8 of an inch of crusted juice slop everywhere may be your problem :facepalm:

    Rant/Hijack over I apologize
     
  12. harley05

    harley05 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I have a Grand just like the one in the video. Was gonna send it in, but now I'll back up and try that first. Thanks Rob! And ignore the naysayers, they exist everywhere in society.
     
  13. redeyedancer

    redeyedancer Forum Supplier ECF Veteran

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    This is exactly why I made the post . I hope a good cleaning does the trick for you.
     
  14. unsure

    unsure ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Just seeing that freaks me out (no wonder why my old Grand need your help...it was filthy). Obviously the very best way to clean your REO...great job Rob. :thumbs: Should I ever go metal again I'll revisit this video for sure. After I recently got my Woodvil back I'll make sure to clean connector often....but Im sure you'll understand I won't be putting the Tesla under the faucet. :lol:
     
  15. redeyedancer

    redeyedancer Forum Supplier ECF Veteran

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    Hello Gil many people give up on mechanical mods because they dont realize if the positive contact isn't clean the mod wont perform properly . The contact gets dirty and they feel they have to push the button hard to make the mod work properly . Some people end up bending the contact flat from applying to much pressure on the button . When all that was needed was to remove the oxidation buildup on the positive contact . You dont even have to clean the mod just the tip of the positive contact . So they get rid of there mod no realizing they just sold one of the best devices money can buy
     
  16. harley05

    harley05 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Rob if you're still here, would you recommend putting my Nebula under a faucet? Or if not whats the best way to clean it?
     
  17. redeyedancer

    redeyedancer Forum Supplier ECF Veteran

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    lol I dare ya assuming your kidding . Wood mods and water dont mix
     
  18. unsure

    unsure ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    :blush::facepalm:...that would be me.....

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  19. harley05

    harley05 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    No I seriously didnt know if being stabilized it was impervious to water. Is why i checked. Thanks Rob.
     
  20. redeyedancer

    redeyedancer Forum Supplier ECF Veteran

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    Yes Gil but you have been schooled . It is partly my fault I should push the issue more . I plan to harp on all the new juice junkies :)
     

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