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If you were talking about an AF, I'd answer it shouldn't hurt but probably won't help. What I've found on my stuff is that the metal piece the plunger hits has two metal tabs that are pivot points. As the E-unit operates, the tabs and the slots they pivot in gradually develop a burr. Using the magic Dremel to polish the edges of both tabs and slots made the prooblem go away, for me. Lubing the drum and so on is a good idea, too.
 

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No body will answer your question.:rolleyes:

I see no harm in a little light oil on it.

As long as you don't over do it.

Now lets see if we get a different answer.:D
 

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No body will answer your question.:rolleyes:

I see no harm in a little light oil on it.

As long as you don't over do it.

Now lets see if we get a different answer.:D
Au contraire, mon ami! I said, "If you were talking about an AF, I'd answer it shouldn't hurt but probably won't help. "

You're beginning to sound like Polly the Parrot, Ed. Seriously.:D
 

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A dry lubricant would be best like graphite for locks. It does conduct electricity it could short out everthing.

Make sure the rod is not bent. The one goes that sideways through the pawl.

Keep you eye out for a toy compass. This will point to anything magnetic.
 

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Au contraire, mon ami! I said, "If you were talking about an AF, I'd answer it shouldn't hurt but probably won't help. "

You're beginning to sound like Polly the Parrot, Ed. Seriously.:D
Polly want a Old steam engine.....Polly wants a Big boy Old steam engine.:laugh:

I will disagree I think a little oil is better then none. And a little dry lube like graphite is better yet.

I think most moving parts benefit from some sort of lubrication.

And stop picking on o gauge!:eek:
See I'm yelling!
 
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