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    Default Re: PIlot Custom 823 - skipping all the time

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    If you don't mind me asking, Ichiu, where in NZ are you?
    Welly
    Ah, I am in Dunners.

    As far as I know there is a pen group in Wellington, or at least a number of pen enthusiasts that post on the Fountain Pens New Zealand facebook page. Might be worth reaching out to someone there?
    I tried a small trick which was mentioned on this thread of moving the tines so they are slightly displaced and then repositoning them, That seems to have helped the flow. I don't do FB and I won't so I can't reach out to the local enthusiats that way.

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    Default Re: PIlot Custom 823 - skipping all the time

    Quote Originally Posted by lchiu7 View Post
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    Your nearest nibsmith is the west coast of USA. Sadly.
    I do have a friend who lives in SF and they are coming back for Xmas so could take the pen back to me, have it repaired and then shipped back to me.
    Gena Salorino at Custom Nib Studios is in LA. She does nice work. Mark Bacas is in Georgia and is very talented, but his queue is much longer.

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    Default Re: PIlot Custom 823 - skipping all the time

    Pilot pens are supposed to come with a three year guarantee - so why not send it back to Pilot, and have them sort it out?

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    Default Re: PIlot Custom 823 - skipping all the time

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy View Post
    Pilot pens are supposed to come with a three year guarantee - so why not send it back to Pilot, and have them sort it out?
    It will vary from country/region to country/region and Pilot will also probably insist it goes back to them through the seller.

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    Default Re: PIlot Custom 823 - skipping all the time

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisJ View Post
    The Pilot Custom 823 does have an ink valve which cuts off flow if closed and you need to open the plunger knob by 2 to 3 mm to allow ink to flow into the feed . If you don't then the feed won't get enough ink .
    This may be the reason for what you are seeing

    If its not that then try flushing the pen a good few times
    Why not flush............get a pc of brass from Goulet (I use a razer blade myself) to insert between the tines, fill with a wetter ink and back that knob-off all the way, even moving the plunger a tad to get it going? I use both Noodlers and Skrip in mine with excellent results

    I have never received any FP purchased from Pilot to have issues and I have at least a dozen. You can also pull the nib if needed as they are friction fitted to clean nib and feed of any sludge that might have unfortunately gathered to ruin your day?
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    Default Re: PIlot Custom 823 - skipping all the time

    I implore you, don't do anything drastic until you've tried Pilot Blue-Black in that pen.

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    Default Re: PIlot Custom 823 - skipping all the time

    Quote Originally Posted by manoeuver View Post
    I implore you, don't do anything drastic until you've tried Pilot Blue-Black in that pen.
    Well since it's only money I managed to fix it following this video on Youtube.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ig5cTFv4lXo

    I have a digital microscope that helped me check my settings each time.

    It's nice and wet now (well wetter than before!)

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    Default Re: PIlot Custom 823 - skipping all the time

    Quote Originally Posted by lchiu7 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by manoeuver View Post
    I implore you, don't do anything drastic until you've tried Pilot Blue-Black in that pen.
    Well since it's only money I managed to fix it following this video on Youtube.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ig5cTFv4lXo

    I have a digital microscope that helped me check my settings each time.

    It's nice and wet now (well wetter than before!)
    Thanks. I hadn't seen that particular clip from Stephen before.
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    Default Re: PIlot Custom 823 - skipping all the time

    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by lchiu7 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by manoeuver View Post
    I implore you, don't do anything drastic until you've tried Pilot Blue-Black in that pen.
    Well since it's only money I managed to fix it following this video on Youtube.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ig5cTFv4lXo

    I have a digital microscope that helped me check my settings each time.

    It's nice and wet now (well wetter than before!)
    Thanks. I hadn't seen that particular clip from Stephen before.
    I just found him with search in Youtube. I didn't know he was famous :-)

    Also I have switched to Pilot Iroshizuku ink which seems to suit the pen.

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    Default Re: PIlot Custom 823 - skipping all the time

    Quote Originally Posted by lchiu7 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by lchiu7 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by manoeuver View Post
    I implore you, don't do anything drastic until you've tried Pilot Blue-Black in that pen.
    Well since it's only money I managed to fix it following this video on Youtube.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ig5cTFv4lXo

    I have a digital microscope that helped me check my settings each time.

    It's nice and wet now (well wetter than before!)
    Thanks. I hadn't seen that particular clip from Stephen before.
    I just found him with search in Youtube. I didn't know he was famous :-)

    Also I have switched to Pilot Iroshizuku ink which seems to suit the pen.
    Glad to hear it's working out. They are really great pens.

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