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    Default Re: Leaky Pelikan 30, P30 or M30?

    Quote Originally Posted by CTSteve View Post
    Hi Guys,

    My first post on the forum..

    I know this is an old thread but I thought this was worth sharing. Instead of buying or creating a custom wrench simply use a metal caliper if you have one. I use a 4 inch caliper to remove pistons all the time. They are adjustable and thin enough to do the trick.

    Cheers!
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    Thanks, Steve. I have so many of those TWSBI wrenches, it was not an issue.

    Reviving this thread with new info. Well, I used the M30 for a bit but I ended up having to take it out of rotation. There is a crack somewhere that is allowing extra air exchange and it's leaking in the cap. I left it at that thinking I might replace the whole pen some day. As I could not find a parts pen, it sat in a pen case for the past couple of years.

    Today I found that uberpens.com sells parts for these M/P Pelikan pens. You could practically build a whole pen from their parts sans the cap and nib. I have a new barrel on the way and it should be back in the rotation soon.
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    Default Re: Leaky Pelikan 30, P30 or M30?

    Reviving this thread with new info. Well, I used the M30 for a bit but I ended up having to take it out of rotation. There is a crack somewhere that is allowing extra air exchange and it's leaking in the cap. I left it at that thinking I might replace the whole pen some day. As I could not find a parts pen, it sat in a pen case for the past couple of years.

    Today I found that uberpens.com sells parts for these M/P Pelikan pens. You could practically build a whole pen from their parts sans the cap and nib. I have a new barrel on the way and it should be back in the rotation soon.
    Did it earn itís way back?

    Iíve got an M30 Pelikan (type 1) with a super stiff piston. Iíve never needed to lubricate my other 30s, so Iíve never messed with it, but this is a task that needs doing, Ďcause my M30s are blue, and this is my first black one. Needs Must and all. But Iíd never pull apart an Ibis, and this isnít that much younger. Iíve only opened an M&K 120 once. I have no idea what thin ice looks like with this particular model.

    So what do you think, in through the snoot or try not to crack the back? You make it sound casual, which makes me think that you know what youíre doing. I donít, really. I even bought a cracked 30 for the nib, so Iíve got a practice pen, but... I shattered a Mabie Todd once... Iím still scarred... the ďleave it aloneĒ folks have a point.

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    Default Re: Leaky Pelikan 30, P30 or M30?

    @ceebert
    First try putting the WHOLE PEN in water and try filling unfilling the pen while immersed in water. You will probably find there is a lot of ink at the back of the piston that you will get rid of and once cleaned, the piston should be fine.

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    Default Re: Leaky Pelikan 30, P30 or M30?

    Quote Originally Posted by ceebert View Post
    Reviving this thread with new info. Well, I used the M30 for a bit but I ended up having to take it out of rotation. There is a crack somewhere that is allowing extra air exchange and it's leaking in the cap. I left it at that thinking I might replace the whole pen some day. As I could not find a parts pen, it sat in a pen case for the past couple of years.

    Today I found that uberpens.com sells parts for these M/P Pelikan pens. You could practically build a whole pen from their parts sans the cap and nib. I have a new barrel on the way and it should be back in the rotation soon.
    Did it earn itís way back?

    Iíve got an M30 Pelikan (type 1) with a super stiff piston. Iíve never needed to lubricate my other 30s, so Iíve never messed with it, but this is a task that needs doing, Ďcause my M30s are blue, and this is my first black one. Needs Must and all. But Iíd never pull apart an Ibis, and this isnít that much younger. Iíve only opened an M&K 120 once. I have no idea what thin ice looks like with this particular model.

    So what do you think, in through the snoot or try not to crack the back? You make it sound casual, which makes me think that you know what youíre doing. I donít, really. I even bought a cracked 30 for the nib, so Iíve got a practice pen, but... I shattered a Mabie Todd once... Iím still scarred... the ďleave it aloneĒ folks have a point.
    Yes! It stopped leaking but I have not used it in a while.
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