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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2015 10:28 pm 

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Glad they worked out for you. Just know that usually when power is low like that it means something is wrong, and usually that wrong upsets accuracy. Now if the spring used was weaker then that's a different story. So a full power Optimus with an oem full power spring should hit 18ftlbs, which also makes it the best shooter. Then dropping power by reducing spring strength to 13 makes it an even better shooter. Very different beast than one making 13 with a full power spring.
You are most welcome, and still available if you want to experiment more.

Babbitt is not the same deal since it's not a lube, but babbitt sandblasted and packed with dry lube is the way to go imo. I'm currently trying to get a turbine engine mfg to do this on their engine bearings and I'm getting blown off. They no doubt think I'm an idiot, but if I can get them to test their most problematic one (thrust bearing) then maybe I'll tell 'em it's a secret formula that only I sell :)
Anyway, picture the dry lube as grease that is so dry it's solid, then ground into a fine powder. And of course it's way better than grease.
I guess just picture in your mind a flat sanded dry lubed surface, then picture a flat smooth harder surface scraping over it. What does the sanded surface and dry lube do when scraping, and what would they do if both smooth w/ no dry lube?
That pix "example of tube damage" in the guide was two smooth surfaces, one harder than the other and no lube. My guess is they used silicone oil, but could've been the didn't use any lube anywhere and wore off the oem grease until that happened. Either way same result, but imo it happens much sooner if silicone is used.

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