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noelbnetz

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So according to evike, that small window or opening on the side of gearbox is meant to put lubrication straight on the gears without having to disassemble the entire gearbox. I was wondering if anyone actually tried this. Did you guys get a can of airsoft silicone and go to town on the gear box by spraying directly into it or did you guys get a qtip, scooped some grease, and applied it? 

The only maintenance I do for my lvoa is cleaning the inner barrel, never touching the gearbox and was wondering if I should probably lube up my gearbox while I'm at it. 

Any help would be appreciated. 

Thanks. 

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B3H1NDu

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I would not recommend this.

Generally, if it's gotten to a stage where you need to regrease the gears, you'll want to be taking apart the whole thing, checking all the components, cleaning the old grease and muck off everything and then regreasing and lubing everything.

Also, IME, the best gear greases are always in a paste form so would be a bit more difficult and time consuming applying through the shell than just taking it all apart either. That said I've never actually tried out using the hole so it could be the best thing since sliced bread.
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So according to evike, that small window or opening on the side of gearbox is meant to put lubrication straight on the gears without having to disassemble the entire gearbox. I was wondering if anyone actually tried this. Did you guys get a can of airsoft silicone and go to town on the gear box by spraying directly into it or did you guys get a qtip, scooped some grease, and applied it?


Dev here: It's actually so you can view positioning of the piston. I have no idea where Evike employees came up with that idea.

The gearbox is self contained. There should be no reason for you to lubricate the gears outside of major maintenance.

That being said. Spray silicone is not good for your gun for a number of reasons:

1. The seals are HNBR, which are oil resistant anyways.
2. There's electronics inside that you can scramble with spray.
3. Spray doesn't have the correct viscosity for gears and will just run off
4. Spray will remove whatever grease is in your gun already. And probably put it on your sensitive components.

For best results, you'll need PTFE silicone grease.
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