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help with musketeer advantage

Postby GC-1023 » Mon Oct 26, 2015 7:50 am

just brought a musky on ebay .
the sellers can undo the middle locknut .are there any known issues of stems siezing up?
i can tell them to use brute force but not sure which direction it unlocks .
standing machine erect which direction would you twist the nut ? clockwise/anti-clockwise?
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Re: help with musketeer advantage/sovereign stem! stuck!

Postby GC-1023 » Mon Oct 26, 2015 12:13 pm

a sovereign would have same shaft/stem locking system i would think . someone must have a sov who can help me work out direction. X:)
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Re: help with musketeer advantage

Postby Blackadder43 » Mon Oct 26, 2015 12:20 pm

From memory of machines owned in the past, if you are facing an upright machine then anti clockwise would usually undo the grip and clockwise would tighten it.
Its not so much they seize up, its more likely that when wet the mud and sand gets very sloppy and small bits of sand etc will lodge in the threads making it difficult to undo.
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Re: help with musketeer advantage

Postby GC-1023 » Mon Oct 26, 2015 12:22 pm

Blackadder43 wrote:From memory of machines owned in the past, if you are facing an upright machine then anti clockwise would usually undo the grip and clockwise would tighten it.
Its not so much they seize up, its more likely that when wet the mud and sand gets very sloppy and small bits of sand etc will lodge in the threads making it difficult to undo.

cheers blackadder
so one vote anti-clockwise so far . ::g
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Re: help with musketeer advantage

Postby lord lovell » Mon Oct 26, 2015 12:22 pm

try some wd40 to loosen it might be jammed with dirt or just very tightened up ::g
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Re: help with musketeer advantage

Postby Blackadder43 » Mon Oct 26, 2015 12:24 pm

Careful with wd40, not sure if that may weaken the plastics threads and nut?
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Re: help with musketeer advantage

Postby beaubrummell » Mon Oct 26, 2015 1:34 pm

Is it not 'Righty tighty lefty loosey' ??? ::g
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Re: help with musketeer advantage

Postby GC-1023 » Mon Oct 26, 2015 2:34 pm

beaubrummell wrote:Is it not 'Righty tighty lefty loosey' ??? ::g

but what does that mean ,lol.
holding machine with coil facing away its anti-clockwise i think . or with coil near you and handle away from you it clockwise . very confusing stuff ,lol.
but thats c-scopes ,just hope minelab is same .
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Re: help with musketeer advantage

Postby former member » Mon Oct 26, 2015 2:51 pm

Coil towards you,it'll be anticlockwise. It only turns a few times then comes to a stop. If it has been assembled for some years the bottom shaft can get stuck in the top tube even after you've pushed in the little spring button...maybe remove the control box and pour warm water over it...(the tube not the box!! :)) )
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Re: help with musketeer advantage

Postby GC-1023 » Mon Oct 26, 2015 5:32 pm

ok .super confused now . :-L
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Re: help with musketeer advantage

Postby northernmonkey » Mon Oct 26, 2015 7:38 pm

This any easier...lol
If you have your detector the same way as in the picture the cam lock on my sovereign tightens anti clockwise and slackens off when turned clock wise (direction im pointing) its not much only about 1/2 to 3/4 of a turn.

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Re: help with musketeer advantage

Postby GC-1023 » Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:06 pm

thanks guys ,they sorted it in the end . so hopefully soon on its way to me. =D>
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