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Old 03-11-2009, 08:20 AM
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Taking it apart and cleaning it is probably a good idea since oiling will not remove much of the built up crude but beware that air tools have a lot of tiny parts such as balls, springs, pins etc, that tend to pop out unexpectedly. When this happens, and it will, these small parts tend to run off and hide in places where they will never be found, either that or they are quickly eaten by the gremlins that live in everyone's garage! The point is that some of these parts are spring loaded and others simply fall out when the housing is opened so it is extremely easy to lose parts. Be sure and look out for this and try to disassemble it in an uncluttered area where tiny parts can easily be found, just ask me how I learned this!