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    Corona Old Boy Problem

    I have a problem with my old boy lighter,it has become increasingly difficult to light.The problem is the striker/thumb wheel assembly will not spin freely.
    I have removed the flint and cleaned everything but still the same.On dismantling the screw that holds the wheel in I find there appears to be a bush in the middle of the wheel that the screw passes through so that when the screw is tight the wheel spins on the bush.Mine is seized solid the wheel only spins if the screw is backed off a bit.
    Can anyone confirm this is indeed the case and has anyone encountered this and fixed it.I am thinking maybe I will need to buy a replacement wheel/bush assembly

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    Paul, did you get your lighter working?
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    As a temporary solution i slackened the screw that goes through the striker wheel a little.I am assuming that the wheel should spin on the bush in the middle .as described above.
    I plan to replace the wheel but they are out of stock at the moment at Estervals pipe house in Germany (the only place I could find selling spares in Europe although there must be others).
    I am told they should be in stock at the end of the month.
    I dont know what has caused the problem,whether it is a build up of carbon from the flint or from the poor lighter fuel I have been using.I cant find 4x refined fuel locally to me.I have tried cleaning the wheel with alcohol and soaking it but the bush is still stuck
    Last edited by paulfg; 02-12-2018 at 18:45.

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