Fixing a spring

So on the Namco stick i just bought…

i was wondering…

the spring is preventing the stick from moving back to it’s correct spot, and therefore if i let go after walking forward, it might keep forwards unless i manually move it back to neutral. any tips?

Buy a plane ticket to Tokyo and kill everyone in sight. You’re bound to kill the guy responsible.


Assuming the spring was made in Tokyo. Man how WOULD we hold a spring manufacturer accountable? That’s thread-worthy.

question: i was told the stick might need grease… errr what kind of grease do i get?

Bacon fat.

why are you a complete douche?

wtf guys? this is a legit question and there’s nothing about spring replacement in the archives (i’ve looked before). i’m curious about spring replacement as well and don’t have an answer.

As for the type of lube, there’s an official sanwa lube that’s pretty expensive, but I imagine Caig CaiLube would work as well.

I think for a stick graphite lube might be a good idea, but don’t hold me to it.

It’s hard for us to diagnos the problem without feeling the stick. lube is only going to help if the stick bushings are dirty, and honestly, if your stick isn’t returning to neutral at all, then the stick bushings have to be REALLY dirty, as dirty as some of the people posting on a thread.

Of course, I could guess and tell right now, and I will, but it’d help if you described the problem more. Can you feel the spring or does it feel more as if the spring is completely missing and when you move it to, say the left, there is no force trying to push against you. If the spring is there, does the stick sometimes move back and sometimes stay stuck, or does it slowly move back to neutral?

okay, lookingback, it kinda sounds like the spring is there, so it’s time to guess and tell. If the spring is there, but doesn’t have enough power to move the stick back to neutral, then there’s some sorta crud in the stick. I mean, there’s A LOT of crud in the stick (see first paragraph for details). Either that, or something is broken inside of the stick which is beyond me. Lube ideally only eases the friction allowing you to execute things more smoothly. Lube should not be necesary for the basic functionality of the stick, the spring should be more than enough to return the stick to neutral even if the innardws were completely dry (unless the namco stick is different). So, in either case, lube will probably not solve your problem but you can try. Oh, as for what type of lube to use, heck you COULD use bacon fat if you wanted to. It won’t ruin your stick or anything and I guess it would work but it’d be kinda gross and all. A couple drops of vegetable oil or WD40 or whatever should do the trick. You could get something more fine like bearing oil for hobby cars which will probably give you better performance. Oil is oil, aint much to it. Of course, lube probably wont work so if you want to save your stick, I’d suggest you take it apart and examine the stick and pick out any forum members that might be lurking inside obstructing the basic functionality with troll shit.

edit: Oh, and I completely forgot that you could also have a rusty spring, though that’s unlikely as well as rusted springs usually still work. But if you find that to be the problem when you take your stick apart, you’ll have to replace the spring. Goodluck with that.

Do you kiss every premium member’s butthole with that mouth?

it moves back if i completely let go… but if it’s something like a double tap forwards to dash or something, it doesn’t let go.

and yeah… it semes like dipset is rubbing off on everybody… w/e

just uploaded that to youtube.

wowa, that’s wierd. Honestly, you should just take the thing apart and see whats wrong. I wouldn’t be able to guess from something like that.

and congrats poon for reading a huge post that completely disconcerns you, but I’m glad someone caught my jokes ;).

Gotta stick up for my troll bretheren. Cmon, his first response was surprisingly funny, as was your troll shit comment. And thanks for making up a word in response to me. That’s flattering AND funny. :slight_smile:

i actually fixed the prob slightly by applying vasoline to the base and cleaning the grub out from it. that worked for now… but it still occassionally sticks…

Sorry, I was just kidding :expressionless:

But yeah…don’t pay attention to my comments. They’re not meant to be jackassish or even particularly direct…

its cool man, i do the same shit to people… but typically not when they’re asking a serious question. lol

So I should have not used the bacon fat?? ****!

Don’t worry. Your stick will be alot more tasty now…yum. ::eats arcade stick::