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    Dillon XL650 Cleaning and Lubrication Guide

    I created a cleaning and lubrication guide for my Dillon XL650, based loosely on the following two videos. I recommend watching the videos first, and then using the guide as a... well... er... GUIDE! It helps me to remember each step in the process and keeps me on track. I printed these sheets and have them in plastic protective sleeves in a binder in my reloading room.

    If anyone wants the original PDF file, PM with your email address.

    Here are the 2 videos:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXc2t6a0v5A

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zdWiWsFpMs


    And here is a copy-and-paste of the guide. I am having to copy and paste, and then reformat each part, so this might take me a few posts and a day or so to complete. It would be best if folks would refrain from replying until I am done. I will add a comment at the end when I have finished with the copying and pasting.

    Thanks!


    Dillon XL650 Cleaning and Lubrication

    Step 1: Clean the Case Feeder:
    -Use 409 to clean inside of case feeder and case feed plate.

    Step 2: Clean the Primer Pickup Tubes and Magazines:
    -Use small alcohol wipes cut into smaller pieces to clean inside of tubes.
    -Use the plastic follower rod (to push the alcohol patch through the tubes).
    -Repeat several times until clean.




    Step 3
    : Clean the Powder Drop Assembly:
    -Remove white plastic plug from powder bar assembly.
    -Pull top powder bar out from the front of the assembly.
    -Raise front of the lower powder bay to disengage from small white bellcrank cube, and remove lower powder bar from assembly. Be sure not to lose the small, square white bellcrank cube.





    -Clean powder bars and interior of powder measure body with alcohol wipes where the bars slide.
    -Run an alcohol patch up into the Powder Drop opening.
    -Clean the powder drop tube and the powder funnel inside and out with an alcohol wipe.





    Step 4: Clean the Primer System Assembly:
    -Remove the shell plate from the deck of the press, this makes removing the priming system assembly easier.
    -Remove the unspent primer catch assembly.
    -Remove the low primer warning and primer magazine.
    -Remove the primer assembly using the two large black setscrews.







    -Remove the primer seating punch assembly using a 9/16” wrench.




    James

    "Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake"
    ~Napoleon Bonaparte~

    Si vis pacem, para bellum.

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    -Remove the primer support shim from the bottom of the primer system assembly.


    -Carefully remove the primer disc, and the disc detent ball and spring.



    -Clean all disassembled parts with alcohol wipes.

    -Clean grease from priming cam (black plastic “ramp” next to deck).



    Step 5: Clean the Press Shaft and Frame:

    -Clean the press shaft with paper towels to remove all oil and dirt.




    Step 6: Clean the Platform Assembly:
    -Remove shell plate, index ball and index ball spring.
    -Remove index pawl and pawl spring (“hammer” looking piece).
    -Clean entire deck, shell plate and all small assembly pieces with alcohol.








    -Clean Ring Indexer (plastic cam) under the deck.




    James

    "Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake"
    ~Napoleon Bonaparte~

    Si vis pacem, para bellum.

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    Step 7: Clean the Case Feed Assembly:
    -Remove Station 1 locator (small metal piece that guides the case to the shell holder). Clean with alcohol along with the platform that it sits on.





    -Clean large black Case Insert Slide/Slide cam assembly with alcohol.
    -Clean camming pin assembly.



    Step 8: Lube the Press Shaft/Pivot Pins:


    -Lube the main shaft of the press using 30w motor oil. Remove excess.
    -Cycle press several times to evenly spread oil.





    -Lube pivot pin zerks with grease.





    -Loosen set screw on bottom of crank to loosen Main Pivot Pin. Push pivot pin out slightly to each side, and grease pivot pin from each side.
    -Center Main Pivot Pin, and retighten set screw to hold firmly.










    James

    "Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake"
    ~Napoleon Bonaparte~

    Si vis pacem, para bellum.

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    Step 9: Lube the Ring Indexer Cam/Primer Cam:
    -Using a Q-Tip, lightly grease the edge of the ring indexer cam (plastic cam under the platform deck).








    -Grease indexer block (or roller wheel).





    -Grease primer cam (black plastic cam)



    Step 10: Lube the Case Feed Assembly:

    -Liberally grease the underside of the Station 1 Locator.





    -Grease rails that the Station 1 Locator slide rides on.





    -Grease ramp on the Case Insert Slide Cam (large black plastic piece).






    James

    "Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake"
    ~Napoleon Bonaparte~

    Si vis pacem, para bellum.

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    Great write up.
    Definitely should be a Sticky.

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    Step 11: Lube the Shell Plate Assembly:

    -Liberally grease the underside of the shell plate bolt.



    Step 12: Lube the Powder Drop Assembly:

    -Lightly grease the rails on the connector body collar where the powder measure body rides (two sides).








    -Grease the roller on the connector body collar.



    Step 13: Lube the Primer System Assembly:

    -Lightly grease the primer disc pin (spring-loaded pin that holds the disc).





    James

    "Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake"
    ~Napoleon Bonaparte~

    Si vis pacem, para bellum.

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    That's it!

    Let me know if you have any questions, and once again, anyone that wants the original PDF, drop me a PM with your email address.
    James

    "Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake"
    ~Napoleon Bonaparte~

    Si vis pacem, para bellum.

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    Awesome post DH
    Thanks for taking the time to do it
    "Courage is Being Scared to Death, but Saddling up Anyway" - John Wayne
    INGO# 3207

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    Thanks for the write up! When I get to the 'its time for a deep cleaning day', I'll definitely pull this up.
    Those that say they make no mistakes....do nothing in the first place.

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    I know churchmouse has been asked to pin this post already and I would like to place a second request for that to be done. If the mods can see the benefit in it I hope they will consider it. Excellent info for anyone running the 650, and I imagine much of it would transfer over to the 550 and 1050
    WTS: 1999 HD Softail Custom (Way below Blue Book)

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