Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Service Manager 1,000+ Posts fshead's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    nyc
    Posts
    1,898
    Rep Power
    56

    using a mpc4503 drum/dev unit on a mpc3503?

    greetings
    hope all here are well and adjusting to the new norm.
    I have a mpc3503 i need to get ready for a account but upon inspection the magenta drum has a big scratch,too big to polish off.
    I thought possibly i could pull my parts mpc2503 drum and take apart and use till i got the new drum but they look the same but the 3503 has some drum shaft and weight to it and the c2503 is hollow and different end.
    So I decide i can use the c4503 i have sitting.
    can i just swap whole unit drum/dev unit or take out solo drum?
    thanks

  2. #2
    Field Supervisor 500+ Posts
    using a mpc4503 drum/dev unit on a mpc3503?


    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    817
    Rep Power
    36

    Re: using a mpc4503 drum/dev unit on a mpc3503?

    Quote Originally Posted by fshead View Post
    greetings
    hope all here are well and adjusting to the new norm.
    I have a mpc3503 i need to get ready for a account but upon inspection the magenta drum has a big scratch,too big to polish off.
    I thought possibly i could pull my parts mpc2503 drum and take apart and use till i got the new drum but they look the same but the 3503 has some drum shaft and weight to it and the c2503 is hollow and different end.
    So I decide i can use the c4503 i have sitting.
    can i just swap whole unit drum/dev unit or take out solo drum?
    thanks
    According to PR the drum units (and developer units) are the same for the c3503 and c4503

  3. #3
    Service Manager 1,000+ Posts fshead's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    nyc
    Posts
    1,898
    Rep Power
    56

    Re: using a mpc4503 drum/dev unit on a mpc3503?

    hi
    thanks for the info...

    do i need to mod the lub bar springs on a unit that only has 40k total?

  4. #4
    Retired 10,000+ Posts slimslob's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Bakersfield, CA
    Posts
    11,309
    Rep Power
    269

    Re: using a mpc4503 drum/dev unit on a mpc3503?

    Quote Originally Posted by fshead View Post
    hi
    thanks for the info...

    do i need to mod the lub bar springs on a unit that only has 40k total?
    Only needs to be done on the MP C5503 and C6000.

  5. #5
    Service Manager 1,000+ Posts fshead's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    nyc
    Posts
    1,898
    Rep Power
    56

    Re: using a mpc4503 drum/dev unit on a mpc3503?

    Quote Originally Posted by slimslob View Post
    Only needs to be done on the MP C5503 and C6000.
    thanks slim.............

  6. #6
    Field Supervisor 500+ Posts
    using a mpc4503 drum/dev unit on a mpc3503?


    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    941
    Rep Power
    42

    Re: using a mpc4503 drum/dev unit on a mpc3503?

    Quote Originally Posted by slimslob View Post
    Only needs to be done on the MP C5503 and C6000.
    I've been tempted to release the spring on all of them, wouldn't it make the drum unit last longer?

  7. #7
    Retired 10,000+ Posts slimslob's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Bakersfield, CA
    Posts
    11,309
    Rep Power
    269

    Re: using a mpc4503 drum/dev unit on a mpc3503?

    Quote Originally Posted by anothertech View Post
    I've been tempted to release the spring on all of them, wouldn't it make the drum unit last longer?
    It reduces the amount of pressure the lube bar puts on the drum and therefore the rate at which the bar wears down. Without releasing it on the 55 and 60 the bar would wear out too fast due to the faster drum rotation. If you release it on the slower speeds, there might not be enough lube applied to the drum which could cause the drum to possibly wear faster.

  8. #8
    Field Supervisor 500+ Posts Zeldaman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Stuttgart/Baden Wuerttemberg
    Posts
    908
    Rep Power
    38

    Re: using a mpc4503 drum/dev unit on a mpc3503?

    Hi there!
    Slimslob is right, but last week there was a surprise: had to change a black pcu (the first one, build in by RICOH ), unpacking the new one (OEM-part) and there was a rattling sound.
    After a closer look i see that on of the hooks holding the lube-spring was broken! OK, there is only one drum in the car and the workshop is one hour driving away. Opened the wornout pcu : the lube-spring was in position for a 30/35 -METIS ! Astonishly there were ca. 50% left of the lube-bar. Building in new lube-bar & old hooks - all working fine.
    I think that they didnīt care about feather-position when installing the machine.
    Greetings...

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Get the Android App
click or scan for the Copytechnet Mobile App

-= -= -= -= -=


IDrive Remote Backup

Lunarpages Internet Solutions

Advertise on Copytechnet

Your Link Here