R4 repair info

tbc

Well-Known Member
Does anyone have a diagram/instructions on removing the top cover from a Leica R4? I am trying to repair the strap lugs.

Tom C
 

telyt

Member
Not recommended. The stuff under the film advance lever goes 'sproing' when you least expect it. Ask me how I know.

Loose strap lugs can't come out on this camera, the screws that hold them in place may work loose but they can't come out as long as the top cover is in place.
 
H

hektor

Dear Douglas,

I love it. What is the sound of an M camera at 1/15 sec.?

Regards,

Justin
 

colorado_jeff

Well-Known Member
I love it. What is the sound of an M camera at 1/15 sec.?

Justin,
It's kind of "clikshh". My M6 is a LHSA black paint model, so that might affect the sound a little. The black and chrome ones "seem" to have a little more emphasis on the "clik" part, but that could have just been me.

Hope that helps.
Colorado Jeff
 
H

hektor

Thanks Jeff.

I was having a little joke with Douglas, but I do know what you mean. 1/15 is the supposedly test speed.

Regards,

Justin
 

colorado_jeff

Well-Known Member
I was having a little joke with Douglas, but I do know what you mean. 1/15 is the supposedly test speed.

Justin..
I knew that..I figured with all the opinions on this list that we'd get dozens of people telling us EXACTLY what an M sounds like!. I've noticed that since I've moved to Texas my M6 is developing a bit of a drawl. Last night it sounded kind of like "clikyall"....

Jeff
 
H

hektor

Dear Jeff,

It might need a CLA before hot dry Texas.

Regards,

Justin
 

colorado_jeff

Well-Known Member
It might need a CLA before hot dry Texas

Hot yes, Dry? South Texas? Not hardly..averages about 90% humidity this time of year.. they're finally getting a break from the Colorado dry climate..
Jeff
 

mwagner23

New Member
All,

I have an R4s which is in need of new light seals.

Have contacted the usually listed Leica Repair places, and have not yet found anyone who can supply the seals.

Are there any Leica users who know of a good source for these parts?

Thanks!

Mike Wagner
 
O

oskar_b

My old R4s had similar problems with seals. It was fixed with Pentax stuff and I understand the camera is still light tight after 8 years or more. So I supose what I'm saying is that it is possible to improvise with non Leica seals.

Good luck, and if Justin's reference brings no joy, let us know how you get on.

craig
 

colin

Well-Known Member
Mike this might seem silly, but have you tried Leica, NJ. This body is after all,is the same as the R6.2 which was only recently discontinued.
They'll probably send it to you f.o.c. (Try Dave in the Parts dept.)
Colin
 

tbc

Well-Known Member
I have an R4 where the advance lever occasionally sticks at the end of the stroke. I can gently push it back. It is an intermittant problem. I thought it might be cold weather affecting the lubricants, but even after sitting inside it happens once in awhile. Any ideas on what's wrong? Or does it look like I should send it in for a CLA?
 
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