So, after a few weeks of ownership and close to 200 games played, I have the following problems resolved:
Left ramp deflector not working properly is solved. Easy fix using the screw on the side of the deflector to get it just a little bit closer to the magnet.
Airballs are minimized using a deflector. There are still a few airballs, but not often. The ones coming from the Scolari Brothers are still an issue. But for some reason cautious playing seems to work for me.
I don't know why I had weird callout problems, but the problem solved itself. I hooked up a led strip from Mezelmods to the power board and it turned out the thing was not wired properly. Maybe that's what caused the weird behaviour.
Gameplay difficulty: I managed to get some pretty decent scores. My high score is in betwenn 200 and 300 mio. I know there's still room, but that's ok. Problem is, I get like one good game out of ten games. The other nine games being really bad. But I guess that's just the way it is. It's probably hard to play good consistently.
The following problem remains:
Autoplunger still is not reliable. Sometimes the shots still don't make it to the bumpers. This affects maybe 30% of the shots. Too much for my taste. It must be either the autoplunger that's misaligned or a screw on the v part that's sticking out too much. I will have to resolve that.
The following questions remain for me:
Do you guys recommend installing all the cliffy protectors? As I have a small chip in the shooting lane, I will install the set for the shooting lane for sure. But do I really need the drain protector? There's no particular power behind the balls when they drain. Also, same question for the storage facility. The ball is always pretty slow moving when it hits this hole. Last, I was wondering whether it is a good idea to install the Scolari Bros protectors. I can imagine there's some stress on the pf behind the targets, but also many report increasing airballs. What's recommanded here?
When I tested the coil for the left ramp diverter, I noticed the coil for the gate at the orbit moves as well. Are these two connected? Or do they just share the same test?
All in all I really enjoy the game. I was thinking maybe I should have bought something else. But it's more this whole dialing in process that I think is a bit unnecessary. Gameplay itself is really great, once it works fine.