Quoted from swampy:
Hey guys. Didn't see this fault listed so thought I would mention it here. POTC LE about 70 plays old (so basically new!). After several games the upper left flipper was turning sluggish and was virtually unusable. After inspecting the mech I noticed an above average amount of free play in the mounted coil and the flipper pawl. I also found a cracked coil sleeve, and the sleeve measured at approximately 1-7/8 inches. According to manual (if I'm reading it correctly) it should be a 2-3/16 length sleeve (the same as the lower flippers). Can anybody else confirm this?
Anyway I've rebuilt the mech with a new longer sleeve and flipper pawl (other one was also sloppy with excessive free play). The flipper now seems much more free to move by hand (it wasn't before). I'll write another update after a few test games. Cheers.
Yes, manual page C-13 confirms 2-3/16" sleeve, and I remember when I changed the sleeve on that one it was the same length as the main flippers