Hi all - just bought my first machine, a Grand Lizard. Got it for a reasonable price considering the condition of the playfield (good, not great, original mylar preserved the lower playfield perfectly and upper playfield only has three worn-to-wood spots). I had to replace the plasma displays and used the Xpin kit to do so. The game starts and plays fine for the most part..
HOWEVER, if the collective wisdom of the Pinside community can give me some advice, I do have one nagging issue with the table right now. Occasionally, both the ball trough and the multiball ejector have issues ejecting balls. The trough ejector has issues when two balls (of the three I have in the machine) are locked in the multiball loop. It throws a ball out, but it hits the metal part of the trough and flies back into the ejector, repeating over and over again. If I nudge the table, I can typically get it to go into the trough, but I'd prefer for it to function as it should.
The multiball ejector just seems to have a hard time ejecting the ball far enough to get over the ridge that keeps the ball in place normally. It works 70% of the time, and the rest of the time it keeps trying until it does work, but I'd prefer for it to function as it should.
The only other change I've made to the machine other than cleaning it (Novus 2) is to put in new pinballs (Blingpinballs.com carbon steel pinballs, since I wanted to use the magnasave feature - not sure if that's working either).
Besides lubricating it, where should I start?