The fourth tip for cylinder maintenance
If you have a high precision machine, even a few thousandths extra clearance between each joint can cause jerky, inaccurate motion and vibration. When a cylinder is removed for servicing, it is a best practice to inspect and replace the accessories, if needed. A pin is only a few bucks, and is meaningless compared to a thousand dollar cylinder. Just as with other parts of your hydraulic machine requiring lube, grease the cylinder joints on a regular basis to prevent uneven or excessive wear. An ounce of prevention goes a long way.