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JohnL57
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I had an inexpensive springer made by Mendoza in Mexico which was actually designed to use dieseling to get more velocity. There was an oil port in the compression tube and a felt washer to catch and hold the oil. I didn’t want dieseling and it took me hundreds of shots before the dieseling slowed down. I also had to clean the bore every 100 or so shots as the carbon fouling would ruin accuracy.  
   The gun was built like a tank and had a good trigger. The Mendoza guns have gotten scarce as hardly any one is importing them any more.
  
I do NOT recommend you diesel for more power, it’s hard on seals and mainsprings and produces extreme velocity variations.