Just a quick thought for you folks..
Well more likely to be for athomas as he seems to be pretty active on the tech forum.
I've got an X-mag with usual lvl10 kit and abbadon air system @ 4.5k
Taking my mag out, attaching the bottle and turning the reg up to 800 psi I felt the usual click as the trigger engages due to the gas. No problem. However with everything set as normal one single trigger pull would make the valve cycle some 4 or 5 times. If it turned down the input pressure then the bolt would stick open and the valve would sit there happily leaking air.
Can't be too hard to fix I thought, so armed with the relevant exploded pictures of all the parts I took the bolt/valve assembly apart inspected everything for wear and with a little lube popped it all back together. Now in the course of this I noticed that there were no shims behind the carrier and in front of the delrin backing o-ring.
Anyway I popped it all back together and it works fine, cycling once per trigger pull. Now my query is exactly how did I fix this? I had previously lubed everything that requires it and shot some oil drops through the valve so the re-lubing shouldn't have done anything new.
My worry is that at some random point, possibly mid-game, it will start thumping out more than one ball per trigger pull or just fire slowly due to the lvl10 venting to prevent balls chopping.
Does the lack of shims make any difference to the setup? I don't believe it should, if it works with none, then I thought that was fine.
Hmmm, I hope this makes sense....all help/thoughts/comments gratefullt recieved.
I can't seem to get the right combo
Okay, I have been looking for the perfect combo of carrier and shims and spring for about one month now. I can't seem to get it just right. I seem to be alternating between two carriers. One carrier will hold air pressure for about five mins before a small leak begins. I then move to the next carrier down and I get a purge of air in the bolt about every other trigger pull. I have tried to lube this carrier as much as possible and still the problem continues. I have even gone as far as using the three o-rings to find the one that will either be a tiny bit tighter in the looser carrier to stop the leaking or a tiny bit looser in the tighter carrier to stop the mis-fire. I still can't get it to work. I think I need a carrier that is right in between the two. I am using two shims and the middle spring. If I use three shims it leaks. Any help would be great.
gas leaking down barrel all the time!!!!
hi all, i've had my tac-one for a few months now, its been great right up till last weekend.
i noticed a small leak of gas venting down the barrel, and if i hold my trigger back..the marker hissed and puffed non stop!! :cry:
If i put a small amount of pressure on the trigger, it would not be as bad, but it was still there.So, i took out my valve(at the field mind you)and found that the bolt was not "being gripped" anymore, normally it was kinda held in place by ...suction it seemed..and that gripping feeling is no more!?!
Now, last week i had to clean between games(didnt break paint, i got hit from the front), and i torn my marker down, cleaned it , but, i didnt have time to oil up all the internals(including the bolt!!!!!)and then put a couple of cases through it.
I'm guessing this is a commen problem for the Level 10 set up(worn out o-rings) and am just facing it for the first time here, could someone who knows whats going on pls let me know why and whats happening to my sweeet Tac-one?and what i need to change to fix the leak.
Ps. I did oil all the parts now...and the leak is still bad(losing about 2000 psi in 10 mins!!!!)
anyone who can guide me he...pls chime in.
Thanks all for your time
Tom you still rule bud :hail: