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    RT Classic reg piston and Reg seat questions

    I have a couple regulator questions:

    1) While taking apart my RT i was unable to remove the regulator piston assembly without unscrewing the tiny allen set screw on the outside of the regulator housing. I thought this set screw was only to lock the valve into the Z - slot, does it do anything else? should it be so tight that it touches the regulator piston?

    2) In the video that came with the gun, the regulator seat appears to set down into a recessed area tight enough to stay on the regulator body. Mine does not do that, it will fall right out. The other side, the o-ring side, does fit tightly around the regulator valve pin, though. Is anything wrong with mine, or just a slightly different model?

    Here are some pictures. Thanks in advance for any help!
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    Apparently, the zlock pin has been changed to a set screw. If someone drilled it out too far and had to put a screw in there it would be possible to hit the reg piston if screwed in to far. Install the regulator valve pin all the way in. If it sticks out too far the reg seat oring will not seat in the groove. If you can get it down in there and it is loose then change the oring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tunaman View Post
    Apparently, the zlock pin has been changed to a set screw. If someone drilled it out too far and had to put a screw in there it would be possible to hit the reg piston if screwed in to far.
    If that's a #6 setscrew, you might be able to put a 1/8" diameter roll pin back in there. Either way, you should check the fit so that it fits in the rail without touching the reg piston (grind it or file it), then install it with some red loctite. It shouldn't be a problem after that. The vibration from shooting will make a loose pin or screw move one way or the other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tunaman View Post
    Apparently, the zlock pin has been changed to a set screw. If someone drilled it out too far and had to put a screw in there it would be possible to hit the reg piston if screwed in to far. Install the regulator valve pin all the way in. If it sticks out too far the reg seat oring will not seat in the groove. If you can get it down in there and it is loose then change the oring.
    So the set screw is not factory? Even on the early models? I'm pretty sure this hasn't been changed, I've owned the gun for over 10 years. Basically though, it is not there to hold the reg piston in place, correct? As in it should not be that tight?


    The valve pin sits fine, and the o-ring side of the regulator seat sits fine. It is the other side of the regulator seat that just sits flush with the regulator housing, the black part. It does not sit in a groove at all, really there is no groove there.

    Thanks for the reply and the help

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spider-TW View Post
    If that's a #6 setscrew, you might be able to put a 1/8" diameter roll pin back in there. Either way, you should check the fit so that it fits in the rail without touching the reg piston (grind it or file it), then install it with some red loctite. It shouldn't be a problem after that. The vibration from shooting will make a loose pin or screw move one way or the other.
    Thanks for the reply. Is there any problem leaving it as a set screw? Once I backed it off a little the reg piston fell right out. There should be no leak potential there, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdn137 View Post
    So the set screw is not factory? Even on the early models?
    I've had my classic RT since 2000. Bought it used. But mine has a roll pin in it just like my old 95 classic 68automag had.

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    I know for sure my lvl 5 classic valve as a set screw. As far as a RT's go, I've never seen one in person or on the forums.

    Quote Originally Posted by sdn137 View Post
    Is there any problem leaving it as a set screw? Once I backed it off a little the reg piston fell right out. There should be no leak potential there, right?
    none at all

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ando View Post
    I know for sure my lvl 5 classic
    How old is that one? In 05 it was a roll pin with a hard nose bolt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackdeath1k View Post
    How old is that one? In 05 it was a roll pin with a hard nose bolt.
    Level 5s were about '90 or '91

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdn137 View Post
    Thanks for the reply. Is there any problem leaving it as a set screw? Once I backed it off a little the reg piston fell right out. There should be no leak potential there, right?
    Does the reg piston still have an o-ring on it? Usually you have coax them out a little bit.

    You might want to post a pic of the reg seat you are describing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spider-TW View Post
    Does the reg piston still have an o-ring on it? Usually you have coax them out a little bit.

    You might want to post a pic of the reg seat you are describing.
    Yes, the piston has an o-ring. I used the allen wrench to push it out. It would not budge initially, so I got the idea to loosen the set screw, which worked. When re-assembling, I wasn't sure if I needed to tighten that set screw back down.

    The pic in the op is of the o-ring side of the reg seat, and the black housing that it sits on. The video, and others on here, have mentioned that the reg seat should sit down in a recessed area in the housing. Mine has no area like that, the reg valve pin holds the seat in place. Here is another pic of the seat.

    Thanks for the help, sorry for the poor descriptions!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sdn137 View Post
    Yes, the piston has an o-ring. I used the allen wrench to push it out. It would not budge initially, so I got the idea to loosen the set screw, which worked. When re-assembling, I wasn't sure if I needed to tighten that set screw back down.

    The pic in the op is of the o-ring side of the reg seat, and the black housing that it sits on. The video, and others on here, have mentioned that the reg seat should sit down in a recessed area in the housing. Mine has no area like that, the reg valve pin holds the seat in place. Here is another pic of the seat.

    Thanks for the help, sorry for the poor descriptions!

    You definitely need to loctite that set screw. It would chew on the piston if it turned in.

    It's hard to tell from that angle. Look at this animation. The groove is open, but the o-ring sits in there.

    http://www.zdspb.com/media/tech/anim...temag_6fps.gif

    Also check this layout...

    http://www.airgundesignsusa.com/down...oexploded1.pdf

    Your seat holder looks a little different, but not wrong. There's an o-ring on each side of the holder essentially.

    The color of your o-rings looks good.
    Last edited by Spider-TW; 02-25-2013 at 04:31 PM.

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    Thanks to all for the help. I guess there's only one way to be sure... test it! Hopefully it rips like it used to.

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    The picture you posted is not the reg seat. That is in the other half of the valve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tunaman View Post
    The picture you posted is not the reg seat. That is in the other half of the valve.
    Sorry, maybe my terminology is wrong. Here is the part I'm talking about from AGD's website, they are calling it a regulator seat holder. That's where I got the name.
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    Yes. But the reg seat oring is the larger one that goes below that reg seat holder. It gets installed in the valve before you drop the holder on. The little oring also gets installed in the other half of the valve before screwing the valve halves together.

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    Sorry again for the poor descriptions. Below is a link to the video I have been using to help me. Beginning at 8:20, you can see how the reg seat holder sits on the black part. Mine won't, nothing there to hold it. No recessed area.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAqyAAmLZDg

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdn137 View Post
    Sorry again for the poor descriptions. Below is a link to the video I have been using to help me. Beginning at 8:20, you can see how the reg seat holder sits on the black part. Mine won't, nothing there to hold it. No recessed area.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAqyAAmLZDg
    DAMN thats a old Valve dood!!! your not giving poor descriptions...its a different valve...the reg seat holder in the video is just located on tha regulator half, but you have the correct name tho! wats the valve number on that grey haired valve

    on current valves the reg seat holder is located on the valve half...thats probably where there was some confusion about the reg seat holder?

    any updates?

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    Quote Originally Posted by need4reebs View Post
    DAMN thats a old Valve dood!!! your not giving poor descriptions...its a different valve...the reg seat holder in the video is just located on tha regulator half, but you have the correct name tho! wats the valve number on that grey haired valve

    on current valves the reg seat holder is located on the valve half...thats probably where there was some confusion about the reg seat holder?

    any updates?

    The number on the valve is RTO4507. Thanks for the explanation, I was hoping nothing was wrong! No real updates, gassed it back up on Friday and she still leaks, I have another thread going on trying to solve that issue... The poor gun has been barely used...I bought it, played for 2 months, then went to college and lost it in the move, 12 yrs ago. Just found it this winter. It worked great before I lost it, but now I am dealing with all sorts of problems. I am figuring them out bit by bit though.

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    Where are the leaks? Down the barrel? Out the back? Around the valve halves... this is the same rt with the on off problem in the other thread right?

    When I first gassed mine up (sat for 8 years) it leaked from every place it could. I bought a parts kit for $16 and replaced every oring no matter if it looked good or not. Still have enough for another rebuild from the kit.

    It sounds like your on the right path, id just go through each section of the valve at a time. Clean/ new orings in the power tube, then clean/ new orings in the on off etc... use lots of oil and then shoot it about 30 times with the barrel off and all the excess will get shot out keep us posted.

    I know how the frustration goes. After not fiddling with my mag for almost a decade I tore it down and rebuilt it, put the on off pin in backwards, it would charge air till it leaked out the back and then when I pulled the trigger it sounded like the velocity was about 500fps, lol. You'll get it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cokrkilr View Post
    Where are the leaks? Down the barrel? Out the back? Around the valve halves... this is the same rt with the on off problem in the other thread right?

    When I first gassed mine up (sat for 8 years) it leaked from every place it could. I bought a parts kit for $16 and replaced every oring no matter if it looked good or not. Still have enough for another rebuild from the kit.

    It sounds like your on the right path, id just go through each section of the valve at a time. Clean/ new orings in the power tube, then clean/ new orings in the on off etc... use lots of oil and then shoot it about 30 times with the barrel off and all the excess will get shot out keep us posted.

    I know how the frustration goes. After not fiddling with my mag for almost a decade I tore it down and rebuilt it, put the on off pin in backwards, it would charge air till it leaked out the back and then when I pulled the trigger it sounded like the velocity was about 500fps, lol. You'll get it
    Thanks for the encouragement. It started as a MAJOR, empty-the-tank-in-about-3-seconds leak, but I have most of that fixed. Now it leaks a little until the trigger is pulled, then it stops. That tells me it is an on-off bottom or middle o-ring or the power tube o-ring. Pushing on the bolt from the barrel end didnt change the leak, so I'm thinking on-off. All of the o-rings are brand new, so I just cleaned it out a little better. We'll see. My other threads are about the sear and about the banjo bolt.

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    Can you take a pic of your valve showing the front half where the regulator valve pin sits?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tunaman View Post
    Can you take a pic of your valve showing the front half where the regulator valve pin sits?
    I will probably have the gun apart this week sometime fixing something. When I do, I will get a pic on here.

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