crazy air leaks
current set up is a minimag with nothing special--had a slight leak when I got it but thanks to this forum I got the idea to replace a few o-rings and put oil in it and the leak down the barrel stopped. I then got a intelliframe and instant crazy leaks. now it is leaking out the back and down the barrel. I put new a new reg seat oring in and that did not help. I got it used and it had not been used in a while so is it possible I just need the reg rebuilt?
All that's happened is that one of the o-rings have popped or has become compromised with use and air pressure. The nice things about automags is that they are easily fixable if they go down.
------------[ If it leaks down the barrel, it is coming from one of two sources].
-----(1) it's either the powertube o-ring, or
-----(2) on/off valve assembly orings
(a) if leaking w/o pulling the trigger (POWER TUBE AREA)
---- power tube o-ring.
---- it will be a 010 oring, and it needs to be behind the spacer (tip, spacer, then oring)
---- even if you replaced it with a new one, the new o-ring could be bad (it does happen due to storage times or was bad to begin with). Replace it with a completely new one.
(b) if leaking when the trigger is pulled (ON/OFF ASSEMBLY AREA),
---- it is one of the o-rings in the on/off assembly.
---- those sizes are (2) 010 orings, and (2) 006 orings............on the bottom of the valve there is even a diagram on how to install/rebuild it
------------[ If it leaks out of the back of the valve, it is coming from one of two sources]:
-----(1) piston o-ring.........should be a 013 sized oring, or
-----(2) polyurethane pressure disk (inside of the piston itself) has failed....................rarer for this to happen so try to replace the piston o-ring first
------------[If it leaks in the middle of the valve, replace o-ring that combines the valve and the back half]
-----it should be a 116
Here is a visual guide to use on the rebuild process of the valve.
Replaced every single o-ring and no leaks now! Thanks for the advice.