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Old April 11th, 2005, 11:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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CO2 Leak In Action/Barrel

I just purchased a Spyder E99 Avant. I got it home and hooked the CO2 up and I found there is a leak. It is high in the gun. In the barrel or in the action. If the action is back the leak is not as bad. Itís still bad but nothing like when the action is forward. I took it apart and looked at all the O rings. They all seemed to be fine but I oiled them anyway. Put the gun back together and it still leaks. The gun has never fired a paint ball. I can take it back to the local shop Wed night but I was hopping it might be an easy fix. (Battery is all charged so that is not it.) Any suggestions?
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Old April 12th, 2005, 11:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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did you cock the bolt? spyders usualyl leak a but if you don't cock them before you air them up.
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Old April 12th, 2005, 11:35 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yea, cock it before you put the CO2 in from now on. It's a Spyder thing.

Try putting a few drops of paintball oil in the ASA (Tank adapter) and then putting the tank on and shooting a dozen or so times without paint and barrel. If that doesn't do it, you're going to have to take a look at the cupseal, which isn't a hard thing to do. Try the oil thing first though, that might stop it. If it doesn't, report back and we'll have you look at and/or replace the cupseal.
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Old April 12th, 2005, 03:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
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just take it back to the shop and have them look at it if those dont work, a lot of peole with icons around have leakes. Usualy a bad o ring in the hose. But u chose a good gun, its wut i have. not high end but shoots well.
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Old April 12th, 2005, 03:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
 
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I had a leaking problem. i lubed it and it was fine.
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Old April 12th, 2005, 10:02 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Ok the same thing happened to me an i took it apart and it turned out that a piece inside called the valve body had scratches keeping the pin with the plastic piece from keeping co2 out of the bolt. so i would suguest buying a new valve body, u can get them on action village for bout 15 bucks.
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Old April 13th, 2005, 10:59 PM   #7 (permalink)
 
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I took it to the shop and they thought it was the cup seal. They replaced that and it was still doing it. Turns out it was the filter. I guess Spyders are one of the few guns on the market that have a filter down near where the CO2 connects to the gun. Part of the filter was blocked for some reason. (Bad CO2 the first time or a defect in the filter.) It was only allowing a little air to travel past. Replaced that and everything was fine. I also learned CO2 is really dirty. Has a lot of crap in it. Hence the need for a filter. I just wanted to share what I learned. Thank you for all the help!
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Old April 13th, 2005, 11:22 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Glad they solved the problem. I wouldn't have thought of that causing a leak.
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Old October 17th, 2005, 09:42 AM   #9 (permalink)
 
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I believe I have the same issue. I wanted to put the stock regulator I had on my Shutter on my Electra. When I did so I started to hear a leak coming out of the barrel.

If I cock the gun the leak is softer but still there. I haven't looked at the cupseal yet but is there any other reasons it could be leaking through the barrel?

Also I am going to be using Compressed air now, should I put a regulator on my gun?
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Old October 17th, 2005, 06:30 PM   #10 (permalink)
 
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usually 90% of the time leaking down the barrel is your cup seal sypders stock cup seals blow goats... keep them lubed and make sure they are screwed all the way into the valve pin...(many aftermarker valve pins but your better off just buying an aka tornado valve that comes with its own custom valve pin/cup seal) another thing that you should do is buy all your regulators, asa, and anything that air passes thru WITHOUT the stupid screens... very restricting and suck nuts...
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