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Old August 9th, 2016, 07:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ego 11 leak

I recently picked up a used ego 11 and it has a small leak. I think the leak is coming from the around the top of the grip frame. Anyone know what this might be? Thanks
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Old August 9th, 2016, 07:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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under what circumstances does it leak?
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Old August 9th, 2016, 07:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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under what circumstances does it leak?
it leaks all the time when aired up. I tried shooting it to see if that would help anything but it didn't
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Old August 9th, 2016, 07:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It shoots just fine, then? If you lower the LPR, does the leak change?

Most of my knowledge about these guns come from Bob long. They're a similar design, but the regulator pressures are far more adjustable.
That being said, I would reset your regulators according to the manual and see what happens. If it's still leaking after that, I'd start looking at the low pressure air lines tot he solenoid, or the solenoid gasket that seals it to the manifold.
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Old August 9th, 2016, 08:17 PM   #5 (permalink)
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It shoots just fine, then? If you lower the LPR, does the leak change?

Most of my knowledge about these guns come from Bob long. They're a similar design, but the regulator pressures are far more adjustable.
That being said, I would reset your regulators according to the manual and see what happens. If it's still leaking after that, I'd start looking at the low pressure air lines tot he solenoid, or the solenoid gasket that seals it to the manifold.
ok hopefully I will have some time tomorrow to mess with it. Thanks
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Old August 10th, 2016, 08:06 AM   #6 (permalink)
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also, replace the o rings on the ram and in the ram housing, one of them can easily cause what you are describing
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Old August 28th, 2016, 08:24 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Ok finally got some time to look at it more closely. I replaced the ram orings and reset all factory pressures with no luck. I was able to look more closely at where the leak is coming from and it is definitely just above the board, making me think it is a solenoid issue.
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Old August 28th, 2016, 08:58 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Took apart the grip frame and discovered the leak is coming from the hole beneath the solenoid housing, under the forward SFR. If I decrease the sfr to 1, the leak stops, but it intensifies as a I increase it. I saw on another thread that someone was able to stop it by simply firing it. I didn't have any luck with that. Any ideas? Thanks
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Old August 28th, 2016, 01:14 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Have cleaned and lubed the manifold seals and the whole exhaust valve assembly but still leaks.
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Old August 29th, 2016, 11:53 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Just replaced all three 016 orings and the 010 oring on the lpr housing- still no luck. Thanks
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Old August 29th, 2016, 04:54 PM   #11 (permalink)
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is it similar to this leak? "jack wood" is the lead engineer of planet eclipe, as well.
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is it similar to this leak? "jack wood" is the lead engineer of planet eclipe, as well.
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Yes that's exactly it. I tried shooting it and didn't have any luck. Should I take apart the solenoid?
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Old August 29th, 2016, 07:19 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Will the gun shoot at all? If not, use the manual cycle button that's on the solenoid. I don't know if PE uses solenoids with them, but many manufacturers do.
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Just took apart the solenoid and cleaned it out and the leak stopped. Thanks for the help everyone
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Old August 29th, 2016, 09:33 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I'd replace the sail o ring on your ram again, it's a low chance but what you are describing would easily happen if it's bad and double checking a 5 cent o ring is a good idea before looking into a faulty noid.

I would also bust out that manual and make sure you have not missed any o rings in the housing, I have had a situation like yours and it just so happened that I missed an oring

Mess with your LPR pressure, noids can leak if there is to much or too little pressure, and make sure the forgrip reg is putting enough pressure into the LPR.
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Just took apart the solenoid and cleaned it out and the leak stopped. Thanks for the help everyone
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So, now I am having issues with my velocity. It gets to about 250 max at stock settings.

I have cleaned and oiled my lpr, hpr, ram and bolt. Dwell is set to stock. Also put in a new battery with no luck. I increased my SFR settings to 10/10 and that jumped it up to about 270 but don't want to keep it at those settings. I have my lpr to 2 turns in and backed my hpr all the way out.

I am using a standard steelie 48/3000 and don't currently have another tank to test it with.

Before I started tinkering to try to fix the leak, it chronoed fine (296, 284, 290, 286), making me think I messed something up when fixing the leak. Any ideas what might be causing this?

Thanks

---Also, just noticed that to back the hpr velocity screw out, I turn it clockwise. Not normal, correct? However, I never messed with the hpr when fixing the leak, so I'm thinking that was like that before I got it.
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Old September 4th, 2016, 01:11 PM   #18 (permalink)
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replace the ram orings.
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wait, so you didn't touch the HPR at all and are wondering why your velocity is low? Part of chronographing is adjusting stuff
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wait, so you didn't touch the HPR at all and are wondering why your velocity is low? Part of chronographing is adjusting stuff
No I didn't adjust my hpr when I was fixing the leak. When I went to shoot it after the leak was fixed, I noticed the velocity was low. After that, I took apart and cleaned the hpr.
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replace the ram orings.
Already did that when fixing my leak. Thanks
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do it again. those ram orings are a major cause of low velocity issues.
Perhaps you're not lubricating things properly, as well.
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Old September 5th, 2016, 09:58 AM   #23 (permalink)
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So adjust the HPR, things change, even day to day, if it's colder outside our you are using different paint or if the planets are aligned different etc. Don't expect your velocity to ever be exactly the same day to day.

It's a high end marker, they take some maintenance to keep them shooting right

Right now you have spent about 3 days wondering why your velocity is 30 fps low rather than just adjusting your regulator and moving on, what's going to happen when you get to the field and this happens? You going to call it a day, pack up and go gone thinking there must be some big problem with the marker?
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Old September 5th, 2016, 10:19 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Trbo is probalyl right. I think I read your post wrong.

It seems that you have "factory reset" your regulators, for lack of a better term, but after reading the manual, I don't think you did it correctly.
Check out page 8. the HPR should be 4 1/2 turns in, after it's backed out all the way, and the SFR should be set at 7 and 5.

Past that, you can freely adjust the HPR to your desired velocity. Remember to take a few clearing shots between adjustments, so the regulators set properly.
Actually, the important part is the LPR. If it's too low, the gun won't cycle, and if it's too high, you'll use a ton of air and the shots will be rough. The reason that PE ants you to back the HPR all the way out, is so that you don't overpressurize the solenoid.

I'm used to bob Long guns that tell you to use a pressure tester, and that's really hard to mess up (you can also get more accurate with it). PE did make a small handful of pressure testers fort he ego 11, but the method they suggest in the manual is just fine and has worked for many years.
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So adjust the HPR, things change, even day to day, if it's colder outside our you are using different paint or if the planets are aligned different etc. Don't expect your velocity to ever be exactly the same day to day.

It's a high end marker, they take some maintenance to keep them shooting right

Right now you have spent about 3 days wondering why your velocity is 30 fps low rather than just adjusting your regulator and moving on, what's going to happen when you get to the field and this happens? You going to call it a day, pack up and go gone thinking there must be some big problem with the marker?
I have tried adjusting my regulator but that doesn't help. I can't get it to shoot over 250 even with the hpr backed out all the way
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