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Old August 29th, 2005, 07:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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tippman 98 model leaking after only two games.

hi. my friend got a tippmann 98 model. His gun leaks air after only using it twice. He tried both his and my tank on the gun and it leaked with both tanks. We are both new players so we don't really know what it could be. Can anyone else help us?
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Old August 29th, 2005, 07:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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where is it leaking?
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Old August 29th, 2005, 09:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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if the tank is leakin, it will be the o-ring, its a little white rubber thing around the valve of the tank, if it looks dirty and is not fully wrapped around the tank, gert a new one, that is most likely the problem, if you have a drop dorward, it is most likely cracked, thats what happned to mine and the paintball shack is gewttin me a new one
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Old August 30th, 2005, 05:36 AM   #4 (permalink)
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where is it leaking?
the power chamber
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Old August 30th, 2005, 05:37 AM   #5 (permalink)
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if the tank is leakin, it will be the o-ring, its a little white rubber thing around the valve of the tank, if it looks dirty and is not fully wrapped around the tank, gert a new one, that is most likely the problem, if you have a drop dorward, it is most likely cracked, thats what happned to mine and the paintball shack is gewttin me a new one
he tried both his and my tank and both times there was leaking. i don't think the tippman 98 comes with a drop forward. his is stock.
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Old August 30th, 2005, 06:07 AM   #6 (permalink)
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he tried both his and my tank and both times there was leaking. i don't think the tippman 98 comes with a drop forward. his is stock.

No, hes talking about a O-Ring. Here is a link to some:

http://www.anythingxtreme.com/10-Pac...2761C1678.aspx
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Old August 30th, 2005, 06:32 AM   #7 (permalink)
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No, hes talking about a O-Ring. Here is a link to some:

http://www.anythingxtreme.com/10-Pac...2761C1678.aspx
yeah the o ring around the tank right? he tried both mine and my tank works fine on mine so i assume the o ring was fine.
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Old August 30th, 2005, 09:58 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Leaking from the power tube?

From the bottom of it where the air line is, or inside towards the barrel?

If its from the bottom where the air line is, take the line off, clean the threads, apply new locktite or teflon tape, and putit back on. That should seal it up.

If it is down the barrel, put some oil (about 4 drops) in the ASA, gas up, and dry fire the gun a few dozen times. This will oil the valve seals and should stop a leak from a dry valve.
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Old September 4th, 2005, 02:29 PM   #9 (permalink)
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did u take it apart? if u did, u prolly put something back wrong
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Old September 4th, 2005, 02:30 PM   #10 (permalink)
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no he didn't take it apart before it started leaking.
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Old September 4th, 2005, 02:39 PM   #11 (permalink)
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well than im gonna have to agree with everyone else, its most likely o-rings
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Old September 4th, 2005, 05:42 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Heres what you do to find the leak ... get soap and water in a spray bottle ... screw in the leaky tank .. squeer all the hose and bottle connections ... the soapy water will bubble ... try that to find the leak
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Old April 7th, 2007, 09:57 AM   #13 (permalink)
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hi. Thanks for your responses so far. My friend quit paintball and the gun is now in my possession. Today I tried this.

1. changed the o-ring on the tank.
2. put soap on the connections - didn't notice any bubbling.
3. put oil in the tank hookup and dry fired.

After that it is still leaking. It sounds like it is coming from around where the feedneck is because that is where it is loudest. I was curious if anyone knew of any videos online that show you how to take power chamber apart to get to the valve? I bought a kit of replacement o-rings for it and will replace them all and see if that works and i know there is one in the valve. thanks for any replies in advance.
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Old April 7th, 2007, 01:32 PM   #14 (permalink)
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make sure your braided line that feeds into your power tube is properly lock-tited down

hmm, usually that leak only happens if the bolt isnt cocked

is it a big, loud leak, or a slow, gradual leak?
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big and loud leak.
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Old April 7th, 2007, 02:25 PM   #16 (permalink)
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it sounds like the valve spring may have worn out, it is replacable, but it takes alot of hard work to get it all out and bak together, at least without the right tools..

you can get a tippmann parts kit and the spring is included
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Old April 7th, 2007, 03:11 PM   #17 (permalink)
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do you know where i can find a video of how to get to the valve and what to look for to see if it is worn? I looked on Tippmann's site and didn't see any videos. There is a video of how to do maintence on the 98 on //fearpaintball.net and they talk about how they are going to show how to get to the valve but never do it.

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Old April 7th, 2007, 04:45 PM   #18 (permalink)
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To take the valve out of the black powertube, do this.

Take the power tube out of the gun. Take the air line off the power tube (Might be easier to do while it is still attached to the marker half).

Then I take the tube in my hand and rap it on a table with the fat side down. The valve it in there by friction and a few smacks usually gets it near the end of the tube. Then I poke at it from the other side with a pencil or small stick. Anything wood or soft will be fine really.

Once you have the valve out, check this guide out. Not a movie but its pictures. The valve can be a pain but it isn't really complicated once you get into it. Its just difficult to get the damn snap ring out sometimes.

Model98.org - The Tippmann 98 Resource
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Old April 7th, 2007, 10:31 PM   #19 (permalink)
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thanks for the replies so far. I tried to take the power chamber apart. I put some teflon tape on the braided hose hoping that would fix it. My chamber doesn't look like the one in the link. Mine isn't silver and the part they push down on is a solid piece connected to the shell of the power chamber so i'm not positive how to take it apart. I'll take another look at the manual and maybe that will give me some insight.
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to get the valve out of the powertube, take a long hex wrench or other long tool, insert that in the long end of the tube, and push really hard, it will pop out, a little oil helps too

the silver powertube is an upgrade for the RT

all tippy power tubes are the same...
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The link I gave you it how to take apart the valve.

The valve is inside the powertube, which is black.
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You'll have to excuse me if i mix up the terminology a little. I'm no longer a noob to paintball but this is my first experience taking apart a Tippmann. In those pics the piece they were working with was silver so it threw me off. I just know that they have a older model and a newer model so didn't know if mine was an nolder model that didn't have it setup the same. thanks for the link though. I'll give it another try soon.
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Not a problem.

All the 98 series uses the same valve. The power tube is the same, and may be slightly different if the gun has the RT kit installed (It will have one extra hole in it, where the normal ones have just a plastic tab).

Just don't end up with leftover parts
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Old April 14th, 2007, 12:02 PM   #24 (permalink)
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i did get the valve out. Now im having fun trying to get the internals out. I can't get this friggin snap ring out. Any one have any suggestions?
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I used a really tiny screw driver and then just grabbed it with a pair of small pliers. The method in the guide will work...eventually.

I probably walked away from mine two or three times because I couldn't stand picking at it anymore.
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