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Old August 30th, 2013, 03:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Tippmann a5 leak. HELP!

I just bought a Tippmann a5 off Craigslist the other day. My co2 tank has an on and off switch, whenever I screw it onto the gun and turn it on all of the air goes straight out of the barrel. Even when I am not pulling the trigger. Any suggestions on how to fix this problem? Could it simply be the o-rings?
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Old August 30th, 2013, 04:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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is the gun cocked?
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Old August 30th, 2013, 04:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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No it is not cocked
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Old August 30th, 2013, 05:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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cock it, and then air it up. report back
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Old August 30th, 2013, 05:35 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Just tried it. Same thing just a constant flow out of the barrel.
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Old August 30th, 2013, 06:48 PM   #6 (permalink)
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power tube or tomb stone are the most likely. Id say power tube as what you are describing sounds exactly like a power tube crack

could it be o-rings? of course, it can always be o-rings, you could just do a fresh rebuild on the marker just to be sure
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Old August 30th, 2013, 06:59 PM   #7 (permalink)
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yep, it sounds like either your power tube is cracked, or you need to replace some orings.
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Old September 3rd, 2013, 02:48 PM   #8 (permalink)
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my tippmann A-5 sometimes doesn't catch the bolt on the first try, cock it back good and do it a couple times just to make sure, that only happens to mine when it isn't being fired, it always catches with the pressure of the air slamming it back, then again my rampage board is a little finicky and could cause that, but anyways try that and if it doesn't work then i would say it's probably your power tube, sometimes it's just a simple o-ring though, good luck
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Old September 3rd, 2013, 09:59 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I just got some o-rings off of amazon. I would like to try and replace those and see if it works before I buy another part. Is there a diagram that shows where all of the o-rings are? I tried looking at the owners manual and that does not help at all.
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Old September 3rd, 2013, 10:23 PM   #10 (permalink)
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holy crap, I never realized they didnt put the sizes in that manual, that is just terrible

but here,

***Oringmonkey.com Oring Kits Paintball Marker O Ring Kits***-TOOLS/TECHMATS/GAUGES- TECHMATS-FREE DOWNLOAD - Oringmonkey Oring Size Chart

its free, its a sizing chart, Just take the marker apart and when you pull out an o-ring, size it and write the size in your manual. Just so you know though, o-rings 24 and 28 (part numbers in your manual) are the important ones to replace. Id still recommend replacing the rest but i doubt any of them are going to do anything for your leak

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my tippmann A-5 sometimes doesn't catch the bolt on the first try, cock it back good and do it a couple times just to make sure, that only happens to mine when it isn't being fired, it always catches with the pressure of the air slamming it back, then again my rampage board is a little finicky and could cause that, but anyways try that and if it doesn't work then i would say it's probably your power tube, sometimes it's just a simple o-ring though, good luck
a board would not cause the marker not to re-cock, they have no way of effecting the cycling process only the release of the sear. If yours is not catching it has to be something mechanical causing it
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Old September 3rd, 2013, 10:23 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I found this site as well
Tippmann Diagrams - Schematic

There's not a whole lot of orings on a tippman, as I recall.
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Old September 4th, 2013, 02:35 AM   #12 (permalink)
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are they not like spyders where everything can be replaced with a tank o-ring?
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Old September 4th, 2013, 08:17 AM   #13 (permalink)
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nope, they use some smaller o-ring sizes for the valve assembly. If i remember right the hammer o-ring is still a 015 but that would only be an issue if he was having re-cocking problems
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Old September 4th, 2013, 08:33 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Did we forget to ask when the last time you lubed it was? If so, with what?
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I just bought this gun, therefore I have not lubed them yet. I am having trouble finding where the smallest o-ring is. Anyone know where it is located? I appreciate all the help so far.
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Old September 6th, 2013, 10:42 PM   #16 (permalink)
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go to youtube, Im sure you can find a video on how to take it apart

o ya, and oil the marker. even though its new, thats no guarantee that it was oiled before it left the factory.
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I looked on YouTube and could not find a video that showed it. I replaced every other o-ring besides that. Anywhere else that would tell me where the smallest o-ring is located?
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Tippmann A-5 Power Tube & Valve Basic Maintenance - YouTube

here it is
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Thx for the link to the video but that was not the one I was looking for. Attached is a picture of the 7 o-rings. Does anyone know where the smallest one goes?
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thats one of your valve o-rings no? i'm going purely by diagram. i don't even know what sizes of o=rings you have

part 24 or 28?
http://www.tippmann.com/documents/a5manual.pdf

or... not being a tippmann know it all at all

http://www.tippmann.com/pdfs/manuals...l_Rev_1010.pdf

valve part 3, or maybe the oring for the cyclone feed? or or your response trigger (if you ahve one), or FA-07

[i'm literally just reading the manual and looking at all the small o-rings]
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I have checked all the ones you suggested besides the cyclone feed system. Where on that would the o-rings be?
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Old September 10th, 2013, 06:32 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Let me google that for you
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