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Old December 1st, 2014, 08:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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98 Custom Platinum - leaking around air gas line/valve

It's been a few months since I went out shooting. My marker was working great. I tore it down, cleaned and re-lubed it tonight in preparation for some weekend warrior stuff. During re-assembly I noticed that the gas line is a direct metal/metal connection to the valve, with no seal of any type. The marker is now leaking. I'm guessing at this time that it's from the gas line/valve connection. I tightened until it was snug (but not overtight), and did my best to verify the connection is straight. Do I need to tighten more?
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Old December 5th, 2014, 07:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old December 5th, 2014, 07:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I've never owned one, but I assume the threads were blue loctited from the factory. You will likely need to apply that or Teflon tape to the threads to seal properly.
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Old December 5th, 2014, 08:08 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Sorry. somehow I didn't catch this post.

You have this version of the power tube don't you?Unlucky you. This was one of the worst things that tippman ever did in my opinion. Older versions threadded directly into the power tube and were sealed with teflon tape or lock tite.



your version is just pressure fitted onto the power tube. I have no idea how to fix it. If I were you I would clean it off on both sides, re-seat it and hope it works. If it doesn't contact Tippman. they're pretty good about customer service.
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Old December 7th, 2014, 08:21 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I would take it out, clean the threads thoroughly, and put it back together with Teflon tape wrapped around it. See if that helps.
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Old December 7th, 2014, 12:38 PM   #6 (permalink)
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can you not shove a tiny o-ring into the powertube?
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