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#1 Shaide

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:11 PM

Heya Folks

Firstly I must say that the Vector is by far one of the best airsoft guns I have owned!

However, 2 of my mags have developed a leak from the Gas Router - they have been properly maintained, infact they've both only had around 2-3 fills of gas as I have used them for one game day so far.

They have been stored with maintenance gas to keep the seals in good condition...however even still they've got leaks.

To say the least I am a bit miffed as I have used the gun once and already got leaking mag problems.

Any ideas on what I can do to fix this?

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:31 PM

Get some moon dog replacement o-rings. They work great and are cheap. You could also try adding a little bit of lube to the valve and o ring. That can sometimes help reseal the valve.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:15 PM

Just curious, did you use Green Gas with a metal fill nozzle?

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:42 PM

Ive been using Green Gas with a Plastic Nozzle - the problem isnt at the Fill Valve - its at the other end of the mag

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 04:57 PM

Oh, my bad, I completely misunderstood that.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 05:41 PM

View PostShaide, on 26 February 2013 - 01:11 PM, said:

Heya Folks

Firstly I must say that the Vector is by far one of the best airsoft guns I have owned!

However, 2 of my mags have developed a leak from the Gas Router - they have been properly maintained, infact they've both only had around 2-3 fills of gas as I have used them for one game day so far.

They have been stored with maintenance gas to keep the seals in good condition...however even still they've got leaks.

To say the least I am a bit miffed as I have used the gun once and already got leaking mag problems.

Any ideas on what I can do to fix this?

Regards
Shaide
So that we are clear, the Gas Router is the top of the mag were the gas is expelled into the chamber, AKA magazine nozzle seal?  If so, then the valve may need a bit of silicone (one drop) worked in.  The valve may also need tightening which would require a valve tool.  If neither works then removing the valve, cleaning the threads, and adding a bit of pure silicone to the o-ring should do the trick.  If both mags are acting up I'm guessing lubricating the valve or (more likely) tightening the valve will solve the issue.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 06:03 PM

Kind of off topic, but which green gas has a plastic nozzle?

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:38 PM

Sorry about that shaide. I mis read your post.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 01:22 AM

View Postgcw360, on 26 February 2013 - 05:41 PM, said:

So that we are clear, the Gas Router is the top of the mag were the gas is expelled into the chamber, AKA magazine nozzle seal?  If so, then the valve may need a bit of silicone (one drop) worked in.  The valve may also need tightening which would require a valve tool.  If neither works then removing the valve, cleaning the threads, and adding a bit of pure silicone to the o-ring should do the trick.  If both mags are acting up I'm guessing lubricating the valve or (more likely) tightening the valve will solve the issue.

Heye GCW

Yeah thats corresct, thats where it is leaking from.

I have ordered a Valve Tool which should be here tomorrow as I thought they may need tightening.

I will update as to if this fixes anything.

COuld you reccommend which SIlicone Oil I should be using - I read that 30wt RC Shock Oil is about right? Is this correct?

Regards
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Posted 27 February 2013 - 03:37 AM

Leaking magazines is an issue with literally all GBB guns regardless of design.  A tool to remove and clean the valve is a necessary item as is a supply of appropriate O-rings for the seals.  See the O-ring discussion threads -- we don't need to start another one!  :)

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 02:27 PM

View PostShaide, on 27 February 2013 - 01:22 AM, said:

Heye GCW

Yeah thats corresct, thats where it is leaking from.

I have ordered a Valve Tool which should be here tomorrow as I thought they may need tightening.

I will update as to if this fixes anything.

COuld you reccommend which SIlicone Oil I should be using - I read that 30wt RC Shock Oil is about right? Is this correct?

Regards
Shaide
30 wt R/C Shock Oil is what I use.  Looking forward to the outcome!





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