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Jessman512
04-19-2007, 12:43 PM
There is a very small leak in my '06 electra out of the box...

It is dropping tank pressure of my 45ci 4500 Pure Energy very slowly (maybe 500psi/hour) and I have located to leak to be exactly on the 90 degree male to male elbow (part number 42i) where its inserting into the regulator. I attemped to seal this with no avail, so I removed the elbow and cleaned the regulator threads.


http://www.spyder.tv/section/support/manuals/electra_eye.pdf


I need to get a new elbow for the reg, and was wondering the best method to do this...

Should I email/call kingman support and see if they can send me a new one?

Can I order this part from a online retailer or find it in a local hardware store, it seems uncommon..

Upon replacing it, I`ll try to seal it with some locktite, but this leak is simply annoying on air, and probably effecting my shot to shot consistancy.


Thanks for your help! :)

kidonfire
04-19-2007, 01:17 PM
If it's brand new then try contaqcting kingman. first try using some teflon tape on the threads.

Jessman512
04-19-2007, 01:42 PM
Sorry I should have clearified this, the gun is currently not brand new, but the leak was present out of the box and seems more ponounced on air, so I decided to fix it.

Would any of these fittings work, they are not the exact same fitting, but I assume mine is for a macroline...?

http://www.allenpaintball.com/air5.html

Cheers

Jegger24
04-19-2007, 01:48 PM
It all depends...do you still have the stock SS (stainless steel) hose on the Electra?

Jessman512
04-19-2007, 01:50 PM
Yes, is a that a 1/4" macroline? ... in which case FN90P-1/4 would do the trick?

kidonfire
04-19-2007, 01:59 PM
Have you tried putting teflon tape on the threads?

If you do buy macroline then I would advise getting it from here

http://macrolineguy.com/

Jessman512
04-19-2007, 02:05 PM
Well I'd rather simply get the replacement elbow if possible.

I cannot use the current elbow because the threads are covered in locktite, and despite trying to burn/clean it off, it doesn't want to come off. Only the female threads on the reg and stainless steel hose are clean.. Do you know a retailers for that piece or one that would be comparable?

Jessman512
04-19-2007, 05:16 PM
Looks like I need to wait for kingman to get back to me. If not I may just go with a macroline, although the gun its its current condition is prime. Thanks for the help and suggestions!