View Full Version : marker not working right?

01-11-2006, 09:13 PM
my marker isnt working right. when I shoot it it makes the bolt go back and forth faster than normal and makes a noise like when you run out of air.

01-11-2006, 09:16 PM
Is it oiled?
Which marker is it?
You have a full tank of CO2, I assume?
What upgrades/parts are on your marker that are different from stock?

01-11-2006, 09:16 PM
then you need air. Otherwise, the sear is not catching the striker. you might want to take off your grip frame then put it back on, making sure you put the frame back on right.

01-11-2006, 09:18 PM
I have a Spyder TL Plus with a rocking esp trigger, check it full force bolt, aka tornado valve body and a palmers reg with a 45 4500 psi PE tank.

01-11-2006, 09:21 PM
Nice set-up. :waytogo:

Have you tried shimming the solenoid (put a dime or other coin in the big clicky thing of doom)? That could be it.

What PSI is your regulator set at? Turn it up some.

01-11-2006, 09:22 PM
i have it set around 350 psi

01-11-2006, 09:23 PM
make sure u are using the striker that came with the frame, if it did come with one.

01-11-2006, 09:28 PM
streach the spring or buy a stiffer one

01-11-2006, 09:29 PM
yes im using the striker/hammer that came with the frame.

01-11-2006, 09:30 PM
Do you know how to turn the regulator up? Try that...

01-11-2006, 09:34 PM
the valve is made for like 300 psi tho

01-11-2006, 10:09 PM
the valve should not be used in pressures exceeding 400 psi. when i had mine, i had an output pressure of about 325-350 psi. also, when i used the Tornado valve, i needed to be shooting a ball in order to get some blowback pressure, otherwise it would just burp and jackhammer.

make sure you have the valve in the right way.


01-12-2006, 12:07 AM
Just jack up the PSI on the reg and slowly start to back it out to lower it and see where it starts jackhammering, when that happens set the PSI above that...

01-12-2006, 07:22 AM
ok thanks

01-12-2006, 08:44 AM
If you have a stock unmodified VA it could be possible that you just don't have enough flow through the small opening in your VA. I had the same problem with my TLX. I had a rocket valve and I actually had a stock modified VA, but the air flow still wasn't enough so I had to get a higher flowing VA. I actually have my Bob Long VA for sale which always worked great for me.

01-13-2006, 11:17 AM
im sorry but whats a VA

01-13-2006, 12:56 PM
vertical adapter, where the regulator screws in

01-13-2006, 01:47 PM
:yeahthat: The V/A will be the little thing under the barrel...um, how else to explain it...Ah, here's a diagram (props to DirectPaintball):
It's part 8J. ;)