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smaggs 11-04-2010 06:23 AM

Weird Air Leak
Hello everyone,
So I just got a spyder vs3 and i went out and shot about a thousand rounds this weekend, no problems what so ever. I went and refilled my Compressed Air at a scuba shop the other day so i could shoot it some more. Well yesterday when i went to shoot it I noticed the mini gauge wouldnt go over 100psi even when i adjusted the Regulator. Well i just went ahead and shot it to see if maybe it would go up after a few shots and it didnt. When i shot it i noticed air blew out from where the Delrin bolt is with each shot, like straight up, possibly from the striker bolt. After a couple of dry fire shots my tank seemed to go from 3000psi to 1000psi. When the gun was not firing there was no audible leak. no leak out the barrel either. What could be causing this? i stripped the gun last night, no broken O-rings, i replaced the o-ring on the striker bolt and replaced the striker buffer. Still no luck. Someone help me pleaseeee, im so lost.... :confused: Could this be caused by the air i got at the scuba shop?

TheDarkShadow 11-04-2010 07:04 AM

Re: Weird Air Leak
do you always fill up there? you probably should have shot a few ball through it and seen if your velocity was screwed up as well. Also before you started shooting did you set your regulator back to where it was?

smaggs 11-04-2010 07:38 AM

Re: Weird Air Leak
Ok so i had my co-worker bring his CA tank in today and we just went outside to test my gun. The gauge still didnt go over 100 psi no matter how i adjusted te regulator. I adjusted the regulator to allow more air flow and dry fired it. I found a point where the air wasnt spraying through the bolt. Do you think that by adjusting the reg to high would be cause the air to spray through the bolt area? Its not a constant spray of air, only when i shoot it sprays through, when not shooting i hear no leakage. Also, how much PSI should i be using? When i was shooting it this weekend and it was working fine i had it adjusted to 250-300psi.

smaggs 11-04-2010 07:41 AM

Re: Weird Air Leak
In about an hour i will test shoot it with paint and let you know what happens.

oldironmudder 11-04-2010 08:50 AM

Re: Weird Air Leak
With no air in it at all, where does the needle on the gauge sit?

shunut 11-04-2010 09:15 AM

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Gauge could be broken.

smaggs 11-04-2010 11:08 AM

Re: Weird Air Leak
With no gas in it at all the needle on the gauge goes all the way does. So the guage does move when aired up, just deosnt seem to go past 100. So ya i did shoot it a little bit ago and it seemed fine when i found the right psi. But what PSI should my gun be running at?

oldironmudder 11-04-2010 01:02 PM

Re: Weird Air Leak
I dont know first hand since I havent owned a VS series marker, but they should be under 300psi new & after broken in.

Do you have another gauge to try? Might have to borrow one from a friend. It wont hurt to take the regulator apart, clean it & relube it if you know how.

Have you lubed the rest of the gun?

smaggs 11-04-2010 01:16 PM

Re: Weird Air Leak
I lubed both bolts thats it, what all should i lube?

oldironmudder 11-04-2010 03:38 PM

Re: Weird Air Leak
Those are really the only 2 moving parts but the valve pin has an oring on it & probably needs some lube from time to time.

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