Posted 27 December 2007 - 11:42 PM
Posted 28 December 2007 - 12:33 AM
Posted 28 December 2007 - 12:36 AM
Posted 28 December 2007 - 01:01 AM
After opening the blaster and inspecting it, I found that if the valve's pin is only partially pulled back, the valve will not close all the way. If I pulled the pin all the way back and let it go quickly, the valve would close all the way about 95% of the time.
To fix this, I tried:
1. Spraying silicone into the front of the open air tank as well as on the pin (while the pin was pulled back as far as possible). This worked at first, but (I suppose) that the silicone came off the pin and after 6-10 shots it was not much better that before.
2. Figuring that, somehow, the spring that closed the valve was weak, I tried banding the pin (I would need a picture to explain how I did it, but I can'rt get one right now). It seemed to work fine, until I went to a war a few days later and, when I went to use it for a round, the rotation mechanism wasn't working. A quick diagnosis lead to the conclusion that the band had shifted and gotten in the way of some internal mechanism. I therefore took the band off.
I haven't done much with the 3k since the war, but the last time I tried it, it was in the following condition: sometimes it works fine, other times...not so much.
My suggestion would be to try some silicone like I did, first...maybe it will work better for you. Then, try banding it (in a way such that the rubber band will not shift and render the turret rotation mechanism useless.
Good luck, and let me know if you discover a different solution.
-Jwasko, STILL Sole Surviving member of Steel City Nerf and Sober Sister of the Sex Dwarves
We NERF ON all day, and FUCK OFF all night
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