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#1 Ragornocks

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Posted 01 December 2003 - 09:02 PM

I know this is a simple question, and I really screwed up. Can I fix the valve on my 5K? I sat down, modded it, and pumped it for the first modded shot, and realized that I had overpumped it. I shot, and the dart flew out. I liked it. Now, the tank doesn't hold air, when I pump, air comes right out of the valve. It worked when I first got it, I just blew it. Is it worth my time, or should I huck it away before it starts to haunt me?
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#2 Alexthebeast

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Posted 01 December 2003 - 09:06 PM

Find the Leak, and patch it with Epoxy Putty, with plumbers goop on top.
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#3 Fletch

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Posted 01 December 2003 - 09:11 PM

If the valve is really blown, there's no way you can fix it. However, if the valve is just malfunctioning, you can spray some silicone spray down the barrel into the valve. This will lube it up and make it work properly if you're having that problem, and I like to spray a little silicone into the valve before wars, 'cause it makes the valve operate faster, and gives a little quicker air delivery.
This might not work, though, if the valve is really screwed up.
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Posted 01 December 2003 - 09:28 PM

Could you give more details about the leak? Is it a slow leak? Or did you indeed physically blow a hole in the side of the thing?
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Posted 01 December 2003 - 11:26 PM

All those in attendance at the last jersey war will remember when my second 1500 EXPLODED on my main weapon. I am happy to report that the gun is functioning 100% now so u can indeed fix a blown tank, with enough epoxy
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Posted 02 December 2003 - 09:19 AM

...Now, the tank doesn't hold air, when I pump, air comes right out of the valve. It worked when I first got it, I just blew it...

The Air Release Valve shaft. Try to push it around until it allows air inside, then make a BIC Brace.
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Posted 02 December 2003 - 01:22 PM

...Now, the tank doesn't hold air, when I pump, air comes right out of the valve. It worked when I first got it, I just blew it...

The Air Release Valve shaft. Try to push it around until it allows air inside, then make a BIC Brace.

No, I think he's talking about the trigger valve. It would make sense, because if that valve was blown, air would just go right through the tank and out the barrel. I'm not sure, though, because he didn't say.
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#8 NinjaBob

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Posted 02 December 2003 - 02:38 PM

Are you kidding me? Have you really messed up your 5k already? The most likely possibility is that the valve is just misaligned if you didn't hear a loud "Pop". How many times did you pump it? Did it start to leak before you fired it. Like a slow leak, and then after you fired it, it just got worse? And do you think it was damaged before you got it, because if so I will complain to the guy that sent it.
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#9 Ragornocks

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Posted 02 December 2003 - 05:12 PM

Unless I'm wrong, here is the problem:

While overpumping, the spring behind the valve was misaligned/weakened. So, now, the valve and pin are not closing over the front of the tank right, and air is coming right out, currently with a strong scent of WD-40.

The pump and tank both are fine, it's the pin and valve that are messed up. If I pop the tank in half, can I reasemble it without any problem? This is probably going to be my task, since I doubt I can screw it up any worse. If so, it doesn't matter but so much. It costed me near nothing anyways. It's replacable. I'll get into the air tank tonight, I'll report my findings tommorow, or later tonight.

EDIT: I think I found something. When I push on the back of the pin while pumping, it holds air. I guess I was right about the valve spring being messed up. So, as long as I have force from the back, it will work. I think a spring back there will work, that's my new project. Thanks for the help, everybody. After enough poking around looking for all of the possibilities you all mentioned, I found it.

EDIT, Again: My fix is only temporary. Does anyone know if you can put an air tank back together after popping it in half? That's the only way I think I'm going to be able to permanantly make this gun useable.
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