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#1 aardman

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 03:28 AM

Ok, I've been having this problem with my recon for a while now, I find that with my Modded Recon (AR removal, pre-compressed spring and an aditional spring in the stock) that the stock o-ring didn't last very long. I think its the combination of the increased speed of the plunger and a lack of lube that killed it.

I can't find a good replacement, does any one know where I can get one? And has anyone else had this problem?

I live in Australia so unfortunaly I can't get to any American stores...

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#2 BoneRiot

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 06:28 AM

Sadly i can't contribute anything meaningful beyond a bump. I love my recond to death, have done the same mods and my o ring got worked to shit.
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Posted 13 August 2009 - 07:53 AM

Ive done similar mods, and my O-ring has not failed me yet. The biggest advice I can offer is make sure you use a plastic and rubber safe lubricant, of which captain slug has been kind enough to lay out Here . After every other war or so, I add a little grease to the plunger tube as a whole, and its been working fine.

Regarding getting a new o-ring, my best advice is to bring the deceased ring to a hardware store and ask them if they have any o-rings matching what you have. If they need to ask for what applications, just say its used in a plunger rod with ABS plastics and silicone lubricant. Hope this helps.

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 08:40 AM

If you still have the original O-ring, you can check which number would be the equivalent here.
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Posted 13 August 2009 - 10:37 AM

My very first modded blaster was a recon (I know, I started late). I did a lot of dumb things, one of them was neglecting to lube the original O-ring. Eventually it dried out so much that it would catch inside of the reverse plunger, slowing its movement down so that performance was piddly.

A hardware store would be your best bet.

If you have calipers, use them. If not, bring your reverse plunger and boltsled to the store with you. You might even find something better than the original O-ring. You'd probably be best off looking in the plumbing isle first, and then the loose parts bins.

Pick up some good silicon lube while you're there too.

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 01:59 PM

If you have a maverick you can use the O-ring from that.
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#7 aardman

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 08:09 PM

Yeah most Of the hardware stores I've been to don't seem to have that size. I've seen some people putting more than one O ring on their Longshots, is it possible to do the same on a recon
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Posted 13 August 2009 - 11:00 PM

If you have thrift stores nearby, they usually sell recons cheap, so yo ucould buy one, take the o ring and have a bunch of replacement parts for the future.
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Posted 17 August 2009 - 10:31 PM

Ah, I don't want to sound slow or anything, but I have no idea what a thrift store is. In fact I don think I have ever heard that term used before.

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Posted 17 August 2009 - 11:12 PM

Ah, I don't want to sound slow or anything, but I have no idea what a thrift store is. In fact I don think I have ever heard that term used before.

An example of a "thrift store" is Salvation Army.
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Posted 18 August 2009 - 06:47 AM

Ah, I don't want to sound slow or anything, but I have no idea what a thrift store is. In fact I don think I have ever heard that term used before.

A thrift store is a store where people donate old and unwanted items, and then the store sells them for low prices.
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Posted 18 August 2009 - 12:32 PM

You could e-tape the plunger head with no o-ring as a last resort.
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