I watched the video, and I am guessing you killed your O-ring with the terrible choice of lube (SILICONE SPRAY DESTROYS RUBBER), or maybe your plunger head if you didn't pad it, but the brass barrel looks like the main problem. How is that sealing with the gun? You need about a quarter of an inch of the barrel to be inside the next size up of brass to make a seal, and that doesn't look to be happening in your video. You can clearly hear a thunk instead of pop, I suggest lengthening the brass out of the nf to make the seal, and cutting a slot in the barrel to make a breach if the video is how you normally operate it. Your problem could also just plain be the stock nf O-ring simply doesn't seal with your choice of a plunger tube.
Well easist way to explain it is through another video.View My Video
i sound weird because im sick right now.
Whoa, whoa, whoa!!!
very bad choice of lubricant (dont hear that very often)
I've tried using the same teflon silicon stuff and its terrible for o-rings
go find white lithium grease
that teflon stuff swells o-rings like no other
that may be a big part of your problem
But i just opened it back up and there is no visible sign of damage to the o-ring.
Correct, and one more caution: Cut the spring to the length of the plunger tube and no longer. However you may have to cut a new catch as I doubt the [k26] spring cut to the length you'll need will scrunch up to an inch an a half and that would mean losing some of that massive payload of air that is the whole point of this blaster (I'm assuming). You may want to try a wider plunger tube and a [k25] spring (I don't want to look up the part number but it's the same as the +bow spring only with a five at the end instead of a six) as the coils are spaced out a little farther and it compresses more. It's also less likely to destroy your blaster and it'll wash your car for eight bucks (I really love this spring).
A [k26] spring is a plus bow spring. It can be ordered from mcmasters.com (I think).
This may be a really retarded thing to ask, but what is a [k26] spring?
p.s. I already reinforced the crap out of the thing.
So it would be a better choice than the [k26]?
oh and what do you mean by "it washes your car for eight bucks"?
Your problem isn't the spring. While you may not have an extremely powerful spring in there, its still of a decent wire thickness and more than strong enough for your applications. Your problem lies elsewhere, most likely in the fact that you're using stock streamlines. When you say it performs like a stock LS, do you mean in range, accuracy, or what?
I use washer stefens too and they do the same thing.
I say that because it sucks range and power wise.
Edited by wohnson89, 22 September 2009 - 11:15 AM.
Make it idiot proof and someone will make a better idiot.
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