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Old 05-30-2006, 07:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Air America Melee regulator question

Anyone know the proper size o ring # on/in the pin valve?
So it leaks from the pin valve, as it was mising the o ring.
I replaced the o ring with what i thunk/hoped was the right size.
It still leaks, although a lot less.
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Old 06-01-2006, 05:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Can you be a bit more specific? Is it the o-ring that seals the pin itself? or is it the o-ring that seals the assenmbly that you take out with a quarter (or similar)?

I'll get some sizes for you.

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Old 06-05-2006, 04:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It's the o-ring that seals the pin under the 'silver cap that can be removed with a coin'.
A spring applies pressure to the pin, which then seats against the silver cap.
I just realizes as I'm writing this, maybe the spring is incorrect, not the o-ring?!?!
It may not be applying enough pressure to seal the o-ring?
I would also assume the air pressure helps with that? A bit?
I bought this used after it was rehydroed, maybe the kid lost the spring and replaced it with whatever...
The spring is cone shaped, small to large opening.
Is this the right spring?
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Old 06-05-2006, 05:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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That spring isnt anything other than a "Guide" to keep the pin centered. the air applies the the pressure to seal the seat. Will have the 0-ring size shortly. I gotta check with my "guru"...lol. I have only rebuilt 3-4 of them and I dont remember the size.


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Old 06-08-2006, 12:22 PM   #5 (permalink)
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OK Thanks for your help so far.
I'll be waiting for that spring size.
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Old 06-10-2006, 02:53 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Ok here we go.

The spring doesnt need to be changed. Its not what makes it seal.

The o-ring you need is an 6-90 urethane o-ring.

You also must loctite the carrier back into the housing to seal it up. Put Red loc-tite on the threads, but leave the first 2 threads clean, (Bottle end). Then start installing it slowly, wiping up excess loc-tite as it oozes to the top. Screw the carrier in until it is flush with the top, then a little more until it is flush with the bottom of the chamfer. You will need to clean the old loc-tite off very, very thoroughly. both threads ( Carrier and Housing) need to be spotless, use a dental pick to get the old loc-tite off. If you dont use loc-tite on the carrier, then air will leak around the threads, which is what may have been happening anyway. Use drops in the different areas to determine exactly where it is leaking.

Hope that helps.....

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Old 06-13-2006, 03:47 PM   #7 (permalink)
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That worked!
Thanks alot.
My mistake was the threaded collar/receiver.
I was reluctant to overdo it with teflon tape or threadsealer, thinking the problem was the o ring.
Sealing up those threads stopped the leaking, the o ring that I randomly chose out of my gear box worked fine.
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