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Old 11-15-2007, 02:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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PE tank reg low pressure spring kit

So... I have a Pure Energy HPA tank. According to Custom Products, I should use a low pressure output tank with the low pressure CP reg on my homemade Ion.

It's only $12 or so for a spring pack, so I order one and install it. But when I air it up at the shop, it starts leaking out the pin valve (The end that screws into the ASA).

I'm not sure what I did wrong, but the low pressure spring pack kit came with 4 shims "to adjust the pressure." Should I be using these shims, and if so, how/where do I install them? The instructions I found online don't say where they go at all.

Anyone have experience installing the low pressure spring kit?
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Old 11-15-2007, 01:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Check your out put pressure. You want it around 450psi any lower than that you can get leaks. If you are to low you add these closest to the tank.
The white Teflon o-ring in the bonnet is the problem. Check to make sure that it does not have dirt or any thing on it. If it has a dent or something stuck on it you will need to replace it. (DO NOT use an Allen wrench to in stall it!!!) I use the bottom of a one of my PW Paintball pens (you can also use a bic pen) Also when you have the reg apart check the pin at the taper. I find a lot of theses to have a bad finish on them.
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Old 11-15-2007, 10:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I think that I had too many shims in there (4)... at least, I hope that was the problem. I think that the extra shims must have prevented the regulator seat from sealing the air when the pressure reached 480psi (or whatever).

I hope that teflon o-ring isn't the problem... It looked fine when I took the reg apart last night.
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Old 11-18-2007, 05:02 AM   #4 (permalink)
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There is an O ring to seal the pin valve.

The LP kit comes with a new one, make sure it is there. If the one you have is bad, you can flip it over and get more use out of it.

The one that comes with the LP kit may be softer, im not sure..kind of doubt it.

Either way, that is the only O ring holding air inside. you probably dropped it.

Looks like the above covered it..doh.

The PE regs are good, at least, ive owned them exclusively and had great luck.
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Old 11-18-2007, 09:56 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I took the shims out, refilled the tank, and it leaked for a while, but then it sealed. My Ion shot fine with the tank, so I think that all is well.

Anyway, thanks for the replies.
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