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Old 12-26-2007, 10:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Help with my ETEK

I have an ETEK with the cure bolt, everything else is stock. Since adding this bolt, I keep getting the pin to pop up when I fire which releases the bolt from the rammer and of course this turns my marker into a paint blender. How do I stop this from happening as it really sucks. Thanks in advance!!
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Old 12-26-2007, 10:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 12-26-2007, 10:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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LOL, duct tape won't work or it would have been done. The bolt is constantly moving and there is no way to tape the pin down.
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Old 12-26-2007, 11:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
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If you are using a stock pin send the bolt back it is defective if you are using an after market pin stop it is also defective.
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Old 12-27-2007, 03:26 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Isnt there a screw in the back of the bolt that allows you to put more tension on the ball spring?
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Old 12-27-2007, 06:12 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Lol, I just packed mine up but if I can find it I will dig it out and take a look for you. I'm a certified Eclipse Etek tech but thats not an issue I have seen. I will look into it tonight.

My guess is that theres an issue with the pin itself. Is it backwards? Try and turn it 180* and see if that locks it. If it appears to be in the right direction then the ball bearing/spring in the bolt may be weak.
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Old 12-27-2007, 07:01 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Ok, I think I have this figured out. I am using the cure bolt, with the stock pin that it came with. The pin is in correctly and there simply was not enough tension from the spring to hold the pin in place. I did not know how to remove the pin completely until a few minutes ago, I removed the pin, stretched the spring and now there seems to be enough tension to keep it in place. No problems when dry firing now. I will test with paint later tonight. Thanks all for the quick responses!!!
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Old 04-14-2008, 07:30 PM   #9 (permalink)
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This is a very old thread...I know. But for future reference stretching the spring is not good. It can wear the spring out quicker and is only a temporary fix, often times causing worse problems down the road. The best way to alleviate the pin popping up is removing the pin and spring and putting 1 or 2 #006 O-rings into the back of the bolt before the spring. This puts pretension on the spring providing better holding power to keep the pin down but you do not alter the spring in any way.

Another option is using a drill bit to take a small amount of material out of the top indentation on the pin. It worked for me very well, but I recommend caution as you could damage the pin if you take to much material away.
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