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Old 05-12-2009, 10:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Macro Line Leak

Hey, I have a leak coming from my macro line on my sniper. It is coming out right at the elbow into the asa. This is my first gun which I've had to deal with macro line, (tigershark, A5, mini) so I don't really know what I'm doing. The weird thing is it didn't leak last week when I aired it up, didn't change a thing, and now it's leaking?
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Old 05-12-2009, 10:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Take the line off and reinsert it to see if that fixes the problem.

Here's a video on how to remove it. YouTube - macro line
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Old 05-12-2009, 10:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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you do have teflon tape/locktite on the threads, right?
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Old 05-12-2009, 10:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yeah use Ribbon dope aka Pipe tape ....

Usually you ca get away just with a few wraps of that..

Locktite is some good stuff, but dont over do it, it can get messy, and a pain to get off

BTW ribbon dope is like 89 cents at a local hardware store i always have 2 -3 rolls in my Bag at all times
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Old 05-12-2009, 11:35 PM   #5 (permalink)
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If pulling the line out and reinserting doesn't work...wiggle the line a bit with the marker gassed up. Macro is a bit of a PITA sometimes...
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Old 05-13-2009, 01:43 AM   #6 (permalink)
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If none of these suggestions work for you, use a pair of needle nose pliers and carefully pull the swivel ring piece out and change the internal o-ring. I do not know the size off the top of my head, but you can take the old one into the hardware store and match it up that way.
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Old 05-13-2009, 02:18 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Wiggling it should do the trick indeed. I go through this every time I air up. It's even cut flush (I have a macroline cutter)

One of the things you have to learn to deal with or get lucky on. Depends on the angle of your set up
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Old 05-13-2009, 04:50 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Macro goes bad. Here are some things that can happen.

The place that the fitting grabs wears out so that the plastic macroline does not get held all the way in (from many removals and just gas ups)

The swivel O ring gets damaged by just being swiveled too much

People also can use too much teflon tape or not enough.

Just one wrap around is enough. Not two, three, four..

One.


Make sure you wrap it the right way so that when you screw the fitting on it does not remove the tape.

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Old 05-13-2009, 08:48 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Like my other thread says, I had macrolines pop on me leak too much, and 100 other assorted issues, i like steel braided lines...

Ill use them whenever i can, in some situations u cant.. and you have to
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Old 05-13-2009, 09:06 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Go stainless steel braided lines all the way! I had macro line on my fusion and it was always leaking - no matter how I played with it. I switched it to Steel line and haven't had any problems since. My next gun was a pump omen I bought off of here. Again, the macro line leaked and I couldn't get my gun to chrono high enough.. I replaced it with steel line and she works beautifully now!
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