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Old 11-12-2012, 07:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Leak out the bottom of the 4-way

Argh. I got my Squall back from PPS a while ago and haven't had a chance to use it yet, so figured I should gas it up and cycle it a bit today.

Well, I've got a pretty big leak coming out the bottom of the 4-way. This is something new to me.

Do I need to take the switch apart and oil everything inside, or just take it apart and replace all the seals? Speaking of which... how the heck do I take it apart to do either of these?

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Old 11-12-2012, 07:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If its leaking bad, one of the o-rings on the stem may be bad or one of the cup o-rings is shot. You can take out the switch and at the top where the trigger rests there should be a little hex screw that will allow you to remove the top portion and slide out the stem. The cups come out the bottom of the switch and you need to remove the hex nut holding them in. There should be 4 cups in there and pay attention to how they are set up when you take em out.

If you haven't used it in a while those o-rings get sticky and pulling the trigger moves things around in there slicing the o-rings. My bet is on one of the stem o-rings.

If you don't want to fool with it, I'll trade you a Superstocker for it!
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Hey, it's actually kinda funny that I have your Superstocker thread open in another browser tab

Thanks for the disassembly instructions. I'll get on the switch tomorrow and see what happens.

And in the meantime I'll continue struggling with whether or not I "need" a Superstocker (I can argue both sides quite well, which is the problem!)
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:10 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Good luck. The biggest thing is to just go slow and pay attention to how things are put together. It also helps to take a break if you get frustrated!
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Arg. Looks like I'm gonna have to delay my first "switch surgery" until the weekend... which means the Squall's gonna be on my mind until then :P
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Did you run some oil through the gun yet? I would do that befor taking it apart
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One more thing: When reassembling the switch be carefull not to torque the hex nut holding in the cups too much. You could crush them and end up having to replace them.
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I added a drop of oil to the tip of each of the 3 12-grams I went through the other day. I also tried to drip in a few drops of oil through the top of the 4-way (right around the stem and the groove in the stem) and manually moved the stem around a bit.

Without a CA on the Squall, those were the only ideas I had at the time. Is there another way you can recommend for running oil through the thing?
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Oooo... okay, I'll work with a light touch when I take it apart.
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When does it leak? Constantly, or just when pulling the trigger? Is there any point in the trigger pull where it doesn't leak?
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