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Old 08-28-2013, 03:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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TipX barrel leak

I have recently acquired a TipX with a small leak down the barrel. It still functions and cycles properly.

I played with the pressure relief valve and got no change in the leak.
Also tried the velocity adjuster, also to no effect.
I checked the power tube and it isn't cracked.
Checked all the seals I could (Don't have a snap ring tool to get that stupid snap ring out)

Any ideas on what could be causing my leak?
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You may need to invest on some snap ring pliers.... The only o-rings that could cause a leak down the barrel are the ones on the spool inside of the valve assembly, as far as I'm aware. You are certain it's coming down the barrel? Sometimes a leak from the pierce seal or the transfer tube at the pierce block can sound like a barrel leak because of the clamshell design.
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You may need to invest on some snap ring pliers.... The only o-rings that could cause a leak down the barrel are the ones on the spool inside of the valve assembly, as far as I'm aware. You are certain it's coming down the barrel? Sometimes a leak from the pierce seal or the transfer tube at the pierce block can sound like a barrel leak because of the clamshell design.
If I pop the aluminum barrel shell off and remove the barrel to check, nothing is going to explode on me right?

Also, yes, I will probably be going to go pick one up later today.

EDIT:

Checked the face seal and transfer tube seals, they look fine.

I already dislike this gun because of the snap rings. >.< snap rings.

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Lol, no, nothing will explode, as long as you put the gun back together after you take the shroud out. And it's hard to tell by looking if a seal is shot or not. Do you have the adjustable CO2 cap? And if so, have you tried tightening it an 1/8 of a turn to see if that helps?
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Lol, no, nothing will explode, as long as you put the gun back together after you take the shroud out. And it's hard to tell by looking if a seal is shot or not. Do you have the adjustable CO2 cap? And if so, have you tried tightening it an 1/8 of a turn to see if that helps?
I do, it is the TipX not a TPX. I'll tighten it and try it without shroud or barrel.

EDIT: Definitely down the barrel.

EDIT2: Replaced all the seals on air transfer tubes and inside the valve assembly just for good measure. No change in leak at all.

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