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Old 07-25-2014, 09:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Damn snap ring.....98 valve.

Have a bunch of old 98 valves (not the platinum) im rebuilding.

That damn snap ring is driving me insane.

I know a few of you on here have 98's ( or did) as part of your rental fleets.

What's the trick?

As well I am planning on switching them out for a snap ring that can be changed with a snap ring pliers instead of this split ring nonsense.

Anyone have any idea on the size before I head to the hardware store tomorrow?

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Old 07-26-2014, 01:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Push down on the valve, place an allen key through the side to hold it down, then find the end of the snap ring, and work it out with a small screw driver until you can pull it all the way out.
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Old 07-26-2014, 12:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I use a 90* dental pick to hold one side of spiral lock in place, and use a straight pick to work under the other side and work it around until it's out.

Ideally I'd replace it with a real snap ring (because what Tippmann calls a snap ring is not really a snap ring), and then it would be real easy.

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Old 07-28-2014, 02:19 AM   #4 (permalink)
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correct size for the internal snap ring is a 1/2" Bought a few of em today and they work like a champ.

.18 cents a piece at a local hardware store. (ACE)

Tech T and ebay are asking $3 for em...

best .18 upgrade I ever spent.
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