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Old 03-24-2014, 09:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Etek solenoid o-rings

I recently got an Etek 1 for cheap. It had a leaky solenoid, and I intend to fix it. I've determined the problem to be a worn o-ring on the outer side of the solenoid spool (one of the two larger ones).

I'm aware oring monkey sells a solenoid oring kit (***Oringmonkey.com Oring Kits Paintball Marker O Ring Kits***-ORING KITS-• Planet Eclipse-► Ego9-Oringmonkey.com Planet Eclipse Ego SOLENOID O Ring Kit) but I'm not to keen on spending $20 in shipping for a couple of o-rings...

So I'm wondering if anyone knows the size of this o-ring so I might be able to find it locally...

Or would it just be best to contact Planet Eclipse in the UK?
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Old 03-24-2014, 09:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm not sure on the etek 1, but when the spool in the noid of my etek 2 started leaking my only solution was to replace the entire noid.......
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i would hit up PE in the UK im sure shipping would be alot cheaper and you can get exactly what you need.
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Old 03-24-2014, 10:57 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks guys! I just found out there is a PE certified dealer near Amsterdam that might be able to help me out.

I would really like to avoid having to get a new solenoid since they're almost more expensive that this gun is worth...
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:54 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Right, contacted the local dealer and they don't know the size of the o-ring I need...

So if anyone knows what size it is, that would be greatly appreciated!

To be more clear, I'm talking about the ones at either end of the spool (https://files.planeteclipseb2b.com/ma...-MANUAL-EN.pdf - see Fig 5.63 - 5.65 on page 33)
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Old 03-26-2014, 07:33 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Ok, got a reply from PE UK:

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The orings on the spool shaft are special sizes and they are not on sale anywhere (we do not even have them ) The orings are part of the spool shaft and if you try to remove them they break. It is the product of the solenoid company called SMC.

The only options that you have are:

1. buy or source a faulty solenoid and salvage the spool - I would ask around on paintball forums.

2. Buy a new solenoid.
Well... That sucks. Anyone have an old Etek1/2 noid for sale?
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Old 03-26-2014, 12:33 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Heh, I was stupid! Or actually, the last owner was and I didn't notice!

The problem wasn't the o-ring (which I think still looks kinda bad...). No, the actual problem was with the magnet coil part being on the noid upside down, and thus not sealing properly. I never suspected that was possible and never checked. Noticed it only by accident as I disassembled the noid again!

Now I've got myself a perfectly fine Etek for very little money!
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Old 03-30-2014, 09:04 PM   #8 (permalink)
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just a fyi, all the etek currently made (1,2,3 and 4) all use the same solenoid

perhaps that will help you should you need to search again
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