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Attention Viking Owners technical issue involving consistency

#1 User is offline   Thalion 

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 10:07 AM

I've got a 2004 Viking that I've had since it was made.

Last season (and this winter as well), I was noticing some horrible chrono results consistency wise (from 230 to 280, with draxxus field paint. Most of the shots were near 240 or near 270, but I included max/min figures for sake of discussion). I think the sidewinder reg may be in need of some care, as the gun has been oiled with AKA or Palmer's oil (both of which are listed in the manual as acceptable) after every day of use.

I'm going to run a few more tests during the next week/week and a half or so, but I figured I'd like to see some recommendations from other AKA owners. Have you ever seen such horrible consistency from a Viking (or any other AKA product) and how did you solve it?

I'd rather not send it in to Destructive Customs, but I suppose I will if needed. I'm already sending my other semi (TM7) to Paintball Solutions as soon as I get the shipping label in the mail because it's simply not working correctly at all, and I would rather have a semi on hand for March 21st (first real paintball event in MN).
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Posted 07 March 2009 - 12:24 PM

While I do not own this particular gun or reg, I would lube your regulator, they need it every now and again.
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Posted 07 March 2009 - 06:21 PM

rebuild the reg and lpr
might solve the problem
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Posted 07 March 2009 - 06:31 PM

View PostQC MAD KID, on Mar 7 2009, 07:21 PM, said:

rebuild the reg and lpr
might solve the problem


That occurred to me, but do you know where I would find the parts to do a rebuild? I do not have any spare parts for it.
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Posted 07 March 2009 - 06:54 PM

Call up AKA or e-mail them, they have to have some kind of info on their site (akalmp.com). Tell them what your problem is and if they say they can't be sure without seeing the marker in person or whatever similar response you may get, just ask if they have any rebuild kits for your Sidewinder.

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 08:05 PM

Akalmp.com is still selling reg rebuilds, and shipping them fast. I just need to find a benchvise and some wood or rubber jaws to crack open the core of my Sidewinder... it's a gas-through grip right know :/

But the rebuild is very simple, as long as you have a wide crescent wrench and something to grip the threads on the core without damaging it. And the rebuild manual is available online... forget where.
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Posted 07 March 2009 - 08:14 PM

The o-rings are here. Under "SW O-ring kit" or something.

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 08:52 PM

Thanks for the information guys, I'll be ordering some parts from AKALMP.

Found the manual through google.

Hopefully, it's just the sidewinder and not something else in need of service.
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Posted 08 March 2009 - 07:52 AM

Well, suppose you have an SCM2, an SCM3 upgrade could be worth your money. Fixes some creep issues, among other things.
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