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Ion leaking need some input

#1 User is offline   Aych 

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Posted 18 October 2008 - 12:47 PM

ok my ion is leaking as i can hear i had to replace the banjo fittings recently and i'm still hearing some leaks on the gun(orange)Attached File  ion_troble.JPG (96.31K)
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can anyone help me?

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Posted 18 October 2008 - 12:53 PM

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Follow these direction to pin-point the leak.

Step 1 : Disassemble the marker. Separate the trigger frame from the firing assembly. Remove the battery, eye board, eye wires, body shell.

Step 2 : With the shell still off, reconnect the mid banjo or qev to the breech and reconnect the rear banjo to the donut. With the trigger frame still separate from the firing assembly, reconnect the front banjo to the trigger frame ASA port.

Step 3 : Turn down your reg and air up the ION. Increase the pressure to about 100psi.

Step 4 : Listen for the general area that the leak is coming from. Mix a bowl of 25% dish soap and 75% water and apply it to the leak area with a q-tip. Bubbles will form at the exact point where air is escaping.

If the leak stopped with the firing assembly off the frame, the common cause is bad hoses. Try gently pulling and pushing on hoses to try to determine which hose is causing the leak.

It is common for the frame to push on the rear banjo when it's assembled, causing the rear banjo to leak.Try shortening the rear hose by 1mm. Make sure the cut is clean and straight. If you still have it, try replacing the rear hose with the spare hose that came with your Ion. Also, you can try swapping the rear banjo with the front banjo.

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Posted 18 October 2008 - 12:57 PM

Replace your in gun hoses.
My ion had a small leak,I thought it was a banjo but it turned out to be a small slice in the hose where it connects to the rear banjo.
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Posted 18 October 2008 - 09:15 PM

In the pic he's got an orange "O" around the macroline fitting. and an orange "X" on what looks like the feedneck port.

It's leaking because:

1. "O" = That weird bend you have in the line. Make it straight instead of an "S"
2. "O" = Make sure the end of that line is cut STRAIGHT...as in, a 90* cut to the wall of the line.
3. "X" = Forward bolt ORing is either damaged or needs grease
4 ."X" = SFT Oring inside the chamber is damaged or needs grease

Or your psi is too high, forcing it out those areas.
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Posted 28 October 2008 - 08:15 PM

when ever my ion leaks there it is usually the macro but that is just me. or i need to bust out the teflon.... WHABLAM!

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 12:52 PM

as every one has stated, replace that macro elbo and then also replace your orings.

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