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sinisterNorth

leak

So, I got my Mag Saturday after the SATs, which was a nice surprise. Now, seeing as I dont have HPA yet, I decided to test fire the gun with my 12(no balls, just a few shots). Upon doing so, I began to hear a hissing sound. As I pulled the trigger, the gun sputtered and sounded like it was double firing(like not enough gas was getting where it needed to be). So i checked the macro and I see "flakes" coming from between the elbow and macro. I have no experience with macro, so i need some help. How should I fix this? I need all the help I can get. Here's a pis(I'll have more for he gallery later, just testing). Maybe it'll help if you cant understand what I'm talking about.

TriggerHappy1

sweet mag!

the flakes were probably liquid co2. for the leaking prob, try and drop some oil in the ASA and shoot it through.
sinisterNorth

You think that'll help? I'll try it tomorrow...I figured it was a problem elsewhere. I'll report back...Keep the help coming!!
cdacda13

Mags love oil.
Be genorous with it.

Also, if its only leaking when you fire, its mostly likely a problem with the on/off.
You Wont See Me

If it comes down to it, you can always replace the macro.
cdacda13

Another idea.
Re teflon tape the elow and check to see if the macro line is cut straight/
tigman250

just pull out the macro and trim off about a half an inch, sounds like the end is wore out.

sinisterNorth wrote:
Here's a pis


sory i couldn't resist your typo
sinisterNorth

^I didnt even realize I wrote that...haha

What should I use to trim the macro, and 1/2 inch?? it seems like a lot.? Thinking
tigman250

sinisterNorth wrote:
^I didnt even realize I wrote that...haha

What should I use to trim the macro, and 1/2 inch?? it seems like a lot.? Thinking


a nice sharp utiltiy knife works great...don't use wire cutters!!! they crush it and cause leaks. don't actually have to trim 1/2" just cut off the part that is all chewed up...if it is at all.
sinisterNorth

Havent fixed the leak yet, but ran into another problem. The front grip was loose and upon attempting to tighten it, I found it wasnt tightening. I looked at the threads of the screw and they're fine; however, I think the threads on the gun are stripped. What should I do? Should I take it up to the local hardwar store and see if they can re-tap/thread it for me? Or, is there some kinds of sealant that I could put in and not worry about tightening it again? Thanks for all the help!!
abr5

u could epoxy it, but i wouldn't. maybe u could jb weld it, but i would. retap the threads
tigman250

stay away from epoxys and JB weld drill it out to the next larger size and retap it, that's the only correct way to fix it. if you can't do it yourself find someone that can should only cost $5.
sinisterNorth

I would still be able to find the right bolt to fit through the front grip?

Also, I tried to begin cutting the macro. Should it cut easily? It seemed like real hard plastic and I couldnt get through with a utility knife. Any suggestions?
tigman250

sinisterNorth wrote:
I would still be able to find the right bolt to fit through the front grip?

Also, I tried to begin cutting the macro. Should it cut easily? It seemed like real hard plastic and I couldnt get through with a utility knife. Any suggestions?


if it's an allen bolt you should be able to find it at a hardware store.

the macro should cut fairly easy with a sharp utility knife.
sinisterNorth

Yeah, it's an allen bolt. I'll probably have to have the hole of the front grip rethreaded as well right?

I've tried cutting the macro. It just wont cut. Seems like it is real hard plastic. I thought macro was more rubbery... Thinking
g36 monkey

sinisterNorth wrote:
I've tried cutting the macro. It just wont cut. Seems like it is real hard plastic. I thought macro was more rubbery... Thinking


If your usin like a box cutter or somethin, switch out the blade on it, the one your using may be dull. If that doesnt work see if you can buy a new macro cuz you might just be having bad luck.
You Wont See Me

sinisterNorth wrote:
Yeah, it's an allen bolt. I'll probably have to have the hole of the front grip rethreaded as well right?

I've tried cutting the macro. It just wont cut. Seems like it is real hard plastic. I thought macro was more rubbery... Thinking

Nah, macros just really hard plastic.
sinisterNorth

Well, I finally got through the macro, but it didnt seem to help. Still heard a hissing coming form the elbow. I'm gonna try to get new macro soon. I should be taking the Mag up the the hardware store tomorrow after the track meet to see what they can do.
tigman250

are you sure it's not comming from the threads?......tell you what just send it to me and i will fix all that is wrong with it, should be able to get it back to you by winter! Laughing
g36 monkey

tigman250 wrote:
are you sure it's not comming from the threads?......tell you what just send it to me and i will fix all that is wrong with it, should be able to get it back to you by winter! Laughing


heck, id break a gun just to send it to you if i had extra ones Laughing
it may take a while to get back but it would be freakin sweet when it does.
sinisterNorth

Alright...last question....I hope.

I noticed on the Micromag valve, it says "Rated 3000psi". Does this mean that's all the more it can handle? or is that the reccomended psi?

Thanks!!
tigman250

it's rated at 3000 psi that's all it is rated for it could withstand more probably but it's only safe to 3000.
sinisterNorth

So, a 68/4500 is out of the question? What's the best size in 3000psi?

Also, if I were to take the fittings off and put them back on, what kind of teflon tape would I use? I know there's a few types. Also, just wrap it around once?
RoboCop

3000psi through the tube is very unlikely to happen. The regulator doesn't allow the pressure to go that high through the gun. It is safe to get as high pressure tank you want as long as you have a regulator. You won't be putting more than 800psi through the tube and the gun.
HS

3000 psi is the max it can hold, but remember that all* HPA tanks output less than or equal to 850 psi. So, you are in no danger. You can use any tank pressure you want; 3000, 4500, 5000, anything.

I've seen people rig their SCUBAs to their mags, and they are pushing upwards of 2800 psi straight into the gun. No damage.
sinisterNorth

Alright, good. I was really hoping on getting a 68/4500.

Now, can anyone help me out with the Teflon tape question?
HS

I use the white stuff and it's fine. I wrap it around twice.
abr5

wrap it around twice, cut tape (ripping sometimse makes a long string of tape in the end), screw in fitting.

also, my friend had an adjsutable tank, and accidently set it to like 2500 psi, aired up the gun. the macro blew and it sounded liek a gun going off. pretty cool
jsut sayin
Ghostslinger

SCUBA tanks hooked up to a mag?! what were they playing?! man id love to see that stuff.
abr5

scuba plus mag = 30 bps

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