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Old 10-23-2005, 03:06 PM #1
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Ego Trouble Shooting Guide

Before looking at the trouble shooting guide for anything such as efficiency, consistency, accuracy, or chopping make sure your gun is broken in(10,000shots), eyes are clean, the paint is good and fresh, the weather is not to extremes(hot or cold), and that your paint to barrel match is good.

Leaking from the grip frame
(most of these problems require you to remove your grip frame to resolve the problem so read your manual for step by step instructions on how to safely and properly remove your trigger frame.)
1. You have damaged your solenoid by screwing your rear grip screws in too far
Solution: buy new solenoid and replace, also find two tiny o-rings provided in your rebuild kit that comes with the ego and put those around the two rear grip screws, they will keep the screws from going too far in and damaging the solenoid, or grind the screws down. Note* eclipse no longer replaces them for free due to the widespread neglect of this issue
2. Your qevs and or one of your barbs is leaking
Solution: Lube your rammer, lube will find its way into the qev and hopefully seal it up.
Check to make sure your barbs and hoses are intact and connected, and check the qevs if they are loose and tighten as necessary.
3. Your rammer has a damaged o-ring
Solution: Remove rammer and check o-rings, there should be one that is damaged or dry that is allowing air to leak into the rear qev, replace as necessary.
4. Your solenoid is not secured well to the manifold
Solution: Take off your frame and make sure that the two vertical silver screws facing the bottom of the solenoid are tight and if leaking persists, remove both screws and check the 3 o-rings that are in a diagonal pattern on the stainless steal manifold and lube or replace as necessary.

Leaking down the barrel
1. Your exhaust valve is the cause
Solution: try shooting some shots with your ego and see if the problem goes away, if not proceed to put a few drops of light gun oil through the reg. asa and dry fire the gun for a few shots, if all else fails the exhaust valve must be replaced see
2. Improper sealing of the rammer housing
Solution: Tear down your gun to the rammer housing and inspect the front seals of the rammer housing and replace as necessary.

Your ego is having problems firing
1. Your bolt is not correctly placed in the rammer slot
Solution: pull bolt pin out and reposition to slide into the groove in the rammer
2. Your solenoid is damaged
Solution: Tear down your solenoid and lube and replace o-rings as necessary, and check solenoid housing for punctures from rear grip screws

Low velocity
1. Your rammer is dirty or needs lubing
Solution: remove rammer and clean and relube
2. There is a problem with your inline regulator
Solution: Open up your regulator and lubricate the spring stack (stack of washer like shims) with a thick lube such as slick honey. Also make sure there are 16 individual shims arranged in this order
3. Your lpr needs lubrication
Solution: unscrew your lpr and lubricate with same lubricant as the inline regulator.

Your gun is chopping
1. Your detents are worn
Solution: remove eye covers and check your detents for tearing or if they are ripped and replace as necessary
2. Your eyes need cleaning or are damaged
Solution: Remove eye covers carefully remove eyes and clean, also inspect wires for nicks and scratches that could be the cause, and also check the eye plug is securely in the board.
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