edit: I apologize for the essay, just am in desperate need of advice on some typical amateur Mini problems
Last month I purchased a used version 2 Mini with zero upgrades, all stock, only had been shotten less than 2 cases of paint prior to me purchasing it. With it I purchased a Vlocity Jr hopper with a virtue board installed (used also).
just for the record, I always try to use their tourny/high grade paint while i'm out on commercial fields and constantly re-chrono during the day (270-290), Always shooting on Semi (not big on ramping) PSI @ 190, HP reg 88ci. At the time I didn't research or fiddle with the Mini board at all (dwell etc), just anxious to blast away
That being said
First outting with it, I was simply using it on semi-auto and was having one ball break in the barrel (not chamber) once almost every 40 shots. Was a bit frustrated, but still estatic to finally have a good gun that had nice accuracy for being all stock. So I wasn't stressing too much
later that night, researched a little on the Mini from threads on here, reset poppet (mine has no spring, but is the V2 one), cleaned only the bolt, poppet, spring and chamber, re-lubed all specific parts as posted in that Mini sticky on here. The next weekend out I had mabye two ball breaks nearly every game (2nd day using of gun). Not breaking as bad as first week, but obviously still shouldn't be happening that often.
Went home, reset my whole Mini to default settings mode, reset my Vlocity Jr w/virtue to standard semi-auto. Cleaned again all the o-rings, chamber, hopper, feedneck, re-lubed all necessary parts again. Still I was skeptical to take the gun completely apart (solenoid, eyes, board, trigger, wires) so I left them alone.
Well I went out today and only had 3 ball breaks in the barrel through 1500 rounds, (and used cheaper winter paint), so I was convinced something I did was right. HOWEVER, a new problem emerged, roughly about 10-15 times playing in the middle of games today, my Mini would have a ball in the chamber, the green light wasn't blinking and it wouldn't shoot, pulled the trigger, no gas/no shot. To get it to shot again I had to completely take off the hopper off the neck (during game), drop the balls out my chamber/neck and put loader back on. Instantly fixing the problem and would then fire. But it what a hassle
Here's my questions for what you guys think I should do before I completely strip and clean this bad boy tonight may be my dilema...
1. Could this be my Vlocity Jr giving it this issue? (tension?, DTS? Settings?) I just reset the VJ virtue board on it to standard semi (20 bps)
2. Do the eyes already need to be cleaned? (w/btw i've never cleaned eyes on electronic gun, skeptical on how to do properly)
3. Did me reseting everything could have effected why it wasn't firing?
4. I'm totally off on everything and need to do something completely diff to fix my problems
Is there any other inside tips on how to keep my Mini properly under control, I really don't want these problems to continue being a hassle.
Thanks for any advise at all