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Old 12-19-2012, 09:36 AM #1
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Pm6/pm7/pm8

I'm just getting started with the paintball thing and a friend turned me on to the PM series. I just got a PM7 and I'm just wondering if the parts are interchangeable between the PM6, PM7 and PM8.

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Old 12-19-2012, 11:12 AM #2
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I'm just getting started with the paintball thing and a friend turned me on to the PM series. I just got a PM7 and I'm just wondering if the parts are interchangeable between the PM6, PM7 and PM8.

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No, they all have their own specific parts. I like PM7's best out of the pm series.
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:15 AM #3
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The PM8 is the oddball, there are a few parts that are the same/interchangeable between the PM6 and 7.

Eyes, detents, board, grips, ASA's, feednecks, pretty sure the bolts are the same. High pressure Reg..
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:28 PM #4
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The PM8 is the oddball, there are a few parts that are the same/interchangeable between the PM6 and 7.

Eyes, detents, board, grips, ASA's, feednecks, pretty sure the bolts are the same. High pressure Reg..
The PM6 and PM7 bolts are interchangeable. Using a PM8 bolt in a PM6/7 requires a PM8 backcap. It won't work with a PM6 or PM7 cap.
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:53 PM #5
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Most parts are interchangeable between the PM6 and PM7. Other than milling, they're the same marker (but oh what a difference milling made in how much nicer the PM7 looks!!!).
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:54 AM #6
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Thanks for the replies. It's good know. The pm7 I got used had leaked air badly but my friend rebuilt it and got it to work pretty nicely. But after one outing with it, it's leaking air again. I have a feeling I need to find a new bolt or solenoid.
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:22 AM #7
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Depends where it's leaking from. A new bolt won't do anything for you unless there's a huge gouge in it or it's broken in half lol. If you're leaking from in between the grip frame and the body, where the solenoid would be, it's possible that you might need a new one but still not likely. Most leaks with matrices are fixed with just new o rings.
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Depends where it's leaking from. A new bolt won't do anything for you unless there's a huge gouge in it or it's broken in half lol. If you're leaking from in between the grip frame and the body, where the solenoid would be, it's possible that you might need a new one but still not likely. Most leaks with matrices are fixed with just new o rings.
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:38 PM #9
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Depends where it's leaking from. A new bolt won't do anything for you unless there's a huge gouge in it or it's broken in half lol. If you're leaking from in between the grip frame and the body, where the solenoid would be, it's possible that you might need a new one but still not likely. Most leaks with matrices are fixed with just new o rings.
It could be the solenoid gasket. Or the bolt sail oring. I just had this problem and I cleaned/relubed the bolt sail and the solenoid gasket and it fixed the problem.
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Old 12-20-2012, 02:27 PM #10
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:04 PM #11
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If this is your first Spool valve marker, then you might be making the mistake that every one on here has made, except for me, because I am perfect

Don't use to much lube, only should be shiny, and that's all.

The noid leak will be between the trigger frame and body, and might come out of the top of the trigger. It will not come out of the bolt area, but with gaskets so cheap from ans, it's worth getting, even as a spare because when they are gone, they are gone and will be 20 dollars from other places.

When/if you replace your noid gasket, do not do it with a cheap screwdriver. Ace hardware has the good screwdrivers in stock, they are not expensive and are nice to have. Buy yourself a good 0 and 1 of both phillips and standard, and they will last, be used, and good to have a around. You will strip the screws if you do not use the right screwdriver, and will over tighten them if you use a large screwdriver with multiple tips. I have repaired countless proto's due to over tightened noids, some damaged the threads in the body and required retapping and sometimes helicoils to get them to hold again, not cheap and the marker will always be "at risk" of failure.

When I get a new marker, I replace all the orings no matter on how they look, like starting fresh. On proto's I even replace the LPR orings and replace with all fresh lube. It's a good way to look for problems, see how well it was maintained and it's nice with a 100% clean start.
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:34 PM #12
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If this is your first Spool valve marker, then you might be making the mistake that every one on here has made, except for me, because I am perfect

Don't use to much lube, only should be shiny, and that's all.

The noid leak will be between the trigger frame and body, and might come out of the top of the trigger. It will not come out of the bolt area, but with gaskets so cheap from ans, it's worth getting, even as a spare because when they are gone, they are gone and will be 20 dollars from other places.

When/if you replace your noid gasket, do not do it with a cheap screwdriver. Ace hardware has the good screwdrivers in stock, they are not expensive and are nice to have. Buy yourself a good 0 and 1 of both phillips and standard, and they will last, be used, and good to have a around. You will strip the screws if you do not use the right screwdriver, and will over tighten them if you use a large screwdriver with multiple tips. I have repaired countless proto's due to over tightened noids, some damaged the threads in the body and required retapping and sometimes helicoils to get them to hold again, not cheap and the marker will always be "at risk" of failure.

When I get a new marker, I replace all the orings no matter on how they look, like starting fresh. On proto's I even replace the LPR orings and replace with all fresh lube. It's a good way to look for problems, see how well it was maintained and it's nice with a 100% clean start.
That is assuming the leak is noid related. If the leak is coming out through the front of the marker and the feedneck, it could be a reg/lpr issue.

Also, if the leak is coming from the bolt, u'll need to check all the o rings. I had this problem on my pm8 recently, and the oring in the top hat was blown out, and had to basically reset my reg and lpr because my friend raised the pressure way too high on my reg for my pm8.
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Old 12-23-2012, 11:11 AM #13
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Are the PM6 and DM7 bolts interchangeable ?
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Old 12-23-2012, 11:17 AM #14
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No, unless you're talking about the garbage TechT L7 kit that ruins a DM/PM. Stock DM bolt is longer than a PM bolt and won't fit.
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Old 12-23-2012, 11:25 AM #15
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I was talking about the stock bolt ; thanks for the response tlmiller
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