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Old 02-24-2013, 02:00 AM #1
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Geo 3 Macroline fitting keep coming loose

So like that title says the fitting keep coming loose after a few shots. i have tried use loctite tape to fic this but it still keeps getting loose iono if i have bad fittings or the SL3 reg and pops asa may be stripped. I am the first owner of the gun about 8k shots on the counter and i just started having this problem. i was told by a local tech that u should not use the glue based loctite on it. any quick advice. Everything else is functionally normally
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:52 AM #2
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I've noticed a macroline/fitting leak a few times when first airing it up for the day. I've re-adjusting the macroline towards the fitting with the leak. Some times takes some trial and error but that's always taken care of the leak. Seems the fittings are sensitive to how much macroline depth is in each fitting.
Macroline is cheap. You can cut a new length and see if that takes care of the issue.
It's been cold where I've been playing. Could be a factor, since cold weather seems to play a part in so many paintball related issues.
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:42 AM #3
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do u mean the collar is unscrewing?
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Old 02-25-2013, 03:41 AM #4
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Yes after a few shots it comes loose and the air escapes from there I am currently trying to use a rubber sleeve on the fitting or collar if that's what its call but I have to get air to test it but I do notice that the unscrew rather easy
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:43 AM #5
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I'm sorry, I misunderstood your issue.

I've used teflon tape and red loctite on fittings in the past with good success. But never with a high-end gun, and not sure if that's the proper "air smith" solution.
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:14 AM #6
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u might have a defective macroline collar. I'd just e-mail or call the PE rep. It's still under warranty anyways. It shouldn't unscrew since it's friction held by an oring.

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Old 02-25-2013, 11:07 AM #7
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The oring on the macro fitting is a 006, I dont think there is one in the parts kit so you can match it pretty well with one that is. Use a 3/32 hex key to tighten it(in the middle at the bottom of the fixing). You dont need any teflon tape or loctite.

It could be the oring that is damaged so not holding the macrofitting tight. You dont need to tighten them really hard just nip them up.
Taken from manual...
The straight hose fittings found on the Ego11 DO NOT
require ‘Loctite’ to secure them on the marker. These
are secured by the capture o-ring on the end of the
fitting. Only use a 3/32” hex key in the designated hole
inside the fitting to remove or re-attach the fitting (SEE
FIGURE 8b). When re-attaching the fittings DO NOT
apply too much force or the threads on the fitting/
receiving part may be damaged (remember to stop
when you meet resistance).

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