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Old 07-03-2013, 01:32 PM #1
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Vanquish How To: Service the Regulator

WARNING: THIS GUIDE IS FOR EXPERIENCED TECHS ONLY. DAMAGE TO THE REGULATOR DUE TO IMPROPER SERVICE MAY VOID YOUR WARRANTY.

This is a how to guide on how to disassemble the Vanquish regulator for service. The regulator is similar to Empire Relay except with some parts modified to easier serviceability.

When should you service your regulator?
If your regulator pressure is rising up past the set point it means the main seal needs to be changed. The main seal is a small clear disc and the regulator must be completely disassembled to change it. An extra seal comes in the Vanquish parts kit. If the regulator is recharging slowly the brass piston o-rings may require lube or changing. Both of these issues will be covered below.

WARNING
BEFORE SERVICING YOUR REGULATOR BE SURE ALL GAS PRESSURE HAS BEEN REMOVED. The PSI on you screen should read "LOW" and you should fire the marker with the eyes off in a safe direction to ensure all the air has been released.

What you will need:
3/32 Hex wrench (same size as rest of the Vanquish)
1/2in socket with 1/4in drive - Link to tool:1/2 in Socket
3mm Nut Driver - Link to tool: 3mm Nut Driver


CLICK HERE for PDF of Regulator Service Guide for Offline Use


Step 1: Remove regulator pin cap using 1/2in socket





Step 2: Remove regulator front cap (by hand)




Step 3: Remove regulator lever screw and the pin actuator will drop out the bottom of the regulator





Step 4: Place the 3/32 hex wrench in the hole where the pin actuator was removed from and push the pin/seal retainer towards the tank side of the regulator.



Step 5: Use the 3mm nut driver to remove the main piston. The main seal should then be allowed to fall out of the tank side of the regulator. To keep the brass piston from spinning use the 3/32 hex wrench.



At this point if your regulator pressure was rising you would change the main seal (the small clear disc) and should also inspect the o-rings on the large brass piston. Thoroughly clean the inside of the regulator with clean q-tips where the main seal sits and where the brass piston sits before reassembly. Apply Dow 33 grease (stock grease that comes with Vanquish) to the 2 o-rings on the brass piston when reassembling.


When servicing your regulator you should clean out the filter which is located under the silver plug on the side of the regulator. The plug can be removed with the 3/32 hex wrench.
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Old 07-03-2013, 03:58 PM #2
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Taken from pg.26 of the Empire Vanquish User Manual:
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"Warning: Do not take the regulator apart; it is not designed to be user serviceable. Damage to
the regulator will not be covered under warranty.
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So it's not designed to be user serviceable but this 'How To' makes it look so simple. Is this 'How To' an at-your-own-risk guide or, coming from you, does this mean we can service our own regulators?
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Old 07-03-2013, 05:02 PM #3
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Taken from pg.26 of the Empire Vanquish User Manual:

So it's not designed to be user serviceable but this 'How To' makes it look so simple. Is this 'How To' an at-your-own-risk guide or, coming from you, does this mean we can service our own regulators?
Thank you. This guide is at your own risk.
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Old 07-03-2013, 11:14 PM #4
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This is handy
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Old 10-15-2013, 12:50 AM #5
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great job man
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Old 05-27-2014, 04:23 PM #6
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Reviving this a bit, but how would you get the other plug out? The one with the four holes in it? Thanks.
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Old 05-28-2014, 09:14 AM #7
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Reviving this a bit, but how would you get the other plug out? The one with the four holes in it? Thanks.
I assume you are talking about the silver cap on the side of the regulator. This is the over pressure purge valve. You shouldn't disassemble this. Should the plug get loose you can use 2 similar size hex wrenches or o-ring pics to screw the cap on.
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Old 11-21-2014, 09:49 AM #8
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Thanks!!! This helped so much

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Old 12-05-2014, 01:53 PM #9
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PDF version now avaliable directly from Empire @ paintballsolutions.com

http://www.paintballsolutions.com/pd...Guide-2014.pdf
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Old 02-22-2015, 08:54 PM #10
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Any specific brand of socket that is thin enough? I have a Stanley and the walls of the socket make it too wide to fit all the way down....
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Old 02-27-2015, 09:25 AM #11
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Any specific brand of socket that is thin enough? I have a Stanley and the walls of the socket make it too wide to fit all the way down....
You'd probably want a socket with 1/4in drive or use a nut driver of fixed size.
The particular one shown here is a Craftsman w/ 1/4in drive.
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Why are the pictures gone and the PDF manual no longer up? I would like to review these.
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Old 11-30-2015, 09:35 AM #13
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Why are the pictures gone and the PDF manual no longer up? I would like to review these.
Sorry about that. Our server went down. We are working on getting it back up and running ASAP.
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Old 12-03-2015, 12:58 AM #14
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Where can we purchase the main seal/regulator cap?

My velocity decreases during rapid fire, same tank on my Luxe doesnt produce the issue, Thanks.
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Where can we purchase the main seal/regulator cap?

My velocity decreases during rapid fire, same tank on my Luxe doesnt produce the issue, Thanks.
I am having the same issue. I messaged paintballsolutions they won't send them. You have to send the marker in. I just posted the same thing in the ask Jamie thread.
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Old 12-03-2015, 08:17 PM #16
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I am having the same issue. I messaged paintballsolutions they won't send them. You have to send the marker in. I just posted the same thing in the ask Jamie thread.
Wonderful... guess I'm going to get it fixed and sell the marker off and shun anything empire makes for the rest of my life... zzz
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Old 12-04-2015, 09:24 AM #17
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Guys,
I am personally working on getting this old policy we have changed so we can send you parts. In the past we would not let people service their regulators because it was hard and a amateur user may damage their equipment. We have made it easier to service now but getting the policy changed is proving to be more difficult than expected.
If I had the parts I would send them myself but I don't so i apologize.

On a side note please use the Ask Jamie thread for any questions so we don't clutter this sticky.
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