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Old 12-13-2014, 02:44 PM #1
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Etek 3 Rammer housing maintenance

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Today I got bored and took my Etek 3 apart. I took the rammer housing out and wanted to relube the orings. There was grease on the orings and the manual says that i should use oil so I wiped it clean and used oil (I've got the gun of a guy from my team and he never did anything ealse than cleaning bolt and rammer). I've connected air and the gun was leaking hard. I've cleaned it again and used PE grease - leaking stoped. The gun now works great. Just thinking if there's a mistake in the manual or I've done something wrong .

P.S. Sorry for my english but I don't use it as frequent as I would want to.
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Old 12-15-2014, 04:37 PM #2
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I would stick with the grease on the rammer housing. Sometimes orings can vary quite a bit so the thicker grease just helps seal things up a bit better on orings that may be a bit out of whack. It will also last a lot longer. You don't really need to do any serive on the rammer housing in general. If it's fine, leave it alone. Just put oil on the rammer each day of play and you'll be fine.
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Old 12-15-2014, 09:27 PM #3
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Hi,

Today I got bored and took my Etek 3 apart. I took the rammer housing out and wanted to relube the orings. There was grease on the orings and the manual says that i should use oil so I wiped it clean and used oil (I've got the gun of a guy from my team and he never did anything ealse than cleaning bolt and rammer). I've connected air and the gun was leaking hard. I've cleaned it again and used PE grease - leaking stoped. The gun now works great. Just thinking if there's a mistake in the manual or I've done something wrong .

P.S. Sorry for my english but I don't use it as frequent as I would want to.
Can't comment on the technical aspect of your question, but I can assure you that your English is better than that of most native speakers on here.

Good for you.
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Old 12-16-2014, 04:44 AM #4
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Hi owz,

Just to repeat Mstrkey slightly, you can use oil or grease on the rammer housing. However please only use oil on the rammer itself.

I think you may have been unlucky with your leak, when reassembling the Rammer Housing for the first time it's possible that you caught the valve spring and bent it, which would cause your exhaust valve to remain open and leak.

Upon reassembling again this time with grease, you managed to miss the spring and fit it correctly, causing it to not leak

If you do ever reassemble and it leaks, shooting one shot will normally correct the bent springs position and stop the leak, leaving you good to go

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Old 12-16-2014, 07:05 AM #5
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Thanks for all the responses

Tom O: that's probably the case with the valve spring . And I always use only oil on the rammer .
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