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Old 06-30-2007, 11:10 PM #64
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i just got my alien and im not sure if there is a leak coming from the reg adapter or the allen screw under the lpr, and i checked and its not coming from the lpr
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Old 07-01-2007, 12:29 AM #65
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i just got my alien and im not sure if there is a leak coming from the reg adapter or the allen screw under the lpr, and i checked and its not coming from the lpr
Assuming you are talking about a Remains, there is also a small set screw under the vert ASA that the HPR screws into. Either one of those set screws could develop a leak. They did on mine. Use a little soapy water or spit on them to see if escaping air causes bubbles. I sealed them up with blue loctite. If that's not it, try replacing the vert ASA .013 o-ring and position the ASA according to the manual when you tighten it back down.
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Old 07-02-2007, 08:42 PM #66
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ok i have an 06 ceptor, i just got a new cup seal and valve pin and spring and i put them in and the gun is just cycling now. it wont shoot. every thing is stock and i tried putting a new battery in and reseting my regs and cleaning my regs. still wont fire a shot...what do i do?
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Old 07-03-2007, 09:30 AM #67
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the gun is just cycling now. it wont shoot.
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I'm not sure what you mean when you describe this...can you be alittle bit more descriptive? If its cycling then that means it's shooting something. Are you meaning it's not shooting very powerful?
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Old 07-03-2007, 09:54 AM #68
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Is it cycling half way but bouncing off the valve, failing to send air through the bolt to the ball? Lube the ram shaft. What is your dwell set to? It should be at least 8 ms, but turning it up could help. LPR should be between 75 and 105 psi, turn it to the upper range if the other suggestions don't work.
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Old 07-03-2007, 12:16 PM #69
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ok ill try lubuing the ram shaft. the lpr is like 100-105 and the dwell is at like 13
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Old 07-03-2007, 12:49 PM #70
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That happened to me twice yesterday with my Remains (right before a leak started. used it the same day I got it back from alien....). I just cycled it ~100 shots until it would shoot normally.
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Old 07-03-2007, 01:03 PM #71
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Unfortunately the solution to this problem has never been fully documented here. We go down the list of:
1. Change battery.
2. Check ASA/HPA tank connection.
3. Up Dwell.
4. Clean, lube regs, try a different HPR.
5. Lube the ram shaft.
There has been speculation that it could be a valve positioning problem and so on. I've always suspected a failing or obstructed solenoid but I can't say for sure. Nobody wants to recommend that you replace an expensive item only to find out that didn't solve the problem. If someone out there has had this problem, where none of the "easy" fixes seem to work, and then found the solution they should post up the answer. Maybe RedAkuma can shed some light on this........

abr5, Ouch! That's not right and sounds like it's getting very frustrating. We were hoping that the problem would be resolved for you so that you could give us an answer to this perplexing problem.
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Old 07-03-2007, 01:17 PM #72
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My half cylcing just kinda went away.

Also. the velocity problem I had trouble with appeared to be a bad lpr bumper. One of the leaks was the solenoid screws getting loose. I relocktited them, so hopefully it will go away for good.
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Old 07-03-2007, 01:20 PM #73
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Old 07-03-2007, 02:48 PM #74
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well i also just got my gun back from alien, well it was three weeks ago but i was on vacation and i just got back to use it but i just tried to lube the ram shaft and it still is bouncing off the valve pin
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Old 07-03-2007, 06:06 PM #75
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just finished a tourney over the weekend, the ceptor06 was wonderful as usual EXCEPT this little 'incident' that baffles me...

changed to new batt a day before the tourney (tho the old one still 'ok'), the thing ran smoothly, during the chrono, the test shots after sock-off & then 'game on..!'.. was laning & running to my bunker then suddenly nothing came out... slided in my bunker only to find out the marker had turned off by itself.. had to call for the marshals in order to turn the marker on again...
it happened a few times... it's a waste of time since the opponent got the chance to advance halfway thru the snake while i was fumbling with it...
changed the batt again later on & it was ok..

my question is..
how do we know if the new batt won't act like an old retarded batt..? any way of checking it..?
would letting it on for long period of time without any activity effect it? there was a time that we had to wait quite a while for the technical crew to pump the bunkers, after got the marker chronoed...

other than that, the marker perform nicely as it should..

*finally got the replacement for that little solenoid-ram housing screw today.. been running with only 1 screw holding it all this while... phew..!
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Kekjagung sounds like your battery harness is bad

abr5......Alec the first leak when you aired the gun up was due to the valve spring and cup seal not being in place during transit they sometimes come lose thats why when you dry fire it it seals and stops leaking....
as it relates to low velocity that was because you installed a non factory bumper in the piston, and had your lpr set screw cranked all the way in and your dwell pressure cranked up. you gun has been professionally tuned DON' T mess with it.


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Old 07-04-2007, 03:49 AM #77
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batt harness eh..? ok, will have a friend of mine it check it all out... hope it's nothing major..

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Old 07-04-2007, 04:06 AM #78
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also are you insulating the batteries, because (correct me if i am wrong) the battery can touch the board causing a short and the board to turn its self off
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Old 07-04-2007, 09:35 AM #79
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Kekjagung sounds like your battery harness is bad

abr5......Alec the first leak when you aired the gun up was due to the valve spring and cup seal not being in place during transit they sometimes come lose thats why when you dry fire it it seals and stops leaking....
as it relates to low velocity that was because you installed a non factory bumper in the piston, and had your lpr set screw cranked all the way in and your dwell pressure cranked up. you gun has been professionally tuned DON' T mess with it.


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I did not put a nonfactory bumper into it, i didn't touch it. The lpr was the exact same as when I got it, except for maybe a bit of lube... The LPR was at flush when I was trying the velocity before, read my whole thread about it. The first leak was not a valve leak, I would've known if it was a valve leak. It was CLEARLY a solenoid thing. Airing it up while it was disassembled, I could feel it coming out from around the solenoid. Tighten the solenoid screws and it goes away for a bit. Locktite them and it goes away forever (I hope). I assume that it was just loosening up from the last time it was locktited. People always say how good Alien;s customer service is, but I have yet to see it. All I have seen so far is false accusations and high prices. Turning up an lpr, putting the dwell at 8, and replacing a bumper isn't a $50 charge. With Timmys and egos the lpr gets turned down before tuning so it can be set anyways. The reason the dwell was so high and the pressure was high is because that was the only way to possibly get it to an ok velocity.
And if you don't believe me with anything, I can get Silverbeast5000, crazykaboom, and dopey070 to come in here and verify that I did exactly as I posted.

Spangley Special- I believe it needs to be the contacts of the battery touching a metal part on the board to cause a short.
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Old 07-04-2007, 01:02 PM #80
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Old 07-10-2007, 06:06 PM #81
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Assuming you are talking about a Remains, there is also a small set screw under the vert ASA that the HPR screws into. Either one of those set screws could develop a leak. They did on mine. Use a little soapy water or spit on them to see if escaping air causes bubbles. I sealed them up with blue loctite. If that's not it, try replacing the vert ASA .013 o-ring and position the ASA according to the manual when you tighten it back down.
thanks for the help, got some hater in there and it fixed it all, i had three leaks one from the ver asa, one from the lpr and one from the ram, just lubed it and it fixed everything, cant wait to get it out onto the field
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Old 07-10-2007, 10:50 PM #82
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I did not put a nonfactory bumper into it,...
People always say how good Alien;s customer service is, but I have yet to see it. All I have seen so far is false accusations and high prices.
It's been awhile but anyone who knows Alien knows I will do about anything to make someones gun right...but don't attack Alien guns or I will say something.

First the seal was gone - gone and someone took some kind of glue and put it in the LPR piston to try to seal the gun! I know paintball is expensive and paying for shipping and repairs cuts into the paint you can buy, understood, but I will gladly send out a seal and that only costs me an envelope and a stamp.
High prices? Yes, as you said all it needed was to set the dwell, turn up the LPR and replace the LPR piston. It says on the site that our minimum fee is $75 - that includes return shipping. At $50 we gave you a discount and you said Thank You. I think that's where it should have been left. Besides, repairs are not profitable for us. We do it to keep players happy. $10 for the shipping so what would be reasonble for a bench fee and a new piston? $30??? Overchage was $10?

Again this is the problem with doing this on a forum - I have 600 guns out there and maybe 15 have had to be sent in twice but half of them have found their way to PBNation.

Aliens are good solid guns but everything mechanical will break sometimes. So yes we do have legitimate repairs, and then are the ones that are caused by the curious players - nicked cup sel valves - and I have had more than one gun sent back with the cup seal valve turned around. Usually the player says straight up 'I took it apart', every once in awhile they say "I didn't do anything" doesn't matter, I take care of them both but I do respect the guy who is straight with me.

Just because I have a company doesn't mean I'm richer than Batman. I sell excellent guns at great prices and I feel I am more than willing to be fair. But if someone thinks I'm overcharging then say something - to me!
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i have had nothing but help in the journey of my team mates remains. and i hate to break it to you but no one, and i mean NO ONE is richer than Batman.

The value of the batcave alone is more than bill gates's private island. Sorry huge bat-fan here.

But seriously the customer service is great and the fact that Jack is on the forums to begin says alot about the dedication to the product he makes.
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Old 07-11-2007, 12:36 AM #84
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Jack and I had our descrepancies(sp?), but i have to agree with berger, i have had nothing but good experiences with customer service. now all i need is for parts to be more readily available
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