This thread contains lots of information about egos produced from 2005-2008 including the SL series. Don't be frightened to read and go make a thread, because the answer is more than likely here, just browse through until you find it. An easy way to locate your question is to press CTRL + F and it will bring up a search window, start typing something related to your issue and it will most likely find it. Post general EGO questions here and you will most likely get a quick response, if you have an in-depth issue, it will most likely be better off posted in its own thread. Thanks!
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Common EGO Questions
My EGO is worth...
There is already a thread for this, but many people fail to use it...here is a general breakdown of used EGO values at this current time:
05 EGO - $250-$350
06 EGO - $350-$450
Ego7 - $600-$700
Ego8 - $900-$1100
SL-66 - $500-$600
SL-74 - $950-$1250
All of those values depend upon upgrades, rarity, private label, and so on. Use the appraisal thread for a more in-depth/precise value.
Once again, there is a thread for this...Generally, the EGO is the better of the two markers, simply because it shoots well, it is very reliable, light weight, and gets the job done. Use the EGO Vs. thread to get an accurate comparison between guns, I try to post there often so people use it, but for now here are some EGO vs. EGOs.
05 VS 06 - The 05 and 06 models are nearly the same. The 05 in fact is slightly lighter. The 06 has new board software and obviously different milling. They will both shoot generally the same, and both great guns. In this situation I would go for the 05 simply because it is cheaper.
06 VS Ego7 - The ego7 for sure, it is a little more expensive, but is a complete upgrade from the 06. There is extensive milling on the 07 model, making it lighter and smaller than the 06 model. The board is new also, and it comes in a thinner frame which also is more comfortable. The ego7 is loaded with newer internals, a new HPR, and barrel (2 piece eclipse shaft). The cure bolt is also loaded stock into the Ego7. Once again, both markers will shoot great, but in this case the Ego7 will do better than the 06.
Ego7 VS Ego8 - Both are good guns, the 08 a little more expensive because it is newer. The Ego8 does resemble the SL-74, and does have quite a few advantages over the Ego7. It has a newly added QEV block, SL style trigger, HPR spring as opposed to the shim stack in the 07, high flow valve, zick rammer stock, new regulator pistons, more extensive milling (very ugly in my opinion), and a stepped valve chamber and valve guide. I would go with the 07, because I am cheap mainly, and it will perform my required 13.3 BPS just as well as the ego8, but if your looking to maximize performance, then go with the Ego8 for the above reasons.
Ego8 VS SL-74 - No, the Ego8 and SL-74 are NOT the same gun, the internals are still different, though very similar. The SL-74 has a different LPR, is even lighter than the Ego8 with more extensive milling (Which looks great opposed to the 08 haha), and a full eclipse shaft barrel kit. The SL will perform better than the 08, but is more expensive. If you have the choice, i'd go with the SL-74.
What are the best settings for my ego?
We don't know, each and every ego is different, nobody else's settings will work just as good for you as they do for them. If you must find somebody else's settings, try using the settings thread floating around this forum. To set your own ego. Read the manual and learn about how each setting affects your gun, and then you can set them accordingly and tune them to perfection. A chrono comes in handy when trying to set up your ego for maximum noise reduction, less kick, and most consistency. If you are clueless, just keep them stock.
My ears are bleeding because of my ego...
Some complain that their EGO is just too loud. Compared to a spool valve gun, it will sound much louder because it is a poppit valve gun. The noise a gun makes largely depends upon the barrel, so try different barrels until you can find one that makes your gun quiet...if this really matters. Also, a lower dwell will reduce the noise your ego makes, so lower it to the point where your gun is shooting, but is still consistent over the chrono. If it still bugs you, try purchasing a zick rammer kit for the 07 models and up. (It comes stock in the SL-74 and Ego8)
My EGO kicks too much...
To reduce the kick in your ego, you could purchase a lightweight rammer, such as a titanium rammer. This has given people issues though with breaking the valve stem, or even inconsistency. A free way to lower your kick, would also be to decrease the LPR pressure. Reset your regs and tune them to a point where your LPR is less but you are still getting consistency at a high enough FPS. Also try lowering your dwell.
How do I change the settings on my EGO?
If tournament lock is off, you turn the gun on, hold the power button until it asks to turn off all the way, then press up or down on the arrows, and you are in the settings menu. If you have tournament lock on, you can open the right grip panel, and hold the red button when turning on your EGO. To turn off the tournament lock, turn lock to 'off'.
How do I get stock settings on my EGO?
Simple, go to the settings menu in your board, find the presets, and load factory.
My eyes aren't reading anything...
1. Clean the eyes
2. Take them out/put back in correctly (to realign them)
3. Change battery
4. Check for a pinched wire/make sure it is plugged in all the way
5. Replace if broken/damaged
My ego won't shoot over XX BPS!!!
Are the eyes off? If your shooting with the eyes off the fastest it will go is 15. In order to shoot faster (with the eyes on), you have to change the ROF cap parameter in the settings menu. You can also set the ROF cap to 'off' to use an uncapped mode of fire. 05/06 EGOs do not shoot over 15 with the eyes on, but the Maniac board can.
How many of this type of EGO was produced?
You will probably get a rough estimate if you ask around here. Your best bet is to email PE to find out.
My EGO won't fully cycle/acting like training mode
Could be many things, try these suggestions:
1. Dirty/clogged QEV, clean it out/try again.
2. New/fresh high quality battery.
3. Broken QEV diaphragm
The diaphragm is the round black piece in your QEV, it should be in 1 piece, if it is in 2 it is broken. www.paintballshowcase.com
4. Your on/off could be depressing your tank pin too much, if you are turning it all the way in, back it out 1/4-1/2 of a turn, so air is still flowing into the gun, but is taking some pressure off the tank pin.
What do I use on the rammer/regs?
Rammer - Use a light coat of oil on the rammer and the o-rings, use something like 3 in 1, gold cup, or Planet Eclipse oil...
HPR - Use lube on the o-rings, and a VERY LIGHT coat of oil mentioned above on the shim stack. If you have a spring, it doesn't require oil.
LPR - Lube on the o-rings, any kind of dow 33 will work fine, hater sauce, or lurker, or other high quality gun greases will do fine.
LP or HP tank for my EGO?
Planet Eclipse recommends HP, because it is fail proof. I'd recommend using an HP tank because it will never fail you. Low pressure can cause drop off issues and may not always work. Even though it can work fine, which it has in many cases, there is a chance it won't. If you are stuck with an LP tank and it works, fine, but if it is causing problems, switch to HP ASAP.
I lost my manual/don't have it so I can't fix this myself...
You can find online manuals there.
How can I tune my EGO to perfection?
That thread should help.
My EGO is super inconsistent...
Check to make sure all 16 shims are there, you can purchase a missing one from www.paintballshowcase.com
If you have them all, replace rammer o-rings, they wear out easily.
My bolt is popping off the rammer when I shoot.
Take out the bolt, remove the bolt bin, and adjust the spring that pops out when the pin is removed so it will stay on the rammer.
My EGO is chopping paint...
1. Lower LPR pressure/reset regs
2. Lower dwell.
3. Invest in a cure bolt!
4. Up ball/empty setting.
5. Turn down speed settings on hopper.
6. Use bigger bore barrel.
7. Try paint from a different case. Could have gotten a bad batch.
What is the best barrel for my EGO
I’d stick with the stock, looks great on EGOs and is an eclipse product. If you want a barrel, I’d go with a Dye UL or deadlywinds.
Is my EGO an 05 or 06 XSV?
There is only difference between the 05 and 06 XSV EGO (Not the SL series), the detents. The 05 detents are shaped differently from the 06’s. The 06 detents look the the 07s, 08’s, and SL’s. The 05’s have a more circular form in the middle, with two oval projections going left and right.
Where can I find replacement parts for my EGO? (including CCU kits)
3. Planet Eclipse
I am just getting started on this thread, I will try and add questions frequently, but for now this is what I could think of.