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Old 05-03-2008, 06:34 PM #1
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Leak through barrel???

I recieved my Etek the other day and I noticed a leak through minor leak through my barrel. I replaced all the o-rings on the hammer like the manual said if you have that issue. But the problem is still happening. Any suggestions?
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Old 05-03-2008, 06:58 PM #2
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oil rammer maybe?
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Old 05-03-2008, 06:59 PM #3
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If the leak is coming from the tiny hole inside of the firing chamber then it could be that the face of the rammer housing is damaged or the valve pin is damaged. I have this type of leak but I just leave it alone since it's not causing any problems...
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Old 05-03-2008, 07:04 PM #4
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I oiled the rammer and yes I do believe its coming from the tiny hole inside the firing chamber.
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Old 05-03-2008, 07:07 PM #5
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try covering the hole with your finger and if it stops then you've found your leak
Question: Is your etek new or used???
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Old 05-03-2008, 07:19 PM #6
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sorry to ask but what do you mean firing chamber? cuz i have a very small leak also but think its cuz of rammer o-rings. i want to try putting my finger in firing chamber to see if maybe that is the prob with mine, but not sure.

*damn i must sound dumb for asking that*
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Old 05-03-2008, 08:01 PM #7
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Alright the gun is basically new.
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Old 05-03-2008, 11:25 PM #8
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sorry to ask but what do you mean firing chamber? cuz i have a very small leak also but think its cuz of rammer o-rings. i want to try putting my finger in firing chamber to see if maybe that is the prob with mine, but not sure.

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Firing chamber is where the pballs fall into; stick your pinky finger in there, cover the tiny hole you see and you can find your leak that way. You can lube the o-rings on the lpr body also to see if that helps...

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Alright the gun is basically new.
If you usually leave your gun gassed up between matches there is going to be constant pressure behind the valve pin; causing it to press against the face of the rammer housing...
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Old 05-03-2008, 11:44 PM #9
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well i knew what the firing chamber was already than.
i was most confused on the tiny hole part.. what tiny hole?
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Old 05-04-2008, 01:00 AM #10
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well i knew what the firing chamber was already than.
i was most confused on the tiny hole part.. what tiny hole?
there's a small hole on the bottom of the upper tube that air travels through to push the ball forward when you fire the gun. It's probably a leak caused by your poppet/exhaust valve/cup seal/whatever the hell PE wants to call it. If it isn't there's probably an o ring on the rammer housing in front of where the air hole is on the body that needs a little lube or needs to be replaced.
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Old 05-04-2008, 04:09 AM #11
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Yeah I thought the same thing so I replaced all the o-rings on the hammer plus the exhaust valve.
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Old 05-04-2008, 10:41 AM #12
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I've also had the leak down the barrel that ended up being the front hose had a hole in it. try taking the frame off the gun and airing it up and move the hoses around to make sure they aren't leaking.
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Old 05-05-2008, 11:48 AM #13
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Issue fixed thanks for the help but it seemed like I needed to break in the gun a little more to seal the valve.
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