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Old 03-07-2010, 11:00 AM #1
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Tippmann A5 Trouble Please Help

Hello all,

I am having trouble with my A5.

Problem:
The marker will function fine after I screw in the co2 tank and does not start acting up until I have fired around 200-250 shots. After that the gun will begin to chop balls badly, like five in a row and it will also spring a leak that sounds like it is coming from were the ASA enters the gun.

Also, I don't know if this would have anything to do with this but the gun also begins to get really cold around the Swivel Elbow Banjo (the part that screws into the gun) and also around the ASA.

What I have tried:
I have tried switching co2 tanks to new full ones.
I have changed the Valve seal completely.
I have changed the Gas through ASA.
I have changed the Tombstone adapter.

Please Help

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Old 03-07-2010, 08:08 PM #2
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You'd probably get more informative help if you posted this in the Tippmann forum.

Please clarify for me, you say it starts fine with a full tank, and starts to malfunction after a couple hundred shots. Then you said you tried switching to a new full tank. Does that not correct the problem? Or does switching to a full tank again give you a couple hundred shots before it malfunctions?

Also, please post a little more information about your setup. Do you have any upgrades, accessories, or modifications to your A-5? What size tank are you using? Are you using the stock ASA or an upgrade one?

Oh, and, by the way, the gun getting cold is a perfectly normal occurrence, especially when using CO2. It is a simple matter of physics. Because the gas in your tank is compressed, as you fire it undergoes expansion. This expanding gas sucks up energy, or heat, from everything around it. Most parts of your marker and CO2 tank will get chilled as you use it. It is important to monitor this if you play in extreme cold, fire a lot of CO2, or fire at very high rates of fire; the expanding CO2 can actually freeze, and destroy, o-rings and seals inside your marker.
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Old 03-07-2010, 11:44 PM #3
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You'd probably get more informative help if you posted this in the Tippmann forum.

Please clarify for me, you say it starts fine with a full tank, and starts to malfunction after a couple hundred shots. Then you said you tried switching to a new full tank. Does that not correct the problem? Or does switching to a full tank again give you a couple hundred shots before it malfunctions?

Also, please post a little more information about your setup. Do you have any upgrades, accessories, or modifications to your A-5? What size tank are you using? Are you using the stock ASA or an upgrade one?

Oh, and, by the way, the gun getting cold is a perfectly normal occurrence, especially when using CO2. It is a simple matter of physics. Because the gas in your tank is compressed, as you fire it undergoes expansion. This expanding gas sucks up energy, or heat, from everything around it. Most parts of your marker and CO2 tank will get chilled as you use it. It is important to monitor this if you play in extreme cold, fire a lot of CO2, or fire at very high rates of fire; the expanding CO2 can actually freeze, and destroy, o-rings and seals inside your marker.
Thank you for your VERY informed input.

When I change tanks I will get another 200-250 shots and then the chopping and leaking will begin again.

The only upgrades I have are a metel power tube and a new valve seal. Both of these were purchased off of ebay.

I have a Spec Ops mp5 forgrip and SAW stock.

I am using a stock ASA and have tried replacing it with another stock ASA wtih no success.

The tanks I am using are a JT 24 ounce and a 20 ounce spyder. (both are co2)

Thanks
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Old 03-07-2010, 11:56 PM #4
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could this possibly be a problem with the cyclone?

try dryfiring and see if you get roughly the same amount of shots or more
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Old 03-08-2010, 12:27 AM #5
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The cyclone works well when I take it off and test it on my other A5. It does not chop at all.

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Old 03-08-2010, 10:44 AM #6
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Try taking the upgrades off and see if it still happens.
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Old 11-08-2013, 11:55 PM #7
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I bet your problem is the CO2, since it makes the gun cold, it may make the hopper cold enough to chop paint. Check inside the cyclone hopper, mine will chop anything when it gets under 60 degrees F. But it chops inside the hopper, at the paddles. I dont know about the leak though.
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Old 11-09-2013, 04:05 PM #8
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Use a remote line. It will help to warm up the co-2 before entering the gun.

Should solve your problems, leaks, chops and all.
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Old 11-09-2013, 10:09 PM #9
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You can also try having anti-syphon tubes installed in your tanks. It won't help as much as the remote line unless you play prone (laying down) a lot. It sounds to me like the pressure drop and temperature drop are causing less than ideal operation in the system.
Does the white puff of gas out of the muzzle intensify as well?

If you can find someone with an HPA tank who will let you borrow it try that and see if the problem persists.
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Old 11-10-2013, 03:31 PM #10
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At our store we have had many problems similar to this with the after market metal power tubes. It sounds like this is the problem you are having.

I am also moving this to the Tippmann forum to see if they can be of more help if this does not resolve your issue.

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Old 11-11-2013, 02:55 PM #11
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Hey Eric haven't heard from you in a Long time! Just picked up an a5 but still use the pro carbine. Good to see ya still around. Hope I don't run Ito any problems like this with the a5
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