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Old 08-25-2008, 06:31 PM #1
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SLG problems

ok so i recently bought an slg but it breaks constantly and i wanted to know if rechanging parts with newer upgrades would help it sotp breaking
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Old 08-25-2008, 06:56 PM #2
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well there is a reason that it is breaking on you and first you need to determine why... you can stick all the upgrades in the world on it and it will most likely just lead to more problems...

what is it doing... how often do you clean and lube everything? my son has a slg and it hardly ever has a problem that a good cleaning and some lube wont fix...

there really isnt that many upgrades available so i would focus more on keeping your baby running smooth.. tell us what is going on and we can try to help...

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Old 08-25-2008, 08:20 PM #3
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ok try this.
~disconnect the air.
~turn on the gun.
~put a ball in the feedneck and see if the eyes detect the ball.
~The light should turn green if they do.
~Then tilt the marker like you are pointing the gun up toward the sky.
~Now look to see if the marker is still detecting that there is a ball in the breech.

If it is not detecting the ball when pointing toward the sky(the light will turn red) then you have one of the 1st batch of SLG's produced that have a defective bolt. Call DYE customer service and explain to them that you have a defective bolt that causes "rollback and breaks." They will then get you to send the bolt in and exchange it for a bolt that is the correct size.

If it isn't the bolt....then you should check to make sure your battery is new and check to see if you have defective ball detents. You can check the detents by putting your finger in the feedneck and feel if your detents are sticking out like they should. If they are defective...call dye and they should set you straight with some new spring detents. Or you can buy some upgrade detents.
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Old 08-26-2008, 12:44 PM #4
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Can you define "Breaking"? Is it leaking? Is it not dry firing? Does it not power on? C'mon man, help us help you...
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Old 08-26-2008, 01:19 PM #5
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it CONSTANTLY leaks i would change the orings and relube and then it would work fine for a good 2 hours then it will just progressively start to leak chop and chop paint like crazy
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Old 08-26-2008, 03:35 PM #6
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have you determined if you have the short bolt that came out on early slg's.. this might account for the chopping as it causes roll back...

as far as the leaks do you possibly have your velocity too high? how fast are you shooting over the chrono? and what lube are using? is it the slick lube that came with your gun? if so then you should be ok....

let us know...
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Old 08-26-2008, 07:38 PM #7
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it CONSTANTLY leaks i would change the orings and relube and then it would work fine for a good 2 hours then it will just progressively start to leak chop and chop paint like crazy
Your plunger must be coming loose.
Remove the back cap and chef if your plunger is properly tightened to the back cap.
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Old 08-26-2008, 11:52 PM #8
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ok try this.
~disconnect the air.
~turn on the gun.
~put a ball in the feedneck and see if the eyes detect the ball.
~The light should turn green if they do.
~Then tilt the marker like you are pointing the gun up toward the sky.
~Now look to see if the marker is still detecting that there is a ball in the breech.

If it is not detecting the ball when pointing toward the sky(the light will turn red) then you have one of the 1st batch of SLG's produced that have a defective bolt. Call DYE customer service and explain to them that you have a defective bolt that causes "rollback and breaks." They will then get you to send the bolt in and exchange it for a bolt that is the correct size.

If it isn't the bolt....then you should check to make sure your battery is new and check to see if you have defective ball detents. You can check the detents by putting your finger in the feedneck and feel if your detents are sticking out like they should. If they are defective...call dye and they should set you straight with some new spring detents. Or you can buy some upgrade detents.
with this quote I would like to disagree with you on how to see if you have a roll back issue with a SLG.

You started by saying "disconnect the air" INCORRECT. You want the marker ot be aired up when checking for this problem. With any SLG the bolt sits further back in the breach when no air is in the marker. Once aired up the bolt will move into the resting position. Then do the test. Also do this with a few paintballs in the breach and use your hand to hold the paintballs as if it was a stack from your loader. I get many calls a day about this situation on the fact that the marker is not aired up when the test is done.
Just a second note. The bolts were not to short. The length was corerct but the bolt face was cut to large. So the ball would roll into the bolt itself.
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Old 08-27-2008, 12:33 AM #9
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thanks for the correction!
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Old 08-27-2008, 12:55 PM #10
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it doesnt have rollback.. what is this short bolt business? why would the bolt be shorter then it has to be?
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Old 08-27-2008, 02:54 PM #11
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Just a second note. The bolts were not to short. The length was corerct but the bolt face was cut to large. So the ball would roll into the bolt itself.
well.. on early slg's there was a common problem where some people experience roll back of the ball in the breech and the ball would roll back past the eyes so they would not detect the ball and another ball would fall into the stack and when the marker fired it would chop... it was commonly thought that was because the bolt was machined too short but the dye gods have spoken and we now know the issue was the front face of the bolt being too large allowing the ball to roll back and recess in the bolt farther than it should have..

this issue should be corrected on any slgs on the shelves now..
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Old 08-27-2008, 06:53 PM #12
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so your telling me to send the slg back to dye and get a new bolt?
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