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Old 04-30-2009, 01:14 PM #1
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How to change the Ego9 Solenoid Barb - a complete guide!

The well publicized "Ego9 Rammer Bumper o-ring shredding issues" are at an end thanks to the introduction of the new Ego9/SL94 Solenoid Barb, an optimized flow solenoid barb for the Ego9/SL94 Solenoid Assembly that optimizes air flow through the solenoid, and consequently prolongs the life of the rammer bumper o-ring whilst increasing the consistency and reliability of the marker.

The new barb is available to ALL Ego9 owners, and even if you are not experiencing any rammer bumper o-ring damage, we would encourage you to obtain one as soon as possible to further enhance the performance of your Ego9 marker.

All SL94’s already come with the new barb pre-installed.

All customers MUST have already registered their Ego9 prior to requesting the new barb and hose! If you have not already registered your marker then please do so here: http://www.planeteclipse.com/site/wa...gistration.asp

The barbs are in stock now in both our Rhode Island and Manchester Service Centers so as such customers should use the following methods to obtain their new barb and hose from Tuesday 5th May onwards:

US:
Gerry Bates at our Rhode Island office on either (401) 2479061 or gerry.b@planeteclipse.com

Rest of World:
Nicky T at our Manchester office on either (016) 8725572 or nick.t@planeteclipse.com

When contacting either Gerry or myself, please specify the following information so that we can check your warranty registration and send you the parts you require asap:
- Your FULL name
- Your FULL postal address
- The Serial number of your Ego9
- The colour of your Ego9


Having installed the new barb onto your Ego9, we recommend that you follow the guidelines in the “Ego9 – Ultimate Dwell Setting Thread” (http://www.pbnation.com/showthread.php?t=3051249) to minimize rammer bumper wear even further.

Here is our recommended guide on how to install the new Barb (and hose) when you receive them:

Step 1:
1. Cut the low pressure hose on the Ego9 and remove the Torpedo from the marker body and unscrew the solenoid assembly from the marker body:


Step 2:
2. Using a small flat headed screw-driver remove the barb retaining clip from the manifold:



Step 3:
3. Remove the old barb and hosing making sure that the filter is still inside the manifold body:


Step 4:
4. Making sure that you have a new barb:


Step 5:
5. Take the new barb and hose and push it into the manifold:


Step 6:
6. Pressing the barb firmly into the manifold, place the clip in the designated slot and use a pair of pliers to secure the clip in place:


Step 7:

7. Using Eclipse Grease, lightly lubricate the outside of the end of the hose that is not attached to the barb and push it through the body so that it protrudes from the torpedo hole:



Step 8:
8. Join the torpedo and the hose so that ONLY half of the barbed portion of the torpedo is covered by the hose (as shown below):


Step 9:
9. Using a 3/32” hex key screw the torpedo into the body, whilst gently pulling on the low pressure hose at the same time:


Step 10:
10. When the torpedo is nearly screwed all of the way into the body, let go of the low pressure hose and check that the solenoid assembly rotates as you continue to screw the torpedo the remainder of the way in:


Step 11:
11. Using Eclipse Grease, lightly coat the solenoid gasket so that the solenoid assembly is ready to be attached to the marker body:


Step 12:
12. Using a 5/64” hex key attach the solenoid assembly to the marker body using the two solenoid retaining screws (labelled A+B) to finish installing the new barb:


Larger images can be viewed here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/planeteclipsetech/show/
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Old 04-30-2009, 03:32 PM #2
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Looks great Nicky! I performed this swap, it was easy to install the new solenoid barb and it worked like a charm. I no longer have o-ring shredding issues in my '09 Ego.
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Old 04-30-2009, 09:50 PM #3
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This is a company who cares. Who fixes issues with the current marker and does not wait for next year. No other company compares. Very well done Nicky.
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Old 05-01-2009, 02:00 PM #4
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so when can we call and get these, may 5th?
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Old 05-01-2009, 02:08 PM #5
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so when can we call and get these, may 5th?
You are joking right?

I thought that the "from the Tuesday 5th May" part might have given it away

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Old 05-01-2009, 02:18 PM #6
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The barbs are in stock now in both our Rhode Island and Manchester Service Centers so as such customers should use the following methods to obtain their new barb and hose from Tuesday 5th May onwards:
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Looks great Nicky! I performed this swap, it was easy to install the new solenoid barb and it worked like a charm. I no longer have o-ring shredding issues in my '09 Ego.
created a little confusion, but Im guessing cause of Mao its delayed til next week.
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Old 05-01-2009, 02:27 PM #7
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You guessed right - reading the info in official Eclipse threads usually gives you the straightest answers rather than taking info from other threads and trying to make head or tail of it
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Old 05-02-2009, 09:40 PM #8
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this was all my idea......
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Old 05-02-2009, 10:44 PM #9
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this was all my idea......
lol, of course it was. explain to me your ideas that came up with this one tomorrow.

so the solution to the rammer moving too fast is to lower flow rate so it cant hit the bumper oring as hard and shred it? personally i just lowered the pressure and dwell till the rammer was opening the poppet just enough to get fps, as youre supposed to tune a gun like.

also, whats the ID of the hosing used on 09s?
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to explain , i simply observed the way a terradactyl spreads its wings. thats how i came up with the barbs, with a lil help from barb'era (0)(0)

and the id of the hose sure isnt schedual 40 thats for sure.
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Old 05-04-2009, 06:25 PM #12
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How long does the delivery takes?
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Old 05-05-2009, 06:27 AM #13
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I hope not to long cause I am only one state away. It's not the shipping I am worried about it how far down the list to get it. I hope soon
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I wanted to note that in a previous discussion for Step 12 that the screws should not be cranked down on the solenoid as tight as possible just hand tightened gently for a good seal.
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Old 05-06-2009, 05:20 AM #17
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I hope not to long cause I am only one state away. It's not the shipping I am worried about it how far down the list to get it. I hope soon
If you are in the US then calling Gerry on (401) 2479061 will ensure that your new barb and hosing is sent out in a very timely manner.

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If you are in the US then calling Gerry on (401) 2479061 will ensure that your new barb and hosing is sent out in a very timely manner.

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Heheh I'm in Europe (Spain), so.... don't know
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Will this barb be pre-installed in the new Ego9's from the factory? Say if I were to buy an Ego9 in the next month or two would the barb be pre-installed?
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Old 05-07-2009, 05:47 AM #21
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Heheh I'm in Europe (Spain), so.... don't know
I'm shipping barbs to all of the European customers that have requested them today.

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