Upgrades for your G3/SE G3
Advanced Paintball Electronics
Regulator and ASA:
Too many to list.
Best board settings
g3 with Tech engine:
dwell: 8-10 ms
ABS: 2-3 ms
Lately I have been seeing a lot of threads on pbnation about their g3ís having issues or people breaking them. People that visit the DP forum for help are too lazy to LOOK for the answers, instead post up and hope someone will respond and tell them how to fix it.Throughout this thread I will go through how to fix problems that may occur with your marker. I will also end it with how to take apart, and maintain your marker properly. Follow my ways and you will have a good shooting marker.
Ok guys, first off, I am going to begin with issues with marker and how to fix them. Also note that I will not be going through every single problem you may have, just ones that are most common issues I see people posting about. If there is by chance a problem you have with your marker and think it would be appropriate for me to make a post of, feel free to private message me.
-Since it is the winter time, I have seen most common issue to be bolt stick. I would recommend the first thing to do when you are having bolt stick is depending on what lubrication you are already using; I would try a thinner lubrication. If you have dow 33 on your bolt already I would put a few drops of oil type lube like gold cup and mix it with the lube on it already. This will thin out the dow 33 you have on it.
-Another thing you should be doing when the weather begins to chance is adjust your dwell and ABS on the marker. When it gets colder out I would raise them to prevent bolt stick from happening.
-Too much lubrication can lead to bolt stick. You do not need much for the G3.
-There has been cases where a dying battery has been the culprate as to bolt stick. You always wanna try and have a good battery in your marker.
-There is an o-ring on the back cap stem that could using replacing if you have tried the steps above.
G3 Leaking down the barrel
Letís say, you air up your gun, and you hear a leak down the barrel. Donít panic, if you have your loader already on, take off and put your ear over your feedneck to confirm that it is coming from where the bolt it. If so, degas your marker, let all pressure out. First thing I would recommend doing is taking your bolt out by removing the back cap. Look at the bolt; see if there are any messed up looking o rings, basically to see if there is an obvious broken o ring. If not, take a rag, or some sort of cloth to remove all of the old lubrication that you have previously have used. Now, pull out the lube that you prefer to use. I have been using sleek lube on all of my dangerous power markers. If you have any other that you prefer, by all means they all do the same thing in the end. Now start to put on a new layer of lubrication. On pbnation I have noticed people say that you should ONLY put enough to make the bolt move back and forth in the chamber no problem. Do not cake that **** on their, reason for that is because when you put it in, after shooting it, all the excess lube goes into the chamber and covers your eyes causing you to have eye malfunction. Anyway, after you have lubed the bolt. Put it back in, put the back cap back on and screw it in. what I usually do at this point is turn gun on, turn eyes off. Air up tank and shoot couple of shots. If your leak is gone, there ya goÖ if not, heres the next thing to do. Degas marker, take bolt back out. Start replacing o rings one by one. Most common one I have had that causes leak down the barrel is this o ring on the back cap. I would replace it, put some lubrication on, and close up the marker. And that should be it.
Solenoid not clicking
Letís say you turn your gun on, and turn eyes off and you begin to shoot. Solenoid isnít clicking. You see the blinking light responding to each shot you take but solenoid isnít clicking. First thing I would do is open up the grips where the battery is located. I would replace the battery with a new battery. Not battery chilling in your room, new battery that came from a store recently. After you install the battery and it is still not clicking, look for the solenoid wire which it says on the board which connector is for the solenoid. if you are unsure of which one it is, just match up the wires to where they go. Disconnect it, reconnect it and make sure it is connected completely. After that try and see, if that worked then your good to go. If not your wiring on the solenoid may have gone bad which at that point I would recommend contacting dangerous power.
Eyes not reading your shots
If for say your eyes are not reading your shots when you pull the trigger there are a couple of things you can do. First thing I would do is have the grips open I would check out the trigger, thereís a piece on the trigger that is what the optical sensor on the stock board reads in order to shoot. if for some reason that fang on the trigger is broken off you will need to replace the trigger. The regular g3 comes with a optical sensor also. If everything seems to be in order and nothing is blocking the sensor you can close up the grips and try adjusting the travel distance on the trigger to the sensor. Continue till it begins to read it this may take a bit. If this doesnt then or the sensor simply isnt getting the reflection it needs. If thats the case, wrap a bit of tin foil around the trigger "fang" and try again.
G3 being an air hog
Is your g3 becoming an air hog? If so heres a few things you are able to do to fix the situation. First thing is I would lower your dwell. I currently have my dwell at 9ms. Stock settings I believe is 14. After doing that you should service your regulator. It may have been about time you do this. Now the g3 regulator is very easy to service so here we go. Start by taking regulator off the g3. On the top part, you are able to fit a large allen wrench in there, do that. Hold on to the bottom of the regulator with the other fitting and twist counter clockwise to break it loose. Once you do so continue to take the top of the regulator off. Put that to the side, now take the regulator and hold it upside down. Tap it against a hard surface, not smash it. This should loosen up the parts on the inside. Once you do that there is a stack of shims inside. This is the important part of the regulator. At this point I would clean off these shims one by one. Please, do not mess up the order they are in. there is a picture of how the shims are supposed to be stacked on your manual in case you mess up the order. After you clean them wipe off old lubrication. Replace it with new layer of lube. I use dow 33. After you are done doing this, carefully put back into the regulator and close it back up with the top piece. Those are the two main things that you can do to help fix your air hog issue. You could also consider getting aftermarket parts if you are unhappy with the shots per tank you are getting.
G3 is shooting inaccurate
-Check the paintballs you are shooting. Are there dimples? Are they soft and crappy? Always shoot high quality paintballs if you want to have the best accuracy.
-Replacing the stock barrel with an aftermarket barrel/ barrel kit could also help with accuracy. At this point it is personal preference. I would however recommend getting somr sort of barrel kit so you can best match your paintball bore size for optimum accuracy and consistency.
Need to find out what o-ring you need?http://www.pbnation.com/showthread.php?t=3457991
For any other issues you feel is necessary to have here please let me know and I will make sure to post it.