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Old 01-30-2010, 04:14 PM #1
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Ion drops after a few shots...Can see on gauge where it slowly builds pressure back.

So yeah.. as stated in the title. I snagged an Ion for my Girlfriends step bro for a few bucks (75 with tank and loader w00t), and it shoots really rather nicely and everything works well, except for after a few shots the reg gauge starts to show lagggg. Im used to shockers myself, but have never had this specific problem before, although I have had drop off. any ideas? I'll also be check zdspb.com of course.
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Old 01-30-2010, 04:16 PM #2
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Change your battery to a brand new name brand battery. Also clean your reg.
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Old 01-30-2010, 04:57 PM #3
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battery new. tried to clean reg, need deep well socket... thanks. Let this thread sink. It'll be fixed easily now.
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Old 01-30-2010, 05:50 PM #4
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What ASA does the ion have? Stock duckbill? Make sure that the ASA is opening up the tanks reg all the way. There are only three possible problems here.

Bad tank regulator
Bad ASA
Regulator on marker needs a relubing/ rebuild/ or replacing.

A battery wont make a difference since there is nothing electronic about the gauge, but it's always good to have a fresh one.
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Old 02-01-2010, 07:59 AM #5
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thanks, it does have duck bill, and I figured that could be the problem... hmm
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14 mm deep well socket (remember threads are reversed)
Re-lube it

or if you want a real solution:

take your reg
hold it over the grand canyon
let go
go to the paintball store
point at a hyper 2 or 3, CP, macdev gladiator, 2 litre, or about anything else
say "ooh! ooh! ooh!"
pull money out of wallet
hand it to dude opposite of counter
take said regulator
screw onto gun
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Old 02-02-2010, 02:09 PM #7
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14 mm deep well socket (remember threads are reversed)
Re-lube it

or if you want a real solution:

take your reg
hold it over the grand canyon
let go
go to the paintball store
point at a hyper 2 or 3, CP, macdev gladiator, 2 litre, or about anything else
say "ooh! ooh! ooh!"
pull money out of wallet
hand it to dude opposite of counter
take said regulator
screw onto gun
smile
Lawl... I knew someone would say something to this affect. I've already told the owner of the marker something similar to this. thanks again.
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Old 02-02-2010, 10:38 PM #8
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I haven't had a problem with my Ion's stock reg in 5 yrs, i don't know what the big deal is.

Agreed about the reg clean/relube solution.

The stock gauge has been known to break, but the symptom for that is usually the needle sticks.
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Old 02-03-2010, 06:45 AM #9
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I haven't had a problem with my Ion's stock reg in 5 yrs, i don't know what the big deal is.

Agreed about the reg clean/relube solution.

The stock gauge has been known to break, but the symptom for that is usually the needle sticks.
They're decent regs, they're just a PITA to take care of compared to pretty much every other reg out there.
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They're decent regs, they're just a PITA to take care of compared to pretty much every other reg out there.
yes they seem decent enough, generally any SP reg is a good reg provided it's thoroughly taken care of. It's just that having to use a deep socket and all that is such a pain in the balls... I saw some guy selling his sft maxflo for 15 be he never got back to me... jerk.
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Old 02-03-2010, 11:50 AM #11
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I saw some guy selling his sft maxflo for 15 be he never got back to me... jerk.
going from the ion reg to a sft reg is a downgrade.
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Old 02-03-2010, 12:57 PM #12
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going from the ion reg to a sft reg is a downgrade.
I disagree, I've always had a good performance from the sft reg, mainly due to its ease of maintenance. The extra tool that is required for theion reg just gets in the way.
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I disagree, I've always had a good performance from the sft reg, mainly due to its ease of maintenance. The extra tool that is required for theion reg just gets in the way.
Is buying the sft reg cheaper than buy a deep socket?
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Old 02-04-2010, 08:52 AM #14
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Is buying the sft reg cheaper than buy a deep socket?
lol. its within reasonable range for 15 buck...
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