Originally Posted by xluben
Have you tried running the LPR at flush? How do you know the HPR is set properly? Have you tried adjusting it?
Also, have you put in a brand new, name brand battery?
I'll try running the LPR at a lower setting -- the HPR is definitely not set properly, that's for sure. I have it set at 2 1/2 turns from its lowest (off) setting, just to give the marker a sufficient amount of air to judge it's function. As far as the battery goes, I have a brand new Duracell 9volt in there. I've tried multiple new Duracell's with no change in performance, all full battery life levels
Originally Posted by Jkpz28
If I remember right I think the old star regs where close to the correct pressure at 3 turns in from all the way out. Plus do you have the correct amount of shims for the shim stack on the piston in the HPR? Is the black cup seal on top of the piston in the HPR still there? Did you screw the asa knob all the way in? Some times this would be too far and choak the air from flowing into the reg.
The stock HPR seems to be that of a stock Ego5 -- I'm think the internals may be the same or similar to the Star. As far as I know, the HPR is working fine with the correct amount of shims. Just to make sure, I will completely strip the HPR to possibly eliminate it as a [problem]. I've tried having the ASA partially turned in and turned in fully; it's an Eclipse OOPS. Still no performance gain or change,
Originally Posted by coyut
Also be sure the QEV's are not broken, not clogged, and they are locked with loctite so there's no air leak.
I will try checking the QEV's -- hopefully I won't ruin the diaphragms in the process
I will try to examine and eliminate any of the possibilities listed above. I do thank you for your responses and I will post up any updates,
Okay, I've got a few things to add in. I have tried all of the above suggestions -- completely stripped apart the HPR, lowered the LPR, checked the QEV's, and scoured the entire Rammer assembly; everything seems to be in cosmetic and in working order. In so, nothing is wrong with the mechanical aspects of the Ego. Now, to further support that claim, I've mounted on the solenoid and eye assembly onto my Virtue Ego5...the same problem occurs. The bolt cycles, but does actuate forward enough to activate the valve stem. I've, from what I am able to see, have narrowed the problem to the eyes and the solenoid. My gut tells me it's the solenoid that's the issue, but my head tells me it has something to do with the eyes. I've read somewhere that Ego5 and Ego6 eyes are not compatible? They look strikingly similar, which is strange...the eyes I currently have came stock on my Ego5 and put on my Nexus. Now the Nexus probably has 06 style software? I am not entirely sure, making this completely speculation..
Here's what the eyes are reading:
-Turn Ego On, With Bolt In Forward Position: (-) / (+)
-Turn Ego On, With Bolt In Backward Position: ( )
-Fire Ego; While Bolt In Backward Position: [ ]
-Degas, Leaving Ego On; While Bolt In Forward Position: [-] / [+]
-Turn Ego Eyes Off: (
Now from what the manual says, with the indications of: "(+)/(-), (), ("; these show the eyes are working properly but they are either on or off. Conversely, with the indications of: "[, [+]/[-], "; these show that there are faults with the eyes. Is there any validity from this to the instance of my issue?
I took the Nexus to the shop today and they were able to fix it. A service of $15 and a bag of paint later...ended up being $27 total to get a relatively simple problem to get fixed. The dwell and other settings needed to be [tweaked] in addition to both regulators, i.e., LPR & HPR. Odd string of events that's for sure. Any how, I do thank you for all of your suggestions nonetheless. Take care every one,