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Old 07-09-2013, 04:05 PM #22
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Sounds logical to me. Regulators are pretty finely tuned. If the cap comes loose and the guts move around, you will have problems.

At least you got it fixed!
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Old 12-22-2013, 05:23 PM #23
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Anymore resolution on this issue? My Proton just started leaking out of the regulator this weekend. I pulled out the regulator and all my o rings seemed fine. Gave the reg a decent lube and put a fresh battery in the marker. Still have the leak in the reg. When I fire and I have my finger over the reg adjustment screw I can feel the air coming out.

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Old 12-22-2013, 05:43 PM #24
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Anymore resolution on this issue? My Proton just started leaking out of the regulator this weekend. I pulled out the regulator and all my o rings seemed fine. Gave the reg a decent lube and put a fresh battery in the marker. Still have the leak in the reg. When I fire and I have my finger over the reg adjustment screw I can feel the air coming out.
Get a hold of Valken Winter and ask him for the updated velocity adjuster.

Otherwise, if you have a snap ring pliers you can get into it and put a thicker o-ring on the assembly or put some thick lube on there. They're not perfect fixes, but they'll get you back in the game.
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Old 12-23-2013, 11:20 AM #25
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A lil dow 55 in there might work well. Or just a tighter fitting oring if you have one.
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Old 12-23-2013, 11:21 AM #26
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Is it leaking out of the allen key hole? If it is, Ill send out a new seat. Thats usually the problem
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Old 12-28-2013, 02:06 AM #27
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Hello ValkenWinter. It is indeed leaking out of the Allen key hole. I disassembled it and lubed the orings like crazy and it slowed the leak. But if you put your ear to the grip you can still hear a leak coming from the allen key adjustment area. I'm beginning to think its been there from day one because my efficiency has never been what I expected. If you would like to send a new seat I'd love to have it.
Thanks for your help. I appreciate it a great deal.
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Old 12-30-2013, 08:28 AM #28
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Hello ValkenWinter. It is indeed leaking out of the Allen key hole. I disassembled it and lubed the orings like crazy and it slowed the leak. But if you put your ear to the grip you can still hear a leak coming from the allen key adjustment area. I'm beginning to think its been there from day one because my efficiency has never been what I expected. If you would like to send a new seat I'd love to have it.
Thanks for your help. I appreciate it a great deal.
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Old 01-04-2014, 11:02 AM #29
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Was trying to find the pm function when I realized that you can't pm until you have posted 5 times, lol. Thus far, including this post, I have posted three times. Can I send you an email? Otherwise I can just make some small talk until I hit the 5 post mark, lol.
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Old 01-04-2014, 11:05 AM #30
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Is the part you'll be sending an o-ring or some other part of the regulator? Will I need any special tools?
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Old 01-04-2014, 11:09 AM #31
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Just got an o ring pick set for Christmas. Oops, there's five posts.
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Old 01-04-2014, 11:58 AM #32
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Pm sent. Thanks again
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Old 01-05-2014, 02:36 AM #33
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Just got an o ring pick set for Christmas. Oops, there's five posts.
LOL nice.
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Old 01-10-2014, 01:57 AM #34
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I am having the same issue. Leak develops after shooting on full auto for about 5 mins. Put your finger over the regulator and that's where air is coming from. Not taken this marker apart yet. Took another Proton apart to powder coat but its 100%!!! Whats the fix? Love this marker BTW!!
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Old 01-10-2014, 08:32 AM #35
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I am having the same issue. Leak develops after shooting on full auto for about 5 mins. Put your finger over the regulator and that's where air is coming from. Not taken this marker apart yet. Took another Proton apart to powder coat but its 100%!!! Whats the fix? Love this marker BTW!!
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Old 01-15-2014, 11:17 AM #36
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Thanks winter, I received the parts. Are there any resources available in terms of installation?
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Old 01-17-2014, 07:55 PM #37
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Hey Winter, just saw you on YouTube! Nice to put a face to a name. Saw your great Proton tear down and rebuild with Dangerman. I'll be hanging on to that one. I haven't been able to find any regulator seat replacement tutorials or instructions. Would you mind pointing me in the right direction?

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Old 03-15-2014, 04:25 PM #38
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Hello all,

Just wanted to let you know that replacing the seat and o ring inside the regulator has worked. I haven't taken the proton out for regular play yet, but I will next weekend. However, when test shooting before the fix, the leak would start immediately. After the fix I have been through a small hoppers worth of paintballs without any leaking. I'll update after some regular play. Thanks Winter!
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Old 03-15-2014, 05:25 PM #39
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Good stuff. Hope she works well for you.
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Old 04-16-2014, 12:05 PM #40
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Just got a proton today and I am leaking from the regulator. I am guessing it is the same problem but I don't know what my fps is set at. I am going to try to use the gun this weekend. We'll see. (fingers crossed)
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Old 04-16-2014, 12:16 PM #41
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Still no leaks after replacing the seat and o ring. I've also been very careful to ensure that I'm running oil through the ASA before and after I play. If you're leaking through the regulator, take a look at that seat and o ring.
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Old 04-16-2014, 12:21 PM #42
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It's the best way to lube the inner regulator. I mean you could pop it open and use grease but I've found my regulator is way more consistent with oil.
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