Purchased a used Geo 3 recently and had some problems with it as soon as I got it. The soft tip bolt sticks and just puffs air out of the hole below the SFR. I've tried about everything I could. Replaced all O-rings on all 3 parts, lubed the bolt using Jack's video as a guide, up'd the dwell, set the noid power to high, various different new batteries, cleaned the solenoid/manifold, cleaned the filter and the problem still exist.
This sunday at practice, a teammate of mine lent me his soft tip bolt which was brand new and never used before. First, while looking at the bolts next to each other I noticed there's a line milled into his that mine doesn't have *see picture*
. Second, After installing his bolt it still stuck at first. I proceeded to shoot it for about 50 shots while it was puffing and it finally kicked through and started cycling normally. I shot the gun for the rest of the day with the SFR at 12 o'clock and had no issues. It shot great too actually; chrono'd consistently in the 290's after tuning the reg. I think only maybe once or twice did it stick, but was only for the first 1-4 shots and only occurred after the gun would sit between games.
If the SFR is adjusted anything below 12 o'clock it will not cycle and just puff. Sometimes at half way it will still cycle and shoot normally, but sometimes at half it wont shoot at all. Then sometimes at half way it will cycle but when ramping or shooting at higher bps rates it will act as if theirs little air in the tank and only a few shots will sound normal. Settings were set to stock: 26.2 Dwell, 5.0 FSD comp, and normal noid power.
I'm pretty stumped
. I've tried different tanks and lube as well. I don't have the ST bolt, otherwise I would have tried that. This thread sounds quite similar to my problem also: http://www.pbnation.com/showthread.php?t=3918229
Will get a video up when I have air this weekend with both bolts. I live in AZ, so the temps usually between 55-75 degrees while I'm using the gun (seems to stick more in the AM when it's cooler sitting in between games). My teammates don't have any problems like I do or bolt stick in the AM even with his SFR all the way down
. Any help or input is appreciated, I just want to get this fixed! Thanks
*Bolt on right is my teammates. Notice under the bottom oring a line is milled. Don't think this is the problem but why are they different!?