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Old 04-22-2013, 02:00 AM #1
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d-lite minireg upgrade recharge issues

I purchased the d-lite minireg upgrade (not just the piston) and I'm having recharge issues. After the first shot it takes about three seconds to fully recharge (watching the pressure gauge). I did find this thread http://www.pbnation.com/showthread.php?t=3786613 . However I've already broken it in with about two cases worth of dry firing and the recharge doesn't seemed to have improved at all. What else am I missing?
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Old 04-22-2013, 04:12 AM #2
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About the only thing I could recommend would be to double check your spring stack configuration and all of your reg o-rings. Make sure things are adequately greased. If the problem persists, maybe put some more dry cycles on it and re-check.
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Old 05-10-2013, 05:47 PM #3
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did u solve it? have you tried putting the stock one back to see if it continues?
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Old 05-12-2013, 03:20 PM #4
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I put a couple more tanks (68/45) through it and the issue is still there. Right now I've swapped it out for a sidewinder, but I can try putting the old internals back in and see what happens. One thing I noticed is that with the d-lite internals the low end of reg's output adjustment is about 200 psi.
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Old 05-12-2013, 07:56 PM #5
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do that and tell me what happens, and you said you have more than just the piston? what else are you referring to, valve assembly?
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Old 05-12-2013, 09:03 PM #6
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Going back to the stock internals will remedy the problem. This has been an issue with the D-Lite small pistons.
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Old 05-13-2013, 12:05 PM #7
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Try swapping out spring stacks. Mine didn't recharge well with the 5 springs provided. I swapped it out for the 6 stock springs, and problem solved!
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:25 AM #8
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do that and tell me what happens, and you said you have more than just the piston? what else are you referring to, valve assembly?
I have the re-designed larger piston meant for the d-lite piston along with the d-lite piston (plus + bearing, springs, adjuster screw since it all came in the service kit).

Changing the spring stack to the stock six spring configuration like Methodcaptain suggested didn't make a noticeable difference. Swapping back to the old stuff significantly improved the recharge, however it wasn't instant. It jumped most of the way and then half second or so to finish.

I guess I'm just going have to chalk this up to a learning experience and stick to using the sidewinder.
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:50 AM #9
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I would give it a chance to break in with the swapped out spring stack.

Also, have you tried another tank? I had one instance that I kept rebuilding my mini-reg thinking that it was creeping/not recharging fast enough, only to find out that my tank regulator was causing the erratic behavior.

Just throwing ideas out there for you based on what I've experienced.
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:09 PM #10
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I can try one of my other tanks when I'm watching the pressure. They're all ninjas set to ~450-500 atm. I'm a little low on air but I can try the break in with the different spring stack too.
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Old 05-14-2013, 04:01 PM #11
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Let is know how it goes.
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