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Old 03-21-2013, 09:42 PM #1
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Etha valve body broken

So I was trying to figure out the cause of a air leak on the etha I had recently purchased and while trying the tried and true disassemble, reassemble, and lube method of tracking down leaks down the barrel, after one reassemble the marker rapidly vented air so I turned off the asa and unscrewed the valve body from the marker.

As soon as it was loose it shot down into my lap, sent some parts flying to the floor and lodging the bolt into the marker. There seemed to have been some air that stayed in the bolt assembly that propelled it out.

I found the various o-rings that had been launched and a metal circle laying around. It seems that it was the divider between the Valve Body Front o-ring and the Valve joiner Internal o-ring had been sheared off in the blow out.




The cause in hindsight seems to be that I didn't screw the valve joiner as far as I should have, and that the springs have gone in my poppet.

My question is can I send this in to be fixed/buy a new valve body to have shipped with my springless poppet that I also just e-mailed off for?
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:17 AM #2
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Firstly...Apologies that your valve body has broken. It appears that you have one of the earlier ones. We have since beefed it up a little so a new one shouldn't do that.

Send me an email at: gerry.b@planeteclipse.com and I'll definitely help you out.

You'll need to make sure that you have registered your Etha for Warranty with us ( I will Validate) and once you do...shoot me the email.

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I'll pull a new one and ship it out to you next week.

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Old 03-22-2013, 01:08 PM #3
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same thing had happened to mine and was replaced under warranty. Follow Gerry's instructions and all shall be well
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:26 PM #4
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mine did that too
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:21 PM #5
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Time to update this with the fruits of my loins, planet eclipse reps were awesome Gerry and Aaron deserve raises for how fast and professionally this was handled.

Got both my springless poppet replacement, and a replacement valve body, and the etha shoots beautifully now.

The only problem is that my wallet is going to hate me when I go buy a ego or something down the road.
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:59 PM #6
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happend to me too.. got it replaced... i guess the first batch valve 'end' was thinner the the latest ones...
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Old 04-15-2013, 12:27 AM #7
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this just happened to my etha yesterday
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Old 04-16-2013, 02:04 AM #8
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this just happened to my etha yesterday
Please follow the above advice that Gerry has posted and we will get you sorted.

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Ill be playing PSP MAO if i bring my etha with me next month can i get it fixed there
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Ill be playing PSP MAO if i bring my etha with me next month can i get it fixed there
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Yes we will have a full Eclipse Tech Support booth at the MAO. Please also drop Gerry Bates an email on: gerry.b@planeteclipse.com so that he is aware of your request and can ensure that he will be taking the parts that you require.

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