Ok, first and foremost. If you are having an issue, PLEASE read through this first post thoroughly. That means watch every video, read every link, and try to skim the posts. I know skimming the posts can be daunting, but chances are your issue has been solved. If it hasn't been addressed, then by all means, post up. We have a solid group of VCOM owners in here that are more than willing to help.
BUT PLEASE DO NOT CLUTTER THIS THREAD WITH USELESS POSTS.
I'd like to keep this one as clean as is humanly possible for PbN.
Via Steve M
Dow 33 (or equivalent) on ram and all o-rings/surfaces that interface with the ram that would normally get lube. Use Tri-Flow or other paintball gun oil on the bolt O-Rings. Use Dow 55 on the remainder of the o-rings. Via multiple sources
Poppit: Dow 55 on all o-rings, tri-flow or paintball gun oil on bolt
Go here for various settings.
Spool valve break down:
O-ring locations and sizes Via holson72. (big props for this one)
The first two pages of this thread show lots of break down pics of the spool engine.
Video of 1st gen Spool Assembly (Bob Long version)
2nd Gen Spool Maintenance video (Bob Long version)
Leak issue fixes:
Troubleshooting: (READ THIS FIRST) (Via Holson72)
- Cycling/Firing issue with no leaks - Reset to LPR to 65-70 psi, dwell to 8 ms, and HPR to 155-ish psi. If you want to experiment after that, fine...just make sure the factory settings solve the issue.
- Leak from spool halves:
1) Turn LPR all the way down (turn screw out). If the leak went away, relube/replace the "006 or 007" o-ring. If you have an 006, go up one size to 007.
2) If the leak doesn't go away when the LPR is turned down, make sure the brass insert (on/off) is sitting straight, and relube/replace the 1x25mm and 1x4mm o-ring. Also if your engine doesn't have the 1x20mm o-ring, you might want to consider adding it.
- Leak that seems to be coming from solenoid/frame area - relube/replace 012 o-ring in brass insert (on/off). Also, for those who have the leak that goes away after a few shots...this is the culprit as well. Make sure you get grease inside the groove before putting the o-ring in.
Bob Long's 1st Gen Spool troubleshooting video (Via Nemesis2000_ent)
BLAST's factory bulletin regarding loctiting the screw in the brass insert
If you are leaking from the body, tear the engine down, HEAVILY LUBE the engine's sealing o-rings, make sure the brass insert is NOT crooked at all, and go from there.
Some theory on why the body leaks if the screw on the brass piece is leaking/gone, and if the brass body isn't sitting right (snapped in)
If your brass piece's pin falls out
Installation tip for the 006 to 007 o-ring swap
Originally Posted by chippified
Also if you are having trouble with keeping the number 007 in when changing from the 006.
-Fill the oring holes with grease
-Put some grease on you thumb and push the orings down in the hole
-Insert the motor sideways while still pushing down on the 007 orings and turn the motor to its correct position while your thumb and marker change position of holding the orings in place
-now they are set
(you cannot push straight in while the motor is aligned because you may run into one of the orings falling into the back cap locking hole)
Post any relevant info, and corrections to my info and I will add it and adjust fire accordingly.
P.S. I may edit your posts, or just take links out of your posts. I'll give credit where credit is due, and only edit for sake of space, or simplicity. If this offends you, PM me and I'll make it right.