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Old 03-21-2014, 11:52 PM #1
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Macroline for new Tippmann 98 Custom

A standard macroline fitting doesn't make a seal in the new 98. Is there a special fitting that works? I've had no luck with google.

The stock ASA is uncomfortable with my tank. This is the only reason I want to change it.
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Old 03-22-2014, 06:45 PM #2
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Never used macro line on on all mine all have braided. But think it has been done I know the fitting that would be needed. It is the same as a 1/4 refrigeration male to female fitting.
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Old 03-22-2014, 11:26 PM #3
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Should be standard 1/4" npt fitting for macroline. I can't imagine it would be anything different. Not to be condescending but did you put thread tape on it?
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Old 03-24-2014, 03:59 PM #4
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Is this a Platinum-series M98 or one of the older ones?

On the older guns it was simple- the valve was threaded for standard 1/8" NPT fittings. "Normal" paintball fittings would go right in.


The newer Platinum series guns have a weird proprietary compression fitting.




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Old 03-26-2014, 10:34 AM #5
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So the air hose just seats in to the valve now? I did not know that. My tippmanns must be old.
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Old 03-26-2014, 11:05 AM #6
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I believe the fitting is actually a 5/16" Flare fitting (not 100% on the actual size) but you can probably locate one at a NAPA store. Its the same type of fitting used in brake lines. You need to get a "long" version that is male flare to 1/8" female npt. Have not done them myself, but have seen them come to the field.
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Old 03-26-2014, 10:17 PM #7
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I ordered an old style valve. I hope it works...
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Old 03-28-2014, 10:38 PM #8
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It worked.
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Old 03-30-2014, 01:02 AM #9
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It seems to me part of the function of the new fitting is to hold the valve in place as well. I know on the old style valve if you did not have at least one of the set screws holding the valve in place you could potentially run into issues with it moving forward slightly as the hammer hits it. I have never personally seen this, but the owner of my home field has seen it.
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It seems to me part of the function of the new fitting is to hold the valve in place as well. I know on the old style valve if you did not have at least one of the set screws holding the valve in place you could potentially run into issues with it moving forward slightly as the hammer hits it. I have never personally seen this, but the owner of my home field has seen it.
My assumption is that the change was made because it saves a couple cents on every gun by simplifying the manufacturing a tiny little bit.
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The new valve fits and the gun will shoot once, but if the trigger is pulled again rapidly the gun farts and needs to be re-cocked. Totally useless for playing. My best bet is an adapter fitting that fits the ASA side of the stock braided line.
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The new valve fits and the gun will shoot once, but if the trigger is pulled again rapidly the gun farts and needs to be re-cocked. Totally useless for playing. My best bet is an adapter fitting that fits the ASA side of the stock braided line.
There are 3 possibilities I can think of:
1) Your tank output pressure needs to be raised as close to 950psi that you can get. The best solution is a Ninja SHP reg designed specifically to get the best output pressure for Tippmanns and Automags.
2) If you are using a lightweight hammer, you need to add a weight kit or buy a heavier hammer.
3) If you are using the stock hammer you need a new/stronger drive spring.
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There are 3 possibilities I can think of:
1) Your tank output pressure needs to be raised as close to 950psi that you can get. The best solution is a Ninja SHP reg designed specifically to get the best output pressure for Tippmanns and Automags.
2) If you are using a lightweight hammer, you need to add a weight kit or buy a heavier hammer.
3) If you are using the stock hammer you need a new/stronger drive spring.
Also, if you do switch to the SHP reg for your tank, steel braid is suggested.
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