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    Posted: 03 August 2005 at 2:37pm

Some 12000 rounds through my new A5:

Turns without problems when empty.

Stalls when I add paintballs to the hopper.

I've stripped the entire cyclone unit now & cannot seem to find anything that looks wrong with it.

There was some sticking with the ratchet, but I can't figure out why ... & it seems to have lost that habit.

Seals are all good. No wear marks on the ratchet. Cylinder piston is straight.

I've tried stretching the spring a bit, but haven't had a chance to test it yet.

Anybody else had this problem ?

If so ... what was the fix ?

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did you oil the piston?
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I used to have that problem about once a month.  Short term fixes, I just sent it to Tippmann.  For the long run, I got rid of the A-5.
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try the a5 owners group a5.net
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98c/rt,12" j&j pro-1,java coiled remote to 20 oz,eggy II,spee-t-cocker,ghetto fab stock(homebrew),pgp2k1.
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What up grades do you have???
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Originally posted by solxion solxion wrote:

oops a5og.net


yeah go there
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Or call the Tippmann proshop and see if they will send you a replacement ratchet.
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I had this problem with my lil bros gun. I beat him upside the head with the thing a couple of times, and it was amazingly fixed....lol

(I accually beat it on the floor, but over the head sounds funnier)

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It's stock with a flatline.

I oil it regularly.

I won't be getting rid of it any time soon.

I'll try the other forum afore mentioned.

I won't hit my gun.

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Ya try filling your co2 or HPA?
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Oh, droll Fred ... droll.

Is this a spam forum ?



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call tippmann service, they will either help you fix it or you will have to send it in.
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Check your ratchet very closely.  I've replaced mine 3 times, but I have about 300,000 rounds through it.  It may be cracked and it can only be seen when you apply pressure to it.
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See where there may be resistance on its movement by watching it move with 6 ball in it and then send it to Tippmann if you still cant figure it out.
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jsut send it to tippmann

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Tippmann is sending me a new ratchet.

Hoping that's the only issue here.



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Originally posted by the Carpenter the Carpenter wrote:

Tippmann is sending me a new ratchet.

Hoping that's the only issue here.



Tippmann RAWKS, sendin me all these replacement parts, I could buold a new 98 from all the parts they've sent me, with a hose valve or receivers though...


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Yeah, there were no questions asked, other than where do you want it sent.

Now ... it's just time to be patient.

In the meanwhile ... I'm gonna build a replacement outta cold weld material, using a dremil to carve it.

Sounds crazy, huh ?



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