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    Posted: 31 March 2007 at 5:07pm
I recently got into paintball and purchased the tippmann A-5. The gun was great for about a week....after 2 -3 games now only every other fire works the cyclone feed i  have no clue why itried cleaning the gun taking it apart looking to see if everything is ok my friends who have played for years are even stumped. if you know a possible solution please get back to me!
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How full is your CO2 tank?

Once the tank gets low, the pressure being fed into the marker isn't enough to keep the whole system working. It's one of the drawbacks to the cyclone system. If you haven't tried it out with a full tank, that may be the issue. Otherwise you may have a leak somewhere in your air-supply system leading to the cyclone or a ratchet issue.
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what size tank do u have?

but the way u make this sound i would reccomend new cyclone internals. my a5 did this too and i got the vortex mod for the cyclone and havent had a problem sense.

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20 oz full
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oh i know what it could betry taking the screw that goes from you gu nto the black tube then into the cyclone feed, it may be loose or not turned in the right direction to let air flow best threw it, thats all i can think of since your tank is full
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try replacing the ratchet
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yeah just unscrew the bottom of the cyclone, check to see if it is stripped or broken first, if its not you dont have to spend the money yet for the vortex mod.
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If the cyclone doesnt seem like it's gonna rip your finger off when it cycles the ratchet most likely needs to be replaced. Since it's new and Tippmann support is good Im sure they would send you a new one with a phone call.

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