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Originally posted by ThatGuitarGuy ThatGuitarGuy wrote:

I say just take the hopper off, and either you, or a friend, watch from the top as the cyclone feeds a single ball to be fired, and after that ball is fired, place another ball in the cyclone.

See where the problem lies with that, if there's no problems, go up to maybe 10 balls, see if there's a problem then.

It should trace it down to whether it's a bolt/chamber chop problem, or a cyclone problem.

I agree, this is what I was trying to suggest, the "safe environment" described by the gents above is paramount of course.

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600psi is pushing the operational line on the A-5.  Optimally, the marker works best at the 800-850psi range.  It would be best to do all your testing on a full HPA or C02 tank.

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Originally posted by StormyKnight StormyKnight wrote:

600psi is pushing the operational line on the
A-5.  Optimally, the marker works best at the 800-850psi range.  It
would be best to do all your testing on a full HPA or C02
tank.


Ok thanks for that, I was wondering for a while...
I'll try and get the tank filled up this weekend and give this gun another
shot (pun intended).
Hopefully it's just the cyclone or something that I can easily replace. We'll
see.

By the way, I was wondering where the air needed to make the cyclone
work comes from. When I was taking it off the gun I noticed there isn't
really any air line or anything (or is there?) going to it, unless it is that
little tiny tube next to the manual pump, but that's attached to a screw or
something. Where does it get its air?

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the little line that comes drom the cyclone into the side of the marker is where the air for the cyclone comes from.
Stay low, run fast, and hope that paintball doesn't hit your...
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Just a note to say that I stripped my A5 and as I was doing so a small piece of cast metal fell out, now I have no idea where it came from but I did manage to identify it, it would appear to be the spigot from one of the cyclone feed assemblies (basically the bit the pipe would fit too) i would hasten to add though that it is not from my marker, it was merely inside my marker somewhere, now I have not been able to test fire as I have no HPA or CO2 at home, but I will try and get to a range to test fire over the weekend, the cyclone does seem to be cycling much better than it did before though.........
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ninjaballin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 April 2008 at 7:46pm
Hey...so in my last post I believe I mentioned taking my gun to a field to
fire it and try to fix it...

So about that...

Actually what I did was take it to this place nearby me that fixes
paintball guns. I had the option between fixing it myself and having
someone else do it so I did what seems would give me the best chance of
having a nice working-order gun. They will fix it and probably I'll get it
back in about a week. And hopefully they wont give me the same crap
Tippmann did, twice ("oh look its fixed!--NOT" no offense Tippmann
btw). Actually, they can't because I can go talk to them face to face which
is nice. So I just thought I'd mention that, and I'll post again when I get
my gun back to report its condition.

Hopefully, that's that.
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Your poor experience with Tippmans customer service is aipical of the norm. If you are unhappy with the mainteance they performed call them and let them know the problem still persists. Usually these guys bend over backwards for their customers. 
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Originally posted by notom66866 notom66866 wrote:

Your poor experience with Tippmans customer
service is aipical of the norm. If you are unhappy with the mainteance they
performed call them and let them know the problem still persists. Usually
these guys bend over backwards for their customers. 


I did...remember I called them a total of 3 times...

I think they hate me.
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