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    Posted: 16 July 2009 at 1:49pm
I just bought a tippmann 98 custom pro, came in the mail today. I read all the directions and everything before taking it out into my backyard and trying it. Everything works fine but the CO2 doesn't seem to be working. Like i said, I read and reread all directions in the book and it says to lubricate the ring put it into the back of the gun, screw it in tight, and you should be ready to fire. I loaded her up, and nothing happened when i pulled the trigger.

PLEASE HELP!! This is my first paintball gun and i can't wait to fire it!!!


Edit: Just in case this may have anything to do with it, I bought the CO2 separately, it is a 12 oz. Pure Energy tank.


Edited by EkXball3 - 16 July 2009 at 1:50pm
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Did you fill the tank after you bought it?
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yeah lol and its still  not working
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the directions did say if its not working it could be due to a short pin valve or the pin valve seal may be damaged. But i figured since it was a brand new gun that could not be the case

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Does it have an e-grip? If so, did you turn it on? If not an E-grip, did you cock it? When you take the tank back off, can you hear air(co2) escaping?

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no e-grip, i did cock it, and when i did take the Co2 tank off no air was escaping. 
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Either the pin is not being depressed or the tank has a leak and is empty.  Try depressing the tank pin with a hard object and see if air escapes.  If you had an extra ASA I would say just screw the tank in to that but, being that you are new, you probably don't have a bunch of spare parts lying around yet.

Just a thought; the tank didn't come with an on/off valve did it?
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If the tank did come with an on and off valve would i be able to tell easily?? I don't see one but i did try depressing the tank pin with a hard object for about 10 seconds and i heard a hissssss for about 5 seconds and then nothing, so maybe there is a leak but its a brand new tank so idk. 

I would hate to have to return anything and wait even longer just to fire my first paintball gun so i hope its just something simple that i am stupidly not doing lol
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Hmm when i have this type of problem i put leak detector around the tank valve. Maybe try filling it and look a leak. Or like Mack said, maybe the pin is too short or something with the ASA. I would call tippmann because they are nice about it and would probably ship you a new ASA.
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It sounds like the tank either has a leak or was improperly filled.  (The hiss should have lasted significantly longer with a full tank.)

The on off valve would be a knob or button on the side of the tank valve so it should be easily recognizable.  Also (silly me) there wouldn't be a pin, just an opening on most on/off equipped valves.

Edited Addition:  You can leak test the tank by getting a few ounces of CO2 in it and setting it under water.  Bubbles will indicate the presence of a leak and it's location.  A leak from the valve pin area itself normally requires a trip to the paintball shop while a leak from the vicinity of the blow out disk can sometimes be fixed by tightening the disk fitting.  (Unless you left the tank unattended in a hot area and it overheated, blew out the disk and dumped the entire tank while no one was around.  Given that you got a slight hiss when testing, I would say this scenario is very unlikely.)


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ok, i took it to a sports authority nearby where they filled up my CO2 tank to begin with and it turns out it was a busted o ring that caused the entire thing to leak out. They said it was hard to believe since i just got it in the mail, but they gave me a free set of 10 o rings and refilled it for me. Hopefully this will solve the problem, and i will now finally walk into my backyard with hopes of firing my gun.

Thanks for all the help and i may be back in a few minutes if there is still a problem.. (crossing all my fingers)
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thank you very much for helping it fired nicely, but one last question,

Will the Co2 burst into my face everytime i remove i unscrew it from the gun?? (rookie mistake hopefully lol)
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yea it will unless you have a remote or your tank is empty. if you have a remote you can drain the air out by dry firing it until it stutters
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It doesn't hurt anything just make sure the tank is pointed up during the final stages of installation/removal.  (Doing so keeps the liquid CO2 at the other end of the tank and reduces the risk of wasting excessive CO2, damaging the o-ring or getting the rare, but painful, "freezer burn" from the CO2.)  On a related issue, a little drop of oil on your finger applied to the o-ring before each installation will make it last a long time.
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alright thanks i freaked out when it just burst in my face all the sudden. 

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I would suggest firing the gun as you unscrew the tank which releases air from the tank and valve this should stop MOST if not all air from spraying out of the asa or tank as you unscrew your tank.


I would face the tank at an angle pointing away from anything when unscrewing.
One of my friends tanks flew off his gun and if it wasnt for the angle his gun was pointing he would have probably got hurt or hurt soemone else


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When they filled it, they might have not done it right

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