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    Posted: 10 June 2010 at 2:13am
Hello! Can anyone tell me why my Cyclone's ratchet spring and cylinder piston keep breaking?

It is a rather new Cyclone, using Lapco squishy paddles and piston exhaust housing.

Only have had a couple cases through the marker - but twice now the Cyclone ratchet spring has busted along with the stock cylinder piston!

I am using grease, not oil, in the cyclone as per Tech T's recommendations.

Perhaps the spring is coming out just enough to get hung up somewhere, and the force of the ratchet spinning is breaking the spring, along with the ratchet? If so, why is this happening? ARG!

These are the parts I am talking about, if it wasn't clear:

http://www.tippmannparts.com/02-54-Cyliner-Piston-A-5-p/gp2554.htm

http://www.tippmannparts.com/02-50-Feeder-Ratchet-Spring-A-5-p/gp2507.htm

Thanks!
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Don't they make a metal ratchet set for Cyclones set up for higher BPS?

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yes they do. ditch the plastic parts and get an aftermarket kit from either techt, lapco or jcs. the money you spend up front will save you down the road.
 
 
 
 
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Thanks, but I already have all the Lapco upgrades. They do not make a metal piston rod, however, because they say that the metal ones do not flex and thus can damage the rotor teeth over time.

I'm sending Cyclone in to Lapco and we'll see what they can find, as it is highly unusual that this is happening at all.
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Ok, I read it wrong. I thought you said the ratchet was breaking.  
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