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X7 Phenom Leak (With Video)

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    Posted: 18 September 2012 at 7:11am
I bought a used Phenom a few weeks back. When I bought it, I cleaned and lubed every thing. It worked fine up until this Saturday. It still shoots, the problem is that it leaks air every time you pull the trigger (more then usually needed to drive the ball). Also if you hold the trigger back the air flows free.




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Since the phenom runs on a modified spool valve, I'm guessing that your on/off switch is sticking. When was the last time you broke the marker down and re-lubed everything? Also, are you using something like DYE Slick Lube, or regular marker oil?

And finally, where's the vid?!?!?!?!
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Been busy with school, will get the vid up tonight. I lubed every thing 3 days ago, using techt grease for the bolt parts and marker oil for the valve.

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I would check the two o-rings around the firing pin, one of them is probably bad.  They are located under the brass locking nut that the firing pin passes through on the Flexvalve body.   Also check to make sure the firing pin isn't slightly bent.  This to will cause it to leak.   You should only use the Tippmann Marker Grease or Dow33 to lube your Phenom marker.    Let us know if this works for you.
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Yeah, with spool-valve and FASOR style markers, Dow-33/Tippmann Grease/DYE lube is the only thing that will work. The tighter tolerances mean that you need the viscosity that grease gives vs the slop you can get away with and only use oil. If the o-ring TE1 mentioned isn't chipped/torn/bad, try lubing it up with the grease instead of oil (along with anything else) and see if that fixes the problem. The old Matrix series of markers (again, spool valves) would hiss like a mofo if you didn't lube them properly.
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