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Air Arms sprung a leak!

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by RICHIE612, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. RICHIE612

    RICHIE612 Engaging Member

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    Anyone had a leaky S400/410?
    What could it be?
     
  2. Buzz

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    Nope...could be dirt in the filler.
     
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    Thanks Buzz, has got a few visible bits in it so maybe worth while taking filler off s410 and putting into s400 to see? Seems a good plan.
     
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    My new 410 was losing all its pressure two weeks after purchase. Found it to be leaking at the seal round the pressure gauge. Quarter turn with a spanner cured the problem
     
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    I had a problem with my S410 leaking, thought I had got some crap in it, but it was years of filling with compressed air, the filler valve, had just worn out,
    The valve on the right is the old one

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  6. Darren Petts

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    On a S4*0 air can leak from one of three places. Filler, firing valve or pressure gauge. A balloon over the barrel will tell you if the firing valve is leaking (bolt closed) by filling up. Spit around the base of the gauge mount will identify that one and simply dunk the end in water to see the filler. To empty the gun shoot it without pellets until the pressure is so low it vents all the remaining air. Filler and gauge are simple fixes but the firing valve will entail a stripdown to cure.
     
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    Thanks guys, I have just replaced the filler valve with the one from my S410 and filled her up so just a matter of time will tell if it is that. Now regarding the pressure gague, if it is not the filler valve then turning the silver end just below the gague face is that the correct place to tighten?
    Your response to this post has been most appreciated chaps.
    Richie
     
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    If the gauge leaks it's usually around the silver base to the gun and nipping the mounting bolt up or replacing the o-rings cures it. It's rare to leak from the gauge to silver part.
     
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    I also had a leak round my pressure gauge, a real slow one. I just had another seal fitted and it was fixed.
     
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    Nice thanks. Is it something my local gunshop/smith can do or will it be needing to be sent back to air arms? Heard their customer support is a bit Censored.
     
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    Don't know where you heard that...what you should have heard is their customer support is "TOTALLY Censored". Guns are terrific, but they seem to completely ignore the fact that it's the customer that pays their wages, not the guns.
     
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    Maybe its because their guns are so good they have lost it and think they are too good for everyone. Hardly right because there are some companies just as good, daystate are better and falcon are getting there finaly.
    E-mailed the shop where I bought the S400 and they said they would have a look as it is under warranty so hopefully it is the pressure gague which can be fixed in-store. I'm not sure if they will be able to fix the valve seal inside the rifle but can only try eh.
    Bought second-hand from North Wales Shooting School at Deeside, awesome shop with rifle,air-rifle and shotgun ranges.
     
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