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Daystate help please

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by jasonanderson, May 3, 2014.

  1. jasonanderson

    jasonanderson Engaging Member

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    My air ranger has a very slight air leak coming from behind the buddy bottle on the join where the air gauge / filler joins the rest of the rifle. Can anybody tell me of a way to empty and remove the bottle? Does it just unscrew like a r10? Once the bottle is off I can then undo the 5 Allen key bolts and hopefully find I'm guessing the offending o ring/seal. Any help or advice great fully received. Thanks in advance, Jason
     
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    there a b****r to get off and the rifle has to be COMPLETELY Empty leae the stock on to give you something to hold on to , fire it till no air left at all , good luck , if its under warrenty id be sending it back to DS , i a ranger im lucky its been faultless for the 2 years iv owned it
     
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    Is there no easier way to release the air and is it ok to dry fire that many times? Unfortunately it's out of warranty. Was going to have Daystate service and fix the problem but for £200 I think I'll try sort it myself first. Thanks for the advice
     
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    i think you can get a fitting to release the air at the fill port but it should just empty its self if its leaking , not sure about dry firing folk have different opinions . I think there are other's that service daystate rifles cheaper , forum is quiet on weekends but sure one of the gurus will pop up , you could PM Audi swift hes a top techy on the subject of DS :up: luckily i won a free service on DS owners site !!!
     
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    The air would take months to empty on its own if I fill to around 180 bar witch I find to be best it will drop off to around 150 in a day or so and then very slowly down to between 100 and 50 within a few weeks. It's not actually leaking from where the bottle seals it's the bit behind it that is fixed with the 5 bolts. Hopefully someone can shine some light on my little problem. Thank you very much for the advice mr grumps
     
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    Your welcome good sir , try joining the daystate site , there a helpfull bunch and used to dealing with leaks :rolleyes: im on there same user name .
     
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    Will do grumps thanks again and happy hunting
     
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    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    If the OP has a car I know of a local (to me) Daystate Service Agent who charged me £45 plus parts to do a full strip down service on a Mark 3 (had a pellet in the mechanism as well as needing a battery change). If the OP is Newmarket way it is only 50 miles!
     
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    Thanks mr mole pm sent
     
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    There are several ways to release the air..

    - Dry fire the rifle until empty

    - Remove the safety housing, put the action in a (padded) vice and repeatedly **** the exhaust valve with a soft punch and hammer (releases more air per actuation than dry firing). This will require removal of the anti-tamper bolts at the back of the action.

    - Use a depressurisation tool on the inlet valve (obviously this is an additional tool you'll need and they don't aways work very well)

    - Gently unscrew the fill adaptor very slightly, just enough to allow the air to leak out (you'll doubtless need to replace the bonded seal).


    Removing the bottle is best done with the action in a padded vice, using a rubber strap wrench. In my experience they're usually on pretty damned tight although there's no real reason why they need to be.

    Once the bottle is off you'll have access to the cap heads that retain the bottle mount; the O-ring behind these is a fairly common failure point and is most likely what's causing the leak.

    When you put everything back together the fixings only need "nipping" up and the cylinder only needs to be hand tight ;)
     
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    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    PM replied to with full details including beer warehouse en route!
     
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    Thanks to mr mole and also cloverleaf and grumps
     
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    yeah these are the Gurus i hoped would pop up , :rolleyes: much more cleverer than the Grump
     
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    I am not that clever, just I happen to know a man who is and who charges extremely reasonable rates for his service!
     

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