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Fx Crown Leaking

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Chris.t, Sep 16, 2019.

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    Chris.t Engaging Member

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    Has anyone got any experience, advice? Where is it likely to be leaking from? Is it something I can fix myself?

    TIA Chris

    eta/ sub 12 22 calibre
     
  2. bigal

    bigal Jedi.

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    few spots to bubble test if u can get to them. first 1, spit test over the barrel end, not played with 1, so see if the stock off easy, if so there thread joints with orings/air behind, bubble test them. ;) Al
     
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    robs5230 Oversprung

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    This may be of help but as Al says, you need to identify where the leak is coming from
     
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    If it's seen a lot of use, most likely a seal on the regulator. Though I haven't done one myself, I believe they are relatively easy to change. Video's on the tube. Check all the external ones first, bottle, guages, quick fill etc.

    John :)
     
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    Big leak or slow Chris ?

    I guess you cant hear it ?

    As Al ,try a bubble bath or shampoo solution ( not wash up liquid ) carefully brushed around suspect areas .

    It might help and at the least your gun will smell nice
     
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    First and foremost if it is still in warranty , take it back and let them sort it .
     
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    i see if you have a big buddy bottle gun AND any leak it is a problem.

    on a small cylinder gun you would just refill when it is empty

    take the stock off so you can see it all (if is that possible without voiding warranty)and submerge it

    ...better?
     
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    Thanks for your help all, the gun drops from 250 to 100 bar in about 10 days. It's not my gun and the leak was there while it was in warranty but my mate didn't follow it up:facepalm:

    The gun hasn't been used a lot, and he just fills it when he wants to use it. I have a Crown and I do use it a lot so I was just interested for my own edification. I'll look at the UT bids you've suggested especially bubble testing.

    Thanks again for your help. Chris:thumb:
     
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    2506sendero Legend in his own mind & living on the edge.

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    Not really - why don't you just leave it to the experts - you might actually learn something and start enjoying the forum.
     
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    on that vid above shows 4/5 leak zone's to check b4 running the vid, if it days it may only show pinhead size bubbles, ;) Al
     
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    As already said, track the leak down....then watch one of Ernest Rowe's videos as he goes into great detail of stripping it down and putting it back together again. If I can do a trained King Edward potato can do it :D

    Maybe just take the bottle off and see if its the valve on the bottle, before taking anything apart :D When you drop it out of the stock, watch out for the two ball bearing and two springs under the power wheel :D

    You can get crown seal kits online, or look at the exploded diagram and order 10 of each from an online o ring supplier...much much cheaper.
     
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    Spray1Mark I see light at the end of the tunnel!

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    I think you overestimate the ability of said potato Tim!
     
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    Chuff me, I'm going take that as a veiled compliment :rofl:

    Just watch out, with my new Wera kit and Knipex pliers the worlds my lobster :D :facepalm:
     
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    Spray1Mark I see light at the end of the tunnel!

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    CORRECTION! underestimate!
     
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    Normal service resumed :D
     

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