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smell burning?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Tresor, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. Tresor

    Tresor Newbie

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    I have just replaced the spring and piston in my HW85K. Power is back up and accuracy improved..however.....when I shoot I can smell a slight sort of burning smell!? Is this normal or is something wrong?
     
  2. stu s410

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    Hi mate.Not an expert or anything but have u got oil in the barrel, do you get any smoke come out.
     
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    This is normal after a strip down and relube,it is the oil\grease combusting.It is called dieseling,it should settle down after you have fired the rifle a few times .:up:
     
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    Thats the word I was trying to think of, dieseling. Nice one steve.
     
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    Thanks Stu...... ooooooh you are awful ........ but I like you :D
     
  6. Rockabilly

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    dont worry too much mate it should start to settle down after a few hunered pellets.
    springers new and retuned can produce dieseling, as they create a tiny amount of highly compressed air to fire the pellet.
    when the air is compressed by the piston the temperature rises to very high levels that can ignite tiny droplets of oil , caused when the piston seal scrapes against the walls of the compression chamber.
     
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    Shooting some heavy pellets like biz mags will normally make it clear up quickly.
     
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    If it's not stopped dieseling by half a tin of pellets then strip it down again and remove any grease from in front of the piston. Prolonged dieseling will ruin the seal. Whilst it's dieseling ignore any accuracy problems as it'll be all over the shop until it stops.
     
  9. Tresor

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    Thanks guys. I have heard this term being thrown about but never knew what it meant. It has almosted stopped now after about 15 more pellets.

    How many pellets do you reckon it'll take for all the internal to settle down and I can start zeroing in?
     
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    Same happened to me once,turned out it was the neighbours BBQ :D
     
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    give it another 50 just to make sure... then do your sights..
     

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