FX 480 carbon tank lost all of it's air when I removed it from the gun.

Forums Air Tanks, Pumps, Compressors, & Filters FX 480 carbon tank lost all of it's air when I removed it from the gun.

  • Views : 448
  • Link

    biohazardman
    Participant
    Member

    Had a bad day/night I charged up my little 13cu tank and when I purged the line it just emptied all the air out the purge valve on the compressor.  So I had to put a new o-ring on the check valve.  Immediately after that I filled my Impact with the 480 bottle on it.  When I tried to take the bottle off to put the 580 on the 480 just completely emptied itself    So what do I need to do to get the valve off of the tank so I can replace yet another o-ring?

    Link

    edosan
    Participant
    Member
    Link

    biohazardman
    Participant
    Member

    edosan

    Check this 

    https://www.airgunnation.com/topic/fx-crown-cf-bottle-o-ring-leak

     

     

    Thank you much after nearly destroying my end cap on my shroud I am a little gun shy on tearing things apart.

     

     

    Link

    biohazardman
    Participant
    Member

    I found a spanner wrench that actually fit with the exception of it has a square peg instead of round.  So I put it in a vice and put the tank valve in it and wrapped a doubled over inner tube around the bottle.  Stuck a pipe in the inner tube and cranked on it as hard as I could.  It did not break loose so will make a better strap wrench and try again soon although what I did werqed on the last reg I remove from a tank.  AHHH butane 🔥 I missed that so, a bit of heat is required.

    Link

    edosan
    Participant
    Member

    yup, fire is needed to break the loctite

    Link

    biohazardman
    Participant
    Member

    I did not want to deal with this as it was under warranty so I sent it off to FX got it back a couple months later in good werqing order.

Viewing 6 posts - 1 through 6 (of 6 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.