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Regulator climbs after sitting?

Forums PCP Airguns PCP Airgun – Tuning & Repair Regulator climbs after sitting?

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    Brownie2
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    What would cause this? Reg set at 160 new.  After it sits for a few hours it climbs to 200.

    Dry fire a few shots and it comes down.

     

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    nervoustrig
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    Classic case of regulator creep.  Dress the valve seat to cure it, or replace it. 

    https://www.airgunnation.com/topic/how-to-fix-reg-creeping/#post-461772

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    Brownie2
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    This is a new gun of religious name from AOA.

    This seems like a lot of creep to me.  Think it will "break in"?

    Seems like I read these can't be repaired. True?

    I don't want to send my new gun back for replacement or repair. I've never done that with anything other than a vehicle.  I wonder how the dealer handles this.  I may have to do like orion and order a Ninja.

     

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    B
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    Shoot it fast 10-20 times, try it few times, refill if necessary some piece of dirt can be stuck somewhere if no luck I will contact AOA

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    nervoustrig
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    Being it's new, yes it may improve with break in.  The seat will become ironed in, so to speak, so the seat material conforms to the orifice.

    To help with break in, you can dry fire it on occasion.  It needs time to recover to full pressure between trigger pulls…dry firing rapidly will not help as much because the seat doesn't meet fully right away.

    The scenario B described is different.  You can try that too.

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    Vetmx
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    Brownie2

    This is a new gun of religious name from AOA.

    This seems like a lot of creep to me.  Think it will "break in"?

    Seems like I read these can't be repaired. True?

    I don't want to send my new gun back for replacement or repair. I've never done that with anything other than a vehicle.  I wonder how the dealer handles this.  I may have to do like orion and order a Ninja.

     

    It can be fixed but you have to know what you’re doing. I have been using Ninja and or Ninja style regs on my RTI for over two years. Like I just got done talking about over on GTA, you can fix the creep but not the recovery time. The recovery time may not bother a bunch of shooters but it did bother me because of how far I was shooting slugs. 

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    Odoyle
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    Just store it with remaining air pressure right at equal to its set reg pressure.

    Just air it up when ready to shoot. 

    You still got several (on target) shots in case of emergency.

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    2D1C
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    I got my Crown back from FX they replaced the piston and had fix the valve set. Now it does the same thing as Brownie2 PLUS they would not warranty it because

    1. I dry fired it! Now the proper why to drain the plenum is by backing out the reg adjustment screw? Had never heard that one.

    2. because I bought it from AoA those guns only have a 1 year warranty? I bought it from Precision Aiguns 3.18.18 who are no longer in business. If it didn't take a month Ide send it back to be fixed. I will reset the reg to 160 and put a couple hundred rounds threw it to see if it settles.

    I have sooo much money invested in the 2 FX's I have that I would take a huge loss. I will never buy another FX.

     

    Dennis

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    alias
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    I have had my Prophet Performance for two weeks.  The reg. pressure was 190 out of the box.  When I fired it it went to 170.   I thought it had reg. creep, but the next day it was still at 170 ,then I ran it over the chony at 180,175 and 170.  Then back to 180 and it has held there.  It recovers instantly.  I saw on another post that you have taken your reg. apart.  Clean it and put some silicone grease on the washers and run it up to 180 or 190 and back down a few times and see what happens.  If you can get it working it will be worth it.  My .22 is shooting 25.4 pellets at 1024 F.P.S. average with an E.S. 7 F.P.S.. and I hope my reg. holds up.  I sure hope you get things worked out.  

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    Jlacouturec
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    rti regulators are not good…. mine was replaced with a new design reg, and the same issue… it creeps and take minutes to return to the assigned pressure after each shot!!.. not fair!! 

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    Odoyle
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    2D1C

    I got my Crown back from FX they replaced the piston and had fix the valve set. Now it does the same thing as Brownie2 PLUS they would not warranty it because

    1. I dry fired it! Now the proper why to drain the plenum is by backing out the reg adjustment screw? Had never heard that one.

    2. because I bought it from AoA those guns only have a 1 year warranty? I bought it from Precision Aiguns 3.18.18 who are no longer in business. If it didn't take a month Ide send it back to be fixed. I will reset the reg to 160 and put a couple hundred rounds threw it to see if it settles.

    I have sooo much money invested in the 2 FX's I have that I would take a huge loss. I will never buy another FX.

     

    Dennis

    Crack the reg manometer to degass the reg.

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    Odoyle
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    Warranty for the RTI sounds like it may need it.

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