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Etek 5: Velocity Issue

Marker has inconsistent velocity or you're not able to adjust the pressure. Check the items below. Reference the manual as needed.

Issue:
Inconsistent Velocity:
  • Battery: Make sure you start with a brand new battery as an old one will cause issues 

  • Pressures: Chrono your marker & confirm you're getting a consistent velocity (+/- 5-7fps). Check out the video below for details on tuning

  • Low Inconsistent Velocity:

  • High Velocity on 1st Shot: Disassemble, clean, and inspect your LPR & SL4 Inline regs. Pay close attention to the piston o-ring on both regs as well as the internal o-ring that connects with the piston stem

  • Dwell: Check your dwell and try resetting back to the factory default setting of 12ms

  • Paint: Check that you have a good paint to barrel match and that you are using quality paintballs. See below for a link from Hustle Paintball on getting a good paint to barrel match

Etek 5 Tuning:
Paint to Barrel Match:
Low Inconsistent Velocity:
  • Increase the output pressure of your regulators (LPR & SL4 Inline)

Regulator Recharges Slowly:
  • Check that your air tank is charged & completely screwed in. If it's not screwed in, don't...tell...anyone

High Velocity on 1st Shot:
  • Regulators: Disassemble, clean, and inspect your LPR & SL4 Inline regs. Pay close attention to the piston o-ring on both regs as well as the internal o-ring that connects with the piston stem

  • Dwell: Check your dwell and try resetting back to the factory default setting of 12ms

Drop-off when firing Multiple Shots:
  • Battery: Make sure you start with a brand new battery in your gun as an old one will cause issues

  • Air: Check your air tank & confirm it has enough air. If possible, try another tank 

  • SL4 Inline Reg: Disassemble, clean, & lubricate your SL4 inline regulator. Be sure to put a little Eclipse grease on the o-rings before reinstalling

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