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  • #1645
    mr-lama
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    My pump is having an issue. It hasn’t stopped working, but I think it’s on its way.

    Here’s the problem. On the upstroke, about 3/4 of the way up, every few times it’ll dump the air in the pump. Not in the tank mind you, but just the pump. So that pump was wasted. It does this every few times. So, it will still pump. But it takes 2 and 3 times as long and as many pumps as it used to. The problem keeps getting worse and worse, and I’m worried it will eventually get to where it doesn’t pump at all.

    I haven’t taken it apart yet. I remember reading somewhere that taking it apart can make it stop working. 😕 So I don’t know what to do with it. Any of you have any idea what is wrong, or how to fix it? I’m thinking there’s some kind of problem with an o-ring or something in it.

    Thanks guys.

    #35080
    synopsys
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    Send it in….?

    IF you do anything to it, it voids the so called warranty…. 😉

    You guys are scaring me… 😯

    These pumps suck! 😆

    #35081
    mr-lama
    Participant

    It’s a fx pump, not one of the airforce ones, so sending it in would be a real pain.

    It’s been pretty good. This will probably be something as simple as an o-ring is slightly out of place or something. (at least I’m hoping) I really don’t feel like spending another 200 bucks on another pump.

    I’d take it apart, but I want to hear someone say “it’s not going to break completely” before I try anything. I also don’t know what I’m looking for, so some info on that would be good.

    #35082
    walkonking
    Participant

    I think YN had one of those. Could not get support at all for it and finally gave it away.

    You are screwed….and not in a good way. 😛

    #35087
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Where’s Ninj been? Has the Guard deployed him?

    #35090
    walkonking
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    quote dirty harry:

    Where’s Ninj been? Has the Guard deployed him?

    Vacationing in Florida. I am sure he is glad to be out of the snow

    #35091
    spinj
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    quote Mr-lama:

    My pump is having an issue. It hasn’t stopped working, but I think it’s on its way.

    Here’s the problem. On the upstroke, about 3/4 of the way up, every few times it’ll dump the air in the pump. Not in the tank mind you, but just the pump. So that pump was wasted. It does this every few times. So, it will still pump. But it takes 2 and 3 times as long and as many pumps as it used to. The problem keeps getting worse and worse, and I’m worried it will eventually get to where it doesn’t pump at all.

    I haven’t taken it apart yet. I remember reading somewhere that taking it apart can make it stop working. 😕 So I don’t know what to do with it. Any of you have any idea what is wrong, or how to fix it? I’m thinking there’s some kind of problem with an o-ring or something in it.

    Thanks guys.

    If the shaft has dried up of the lube, it is probably the reason why. This happens when there is no longer any air-sealing lubricant on the shaft – the high pressure air gets dumped. This happened to mine before. All I did was add silicone grease to the pump shaft and it was fine again. Try doing this.

    #35092
    mr-lama
    Participant

    Oh ok. If that works that’ll be great. I don’t have any silicone, but I can get some tommorow. Where exactly on the pump should I put it? And how much?

    #35093
    spinj
    Participant
    quote Mr-lama:

    Oh ok. If that works that’ll be great. I don’t have any silicone, but I can get some tommorow. Where exactly on the pump should I put it? And how much?

    You apply the silicone grease on the pump shaft where the original lubricant used to be on when it was new – the part that the outer shaft (or female shaft) rides on 😆 . Apply as much as needed, but not that much is necessary. As long as it seals the air in. You should be good to go.

    #35094
    walkonking
    Participant

    Lama not knowing how to lube or where is kind of funny 😆 😆 😆 😆

    Usually he just picks the scabs 😛

    #35095
    mr-lama
    Participant

    Walk, don’t you have a goat to screw or something?

    😛

    #35096
    walkonking
    Participant
    quote Mr-lama:

    Walk, don’t you have a goat to screw or something?

    😛

    Here is a goat for you….LOL

    #35120
    riffraff
    Participant
    quote WalkonKing:

    Now this would be a great photo for a caption contest.

    My entry would be:

    Holy shit

    or..

    Jesus Christ you have a big pussy

    #35227
    mr-lama
    Participant

    Spinj,

    The silocone grease trick worked like a charm. Pumps as good as new. I’m so glad it’s not brokern.

    Thanks a ton man!

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