I was going to do some regular maintenance on my Ninja 48/4500 Carbon fiber NINJA tank, it had about 1200 psi left in the bottle, so I screwed it into my gun and took the Macro like off of the ASA and opened the ASA to let the air out of the tank, at a medium speed, I did not open the ASA fully.
After about 10 - 15 second the Tank regulator and Bonnet become VERY cold and then air started to come out of the bonnet and the edges of the regulator, it felt like the small set screws in the side of the Bonnet.
Should this have happened? Has something been damaged from letting the air out?
I don't want to go Paintballing next weekend and not have my NINJA tank.
I opened the reg and all the seals are in good order, no visible damage and the inside is clean and well lubed.
Also you suggest to use Silicone Lube only, the Planet Eclipse gun oil that came with the Etek 3 says it is silicone lube, will this work well ?
the leak is from the piston o-rings and if you clean the inside and re lube the o-rings it should not happen again. if it does then change the piston, it means the o-rings are worn out.
use a lube, not an oil please