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#1 tallsmallboy44

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 06:50 PM

Long story short: I was playing some paintbullets, and my tank has become stuck to my asa. I tried to just muscle it off, but the the bonnet of my Ninja reg began to unscrew itself, and it is still stuck.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 06:53 PM

Put a cloth or something like that around the bonnet, spray just a little bit of WD40 in the ASA bleed hole, put the bonnet in a vise, and then grab the gun and untwist.

The cloth is to keep the bonnet from getting damaged by the vise, and the WD40 is to lubricate/loosen up or penetrate the threads to hopefully make things easier.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 06:56 PM

Here's an idea.

Take both setscrews out of the bonnet and stick something metal (like an allen wrench) through both holes and use it as a wrench.
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Posted 21 April 2013 - 07:34 PM

Is the tank empty? If not crack the fill nipple to drain it. Just barely crack it or shoot the tank dry. From there I'd recommend you follow Silentbutdeadly's suggestion. I'd use a longer screw you can grip the same size as the set screw though.

Edited by dosh, 21 April 2013 - 07:40 PM.


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Posted 21 April 2013 - 07:38 PM

Is the tank empty? If not crack the fill nipple to drain it. Just barely crack it or shoot the tank dry. From there I'd recommend you follow Silentbutdeadly's suggestion.


You sir, did not look at any of the pictures...

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 07:46 PM


Is the tank empty? If not crack the fill nipple to drain it. Just barely crack it or shoot the tank dry. From there I'd recommend you follow Silentbutdeadly's suggestion.


You sir, did not look at any of the pictures...

Pics aren't working for me.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 07:52 PM



Is the tank empty? If not crack the fill nipple to drain it. Just barely crack it or shoot the tank dry. From there I'd recommend you follow Silentbutdeadly's suggestion.


You sir, did not look at any of the pictures...


Pics aren't working for me.



Me either.

#8 tallsmallboy44

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 07:55 PM




Is the tank empty? If not crack the fill nipple to drain it. Just barely crack it or shoot the tank dry. From there I'd recommend you follow Silentbutdeadly's suggestion.


You sir, did not look at any of the pictures...


Pics aren't working for me.



Me either.

Have you tried the refresh button?

And does anybody know the size of the set screw?


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Posted 21 April 2013 - 07:57 PM

The allens are 3/32 I think.
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Posted 21 April 2013 - 08:02 PM

The allens are 3/32 I think.

I have already removed the set screws, I was asking if anybody knew the thread size of them.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 08:12 PM

Put a cloth or something like that around the bonnet, spray just a little bit of WD40 in the ASA bleed hole, put the bonnet in a vise, and then grab the gun and untwist.

The cloth is to keep the bonnet from getting damaged by the vise, and the WD40 is to lubricate/loosen up or penetrate the threads to hopefully make things easier.

This is what I would do

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 08:27 PM

this happened to me once and ninja told me when screwing in the tank, turn almost all the way in and then back it out a hair so stuff like this doesn't happen again. If there is air in the tank and it is degassed from the gun stuff like this doesnt happen, right?

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 08:32 PM


The allens are 3/32 I think.

I have already removed the set screws, I was asking if anybody knew the thread size of them.



My Pro reg manual says 8-32. I'd assume it would be the same for all of them.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 08:34 PM

And does anybody know the size of the set screw?

I could tell you on Tuesday, I know it's a bit of a wait, but I can definitely find out Tuesday.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 08:34 PM

Try a strap wrench.

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 08:29 PM

in this situation if the above mentioned solutions don't work try a lil expansion and contraction, the metals in the asa and the reg are obv different right, steel for the reg and alum for the asa. they expand and contract at different rates too, try placing your gun in the freezer (i know it sounds stupid) for about an hour the steel and alum will both contract but the alum will return to room temp faster. you need to break the tension betweeen the two metals. ive used this method multiple times on various things and it seems to almost always work.

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 08:42 PM

Remove the ASA from the gun and stick the ASA in hot water. Doing so will make the metal expand and should loosen the threads up enough to twist the bonnet out of the ASA. The simple beauty of physics at work. I'm not sure but I think wd40 will destroy the orings in the ASA.
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Posted 22 April 2013 - 08:45 PM

Strap wrench

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 08:51 PM

Remove the ASA from the gun and stick the ASA in hot water. Doing so will make the metal expand and should loosen the threads up enough to twist the bonnet out of the ASA. The simple beauty of physics at work. I'm not sure but I think wd40 will destroy the orings in the ASA.


i do agree but steel stays hotter longer than alum, so in theory the steel will expand causing more friction inside the asa. i feel wd40 would be a plus but im not sure if it's corosive towards the o-rings. u can buy a can of liquid wrench freeze from an auto parts store for a few bucks. i would start there. strap wrenches may work but u def need to shock the joint where the two metals contact.

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 05:20 AM

I'll see what I can do here without buying stuff. Just gotta find some time.

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 02:42 PM

This is why you want to put some type if oil/liquid based lube in/on your Asa threads so this downs happen...my friend had a v1 mini and his tank has been stuck in the threads for a little over 2 years now haha
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Posted 23 April 2013 - 06:38 PM

instead of a liquid i would suggest a small amount of never seize, very small amount.. not getting too scientifical, but when you force steel into alum over time you get cross metal contamination and an excessive amount of thread stretch in the alum. never seize will prevent this from ever happening again while not affecting your asa. i use a tiny dab on my set up and it's never stuck.

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 08:40 PM

I don't think there would be any metal contamination. Its a brand new reg.

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 08:52 PM

anytime steel contacts alum the way a tank does to an asa you have cross metal contamination, it isn't much but as the threads on the asa stretch and wear you have to apply more force to the asa to get the tank to seat. in turn causing a (weld or bond) in some extreme cases.




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