Hey everyone, so a little upset that right after I purchased all these parts, I started having issues and the a5og site is down and has been for about a week now :/
Basically I had a stock A5, pre-2011. I bought all TechT stuff and decided to upgrade it. Got the Vortex mod, Lightning rod, QEPH, Squishy Paddles, Zero-Kick Hammer and an E-Grip from Tippmann.
I installed it all, as well as polished the internals while it was all apart. The next day I test fired it, no leaks at all, one thing I did notice though, it was shooting very hard and loud. I don't have a chrono so I have no way to check it unless I go to a field. I did adjust it so it was a bit better.
The issues I am having though are as follows:
E-Grip misfires/doesn't shoot sometimes. Let me explain, I press the trigger, the gun shoots, paint comes out, sometimes though (actually very frequently), I press the trigger, I hear the E-Grip click trying to move the sear, but the sear never releases the rear bolt.
Breaking paint, a lot of it.
I have come to the conclusion that it could be a couple things, for one, which I think is most likely, the rear spring was never changed, not sure if the tension is too high, which would explain it shooting hard, breaking paint, and not allowing the sear to release, too much pressure against the sear I guess?
Also, thinking it's possibly the E-Grip is not building enough charge in the capacitor and not sending enough power to the sear to be release the bolt. I also blew through batteries very quickly, at least where I noticed the light was flashing red after only about 100 - 200 shots. Have changed the battery 3 times.
Or could it possibly be something with the QEPH, which might be more to the issue that it is not cycling paint into the chamber quickly enough, I know it cycles air more efficiently, at least what I have read, not entirely sure what this effects though.
Sorry for the book, I am going to the pro shop tomorrow to get an opinion from them and also purchase a spring kit and give that a try. But I would like to get an opinion from anyone that has experience on the A5 or a similar setup, any help is greatly appreciated!