refilled the bam on friday to 1.9bar then keep it in the box. but when i took it out today and found it has droped to 0.9bar. where is that 1 bar gone to?
the same thing (as hugo, at the nationals) happened to my bam as well. now i think about it, in both cases the BAM was filled from a "fully charged" 300 bar 10l bottle.........i think what happend was the pressure was just too much, and it pushed the valve open so far/quickly that it some how got stuck and puch the filter off...................to fix my, i dumped the air, reset the valve/filter and smear a bit of silicon grease on the seals/ o-rings. no problem since, and that was about 3-4 months ago.
i gave hugo the same instructions...........it didn't fix the problem then, but afaik, it's fixed now. perhaps Warrick can share some light on this........
i did put a steel washer between the valve and filter. so i think the filter still there and not yet been shoot right thru.
the air leaking seems so slow. took 3 days to drop the pressure. i will test it again and see what happen.
<span class='smallblacktext'>[ Edited Tue Jun 21 2005, 09:37PM ]</span>
Hi guys, air may leak on the bam from to places in particular (if the whole gun has not been dismantled, then it could be leaking all over the place), from the filler valve end if there is no washer in place, as the valve gets stuck in the filter housing. The other place is the firing valv o-ring, do not attemp to do this one your self.
I am reparing a bam now that the owner has attempted to press the Firing valve, what a mess!! The valve body is alu and has been gouged, there was so much oil in the gun the valve was black, most of the screws and gub screws are threaded etc etc.
If you have problem with your BAM send it back to Ramrod (I know this sucks), rather let them pay for the repair than them eventually charge you when the gun stops working all together.
I have been shooting my BAM for over a year and apart from replaceing 1 o-ring have had no problems (to busy working on other rifles to fiddle on mine I suppose).
Bottom line "if it aint broke don't try fix it" and if it is get the importer to pay for the repair!