Troubleshooting INFERNO/Reaper Air Leaks

If your INFERNO Gen 2 is leaking, use this diagram to determine which O-ring may be faulty. For example, if your engine is leaking from around the nozzle, you should check the location and condition of O-ring #4.

For instructions in replacing an O-ring, please see the INFERNO Gen 2 Owner’s Manual.

If your INFERNO Gen 2 is leaking, use this diagram to determine which O-ring may be faulty. For example, if your engine is leaking from around the nozzle, you should check the location and condition of O-ring #4.

For instructions in replacing an O-ring, please see the INFERNO Gen 2 Owner’s Manual.

Solenoid Leaks

If your INFERNO, REAPER or BOLT HPA engine has low joules and/or inconsistent firing issues, it may be caused by a slow leak from the solenoid.

To test this, disconnect your battery, pressurize your engine and place the endcap of the solenoid in water. Bubbles coming from the endcap indicate an air leak. If your solenoid is leaking, we do not recommend attempting to repair it yourself. Please create a support ticket titled “Solenoid Leak” and attach a photo or video of the leak.

Be sure to dry your solenoid thoroughly after this test.

Cylinder Plugs

The cylinder plugs are part of the manufacturing process and are not adjustable or removable. Never attempt to remove or adjust the cylinder plugs. Doing so will cause leaking and engine malfunction. Already done it? Follow these steps…

  1. Remove the valve from the engine.
  2. Clean the threads of the plug(s) and valve housing thoroughly with acetone or fingernail polish remover and a sharp tool like an O-ring pick.
  3. Apply a small amount of black Vibra-Tite super glue or Loctite to the cylinder plug(s) threads and work it completely around the threads.
  4. Reinstall the cylinder plug(s) flush with the outside of the valve housing. DO NOT screw the plug in all the way as it may damage the valve.
  5. Allow to dry for at least one hour.
  6. Attach an air source and ensure an air-tight seal.

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