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Tippmann Custom 98 simply NOT WORKING

I just recently bought a 20oz co2 tank, however when screwed in and the gun cocked, I get nothing. Not so much as ball in the barrel. What is the problem?! Gun hasn't been touched in over 2 years. I also have another 9oz tank which also doesn't seem to work.

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Instead of buying a rebuild kit, just ask tippmann, they'll be happy to send you one and help ya out. Also I'd recommend joining the forum www.98og.net, its a great helpful forum and im sure if you run a search there you'll be able to fix your problem.

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Just bought a tippmann 98 act took it home went to test and it still broke like everyother ball. Is it the balls or possibily to much veloicity? does it make a difference co2 or compressed air?


The velocity adjustment is probably way too high.
This causes too much propellant to enter the firing chamber.
There should be an Allen screw on the side of the gun where
you can adjust the velocity. Try backing the screw out a turn and see what happens.
Here is your owners manual to help you.
http://www.paintballadvisor.com/manuals/Tippmann%2098c%20manual.pdf
CO2 is very hard on O-rings so if you can use air you are better off.
I use an A-5, Autocockers, Smart Parts Ions and more.

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I was playing today and my 98 custom just started leaking CO2 from all the cracks it froze up and ice started coming out of the barrel. what happened and how can i fix it??


your tank loosened up, the co2 freezes the rubber seals they will have to be replaced, you can order a repair kit from the website, change out all the rubber seals on the gun and your co2 tank

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First time user I just got a tippman marker and doesnt look like the C)2 is working? Is there something that needs to be done to get to work out of the box?


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Feb 13, 2011 | Tippmann 98 Custom Act Paintball Gun

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I attempted to put a car stock on my Tippmann 98 custom and took apart the gun but the stock didnt fit, now when i put it back together and shot it with my tank connected the gun wont stay cocked and...


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Basically speaking, air is air. Now it's the pressure that's the concern. co2 bottles use a regular valve that has a pin in it and opens to allow the gas through. High Pressure Air - HPA is the same concept but since the pressure with co2 is built up by expanding gas, HPA has to do it with pressure only. So the tank is pressurized a LOT higher than co2, but there's a regulator on the tank valve to bring the working pressure into the marker to the proper level.

So yes, you can use "air", but you need to make sure it has the right output for your marker. (i.e. not a low pressure HPA valve.).

You'll have the same problem though, getting someone to fill the bottle. Check with your local airsmith and paintball fields and stores. If they have co2 they would have HPA, but some do only deal with HPA since it's "easier" in some cases.

You may have to check around. Sometimes hardware stores have a small section in back, or you can check with the paintball places around to see if anyone in your area is equipped. Some teams have their own tanks, especially if there's not a place to get fills locally.

There's also online communities like Brigade and various paintball sites where you can check around for other players. Someone may have a co2 fill tank, a scuba tank for HPA, or a group that gets tanks together to make a run and get them filled somewhere.

Good luck!

Play hard, play safe, play with honor!

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In cold weather it wont fire, it acts like its running out of co2 it goes full auto.


make sure you replace all of the internal o-rings for commpression. one may be worn slightly and contracts when cold allowing gas to escape

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