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    Is it me or is my 5 Chinese stirrup pump not working?

    Hi all,

    I decided to try and pump my Excalibre up last night, it already had 150 psi in it, so essembled the pump as the instructions say and made sure I had PTFE white tape on all the threads, I can't hear any leaks when pumping but the gauge on the rifle just isn't moving, I must have given it about 50 pumps but no change and no air let off when either relief valve is opened or the inlet plug is pulled out.

    What am I doing wrong, I've always used a bottle in the past but that was years ago and don't own one anymore.

    Cheers

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    Maybe the 5 bit gives you a clue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Murphy View Post
    Maybe the 5 bit gives you a clue.
    You're probably right but others have said it blew the skin off their rice pudding

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    I used mine to inflate my bike tubes. It definitely put air in but the gauge refused to budge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir_SwampThing View Post
    I used mine to inflate my bike tubes. It definitely put air in but the gauge refused to budge.

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    The gauge on the pump moves but I'm not sure what it supposed to measure in? The gauge on my rifle hasn't budged, I may have to get a better whip with a gauge on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by look no hands View Post
    The gauge on the pump moves but I'm not sure what it supposed to measure in? The gauge on my rifle hasn't budged, I may have to get a better whip with a gauge on it.

    Pete
    Funnily, I used mine last week. It definitely put air into my pcp, but the gauge was slow to move. From memory the gauge is in mpa (1mpa to 10 bar)

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    Quote Originally Posted by look no hands View Post
    The gauge on the pump moves but I'm not sure what it supposed to measure in? The gauge on my rifle hasn't budged, I may have to get a better whip with a gauge on it.

    Pete
    The pump guage is in Megapascal not BAR

    200 BAR is equal to 20 Megapascal

    So a shit load of pumping is needed before you see movement in that little guage, as opposed to quite a large movement scale in a BAR guage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steyr View Post
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    I only got it because a lot of people on here where buying them, I didn't even have a PCP at the time and thought it was worth a punt for a fiver, I wasn't expecting much to be honest.

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    I bought one for the push bikes. So far, so good.

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    Mine worked a treat.
    Mine had a blanking plug that could bet fitted in the end of hose to test it.
    I pump to 180 bar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil54 View Post
    Mine worked a treat.
    Mine had a blanking plug that could bet fitted in the end of hose to test it.
    I pump to 180 bar.
    ditto, mine works just fine.
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    Don't want to rub it in but mines fine too. 200 bar in the cyclone
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    May be I'll test it with the blanking plug in, see what happens.

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    Mine works just fine. Make sure the bleed screw is nipped up before you start pumping.
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