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G260 vs d420?

Discussion in 'Regulators' started by Ryan Wininger, Feb 9, 2021.

  1. Angelo Farina

    Angelo Farina Marine Scientist

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    Well, in reality Scubapro is still producing parts compatible with my old 109s and 156s, dating back to the seventies and the eighties, respectively. And these parts are the same for the G250-G260.
    So I would not be worried of lack of parts for this line of regs, it is the series with longer production time, and the only one which has never been discontinued, they just evolved maintaining full compatibility with the past.
     
  2. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Woof! ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    @buddhasummer can probably be a little more descriptive on the NLA parts issue...
     
  3. jakehbk

    jakehbk Contributor

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    He means hard parts most likely. Scubapro still makes parts kits for nearly every reg they've ever made. But if you crack the case or damage the front cover you're not guaranteed that a newer part from another reg will fit.
     
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  4. Bald Wookie

    Bald Wookie Contributor

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    I haven't dove the 420 yet but I do like having the adjustment for cold water diving. If there is any sign of a free flow I can dial the breathing effort up and keep going for a bit.
     
  5. Open Ocean Diver

    Open Ocean Diver ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    What do you do for new exhaust valves for your 156? I’ve broken a couple.
     
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  6. Kupu

    Kupu Polliwog

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    The Trident 26mm purge valve has worked for me.
     
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  7. buddhasummer

    buddhasummer Bat sh.t crazy

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    Or VDH sell after market ones IIRC.
     
  8. buddhasummer

    buddhasummer Bat sh.t crazy

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    Whilst Angelo is correct re cross compatibility on some parts, there are are specific parts such as case, faceplate, barrel and adj knob that in some regions are already NLA. Ditto original main diaphragm. Exhaust valve, original blue, is NLA world wide.
     
  9. p_kos

    p_kos Contributor

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    Some Halcyon parts might work and may be available for longer. They redesigned the Halo second stage only a year ago. Probably not as easy to source though.
     
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  10. buddhasummer

    buddhasummer Bat sh.t crazy

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    You are right, actually harder to source than SP. Halcyon no longer use blue main diaphragms or blue exhaust valves. And the new face plates, well, let's not talk about that abomination.
     
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