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Scubapro G250 can't be serviced??

Discussion in 'Regulators' started by SlyStrat, Apr 2, 2021.

  1. buddhasummer

    buddhasummer Bat sh.t crazy

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Nanny State
    12,101
    4,620
    FTR, I can do the G250V/G260 kit with S-wing poppet, new spring and long crown X type balance chamber, C clip and flow vane O vane for around $40, just over. I don't get dealer prices, it is all new stock OEM though. Manual, schematics and assistance FOC. Of course I mark prices up but it's not by a whole bunch and I need to cover shipping and import costs.
     
  2. buddhasummer

    buddhasummer Bat sh.t crazy

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Nanny State
    12,101
    4,620
    "The poppet spring and balanced chamber will have to be replaced, each no more than couple of dollars."

    I misread, my apologies. I saw poppet, spring and balance chamber. There was no comma.

    But still, a couple of dollars for anything SP blows my mind.
     
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  3. rsingler

    rsingler Scuba Instructor, Tinkerer in Brass Staff Member ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Napa, California
    5,638
    7,184
    Looking at the two balance chambers in this post above: two balance chambers
    I am struck not by the extra length of the narrow sleeve (that's a good thing), but by the apparent extra height of the base. I wonder if this will affect minimum cracking effort in a G250, because there is a limit to how far you can screw out the adjustment knob. I seem to recall being frustrated by an old G250 that I just couldn't get low enough. But I can't recall which balance chamber it had...
     
  4. buddhasummer

    buddhasummer Bat sh.t crazy

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Nanny State
    12,101
    4,620
    FWIW I always use the long crown balance chambers on s-wing converted G250s and have never noticed anything. Most often if I have a cracking effort issue it's that it's too low.
     
  5. Centrals

    Centrals Barangay Pasaway

    # of Dives:
    Location: Hong Kong
    9,699
    3,545
    I believe the OP should seriously consider DIY!
    All the info is here and plenty of knowledgeable persons offering FREE advice.
    Trouble shooting is easy in the future especially you know how the thing works.
     
  6. SlyStrat

    SlyStrat Registered

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Ohio
    68
    33
    I appreciate all the advice and info.
    I'll figure out what I'm gonna do soon.
     
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  7. buddhasummer

    buddhasummer Bat sh.t crazy

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Nanny State
    12,101
    4,620
    Like I said, I can get you all the parts you need, manuals, schematics and assistance. Feel free to follow up by messages if you go down this road. Parts from me or anyone else if you can get cheaper is still the road I recommend, DIY isn't that hard if you've the inclination, time and a modicum of brain power. Good luck with what ever you decide.
     
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  8. couv

    couv Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: 13th floor of the Ivory Tower
    6,019
    3,870
    ^^^Agree with this^^^
    However, I am very interested to hear the quote his LDS gives him for parts and labor.

    FYI here is a video of the rebuild process.
     
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  9. buddhasummer

    buddhasummer Bat sh.t crazy

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Nanny State
    12,101
    4,620
    Yes, what it costs a dealer, shop staff etc etc means very little to the average consumer. I'm also interested in cost to customer, the rest is all but irrelevant.
     
  10. Centrals

    Centrals Barangay Pasaway

    # of Dives:
    Location: Hong Kong
    9,699
    3,545
    I am glad that I never ventured out from Apeks!
    No up-grading(except the 5th port on some models) or even special tool required!
     

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