Rear Bolt Removal
Non-standard rear hose fitting
Ok, I bought my Ion from a friend of mine 6-months ago as he needed the money. It came with this Strange Ion body. He said that its a great body since the bolt can be serviced without tearing the gun completely apart.
I let the gun sit for a couple of months (it was snowing outside) and finally when I go to play around with the gun and see what it can do... it doesn't work. I go online and find the troubleshooting guide and look up why the bolt is stuck forward. It says that I need to clean the gun and probably replace a number of o-rings. So, I do what it says, first cleaning and then taking the gun to a paintball shop for the o-rings and their diagnosis. They tell me to come back that night and pick the gun up. I get a call about 2 PM and they tell me that the rear fitting is broken, internally broken and that they don't have that part.
I had to buy a new standard body, fitting, firing can, and o-rings as they were bad as well which all cost me around $150. Now, I do think that a normal fitting would work, if they designed their body correctly in the first place.
The moral of the story is to stick with standard parts as much as often, because when little pieces break it can cost a fortune in the end.