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eGo-C Leaking Problems. Please help.

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  1. Stevensbox

    Stevensbox Full Member

    Jan 20, 2012
    Long Island, New York
    I've been vaping for about a month now (25 days & no real cigs!!) and my eGo-C (& eGo-T) were working fine untill I started re-filling my tank cartridges. I'm very carful to re-seal the tank and even bought the "soft rubber" caps which I thought would do a good job of sealing. The problem continues, juice leaks down to the battery & leaks up into the mouth/vent path of the cartridge tank (& into my mouth). Vaping becomes restricted & messy (not to mention shirt pocket stains). I've tried keeping the unit up side down in my shirt pocket as soon as I'm done vaping, but that only lets juice go into the mouth/vent path causing more vaping restriction. The only thing that keeps me from having to break down my eGo's & cleaning is keeping it horizontal with the mouth end tipped slightly downward. What am I doing wrong? This is incredibly inconveinient and costly (wasting juice). Please help. I use 100% VG juices.
  2. ckim111

    ckim111 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 2, 2009
    Ok seriously you have to be very handy and or lucky to make the ego c or ego t devices work. My advice is to get a ce2 type clearomizer or a cartomizer and you will be much happier
  3. stevec22

    stevec22 Full Member

    Dec 14, 2011
    NW Arkansas
    I have not had much luck with the eGo-T atties. I think my problem was that I draw too hard and cause the juice to flow into the atty heating element and then every where.

    You might try to draw on the tip very softly. That might work for you.
  4. KeysBum

    KeysBum Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 2, 2011
    Florida Keys, USA
  5. Serpent67

    Serpent67 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 28, 2011
    Smoky Mountains
    Get some boge low resistance 510 connection cartomizers in 2.0 ohm and never look back.

    Once my ego-t started leaking, it never was the same after that.

    Cartomizers are much more efficient and less costly than those overpriced atomizers and the cartridges need to fuel them.
  6. Corley

    Corley Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 24, 2012
    I only fill mine 3/4 of the way. So far no leaks, and I use the soft rubber pieces on the ends too. I read that if you put too much juice in, they will leak. Otherwise, I just make sure I have the rubber piece in really well. I know that's probably not much help, but maybe???
  7. Bawn

    Bawn Super Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 18, 2011
    boynton beach, FL
    dont matter what you do its inevitable.
  8. Stevensbox

    Stevensbox Full Member

    Jan 20, 2012
    Long Island, New York
    I just looked that up & it says they're not good for 100% VG (510 DCTank Combo in Can you suggest anything? Thanks.
  9. Wuzznt Me

    Wuzznt Me Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Mar 2, 2011
    Twilight Zone
    When I used Ego T, type A and B, the only problems I had with leaking were really thin pg juice. Some of the tips I've read on this forum are: When you first puncture the tank take the end back off and carefully remove the tab caused by the puncture. If you've got a trashed atty use it to puncture a new tank. Use a juice at least 30% vg (slightly thick) and when you put the tank on twist it at least a quarter turn to seat it on the wick stem. The juice getting in your mouth is probably condensation. When you let go of the button keep drawing half a second to clear the vapor. If all else fails get some cartos. The tank system did me pretty good really. I still hook one up once in a while. Some have had good luck and some have had bad. They definitly require some tinkering.
  10. B4DJ1N64N

    B4DJ1N64N Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 31, 2010
    That's what i'm experiencing with any tank-atty. Not worth the trouble IMHO. I use carto tanks now, and really happy with them.

    Sent from my mind using my fingers.
  11. Serpent67

    Serpent67 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 28, 2011
    Smoky Mountains
    I used 50/50 vg pg right from the start and still do.

    Leaked regardless.

    For the price of one ego atomizer and the carts, you could get enough top quality cartos that would last you few weeks. Maybe even longer
  12. dodari

    dodari Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 4, 2011
    New Mexico
    My wife and I each have a Joye eGo-T and we each have a Joye eGo-C, making 4 in all. They all leak like H*** after about 2-3 tank uses, no matter how careful one is.

    Took apart 4 of the old T atties and inspected the angled spike used to puncture the hole in the bottom of the tank. Duller than a butter knife! The angled spike on the type-Cs are just as dull. I think the type-C is an attempt by Joye to cover their butts for the failed T situation, namely they all leak. Thus, the puncturing process deforms the tank bottom cap when used the very first time, be it the original hard cap or the rubber soft cap. The hole made will be slightly out of round, deformed, and so, they leak, all of them. I have about 6 friends that I persuaded to try the Ts and Cs and now they are POed at me. Oh well.

    The heat of the atty may be loosening up the hole as well, a bit harder to determine, though likely.

    Looks like 2 significant design errors to me. Hysteretic deformation anyone? Too many years since engineering school.

    As these folks have said, get some cartos. Take care of them and they should serve well. The cartos are working for both of us!
  13. moultons

    moultons Full Member

    Dec 9, 2011
    I've had my Mega EGO-T (Type B) since December with no serious leaking problems, though there are the occasional dribbles in any tank system. One of my three attys did leak a bit, and I solved the problem by pushing down the wick JUST A LITTLE; problem solved.
    One thing I do that may be contributing to my success is that I rinse the whole system (atty, tank, soft cap) after each tank. Then I set it aside to air dry and fire up another setup. With three sets in the rotation, I always have a clean, dry one available.
  14. ckim111

    ckim111 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 2, 2009
    There you go. Proof is in the pudding. It sucks having to throw away something new but you will save time, aggravation and money in the long run. Case in point I had a terrible experience with ovale Eli's which wasn't cheap. Haven't used it for more than 4 hours
  15. mostlyclassics

    mostlyclassics Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Wait until a warm summer day, then put one in your shirt pocket. Very soon your pocket will look like you've been harboring an incontinent chipmunk in it. Besides, you're supposed to vape the e-liquid, not absorb the nicotine via your chest skin.

    IMHO, these sorts of tanks need some serious re-engineering.
  16. moultons

    moultons Full Member

    Dec 9, 2011
    I agree that they have their problems, but try putting it in your pocket with the mouthpiece facing down. This keeps the juice from gravity-feeding through the atty and leaking out at the switch.
  17. Kim151

    Kim151 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 5, 2012
    Guess I had nothing but good luck with the eGo-T and C. Have tried both hard and soft caps. No leaks. Like someone else mentioned, when I fill, I make sure I dont fill it all the way. Also, I never let it go completely empty. On a brand new tank, I make sure I seat the tank all the way in and give it a good full turn twist. Hope this helps!
  18. KeysBum

    KeysBum Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 2, 2011
    Florida Keys, USA
    Most folks that are still liking the ego-t havn't been around long and havn't tried much else.
  19. Demo

    Demo Full Member

    Jan 24, 2012
    Seoul Korea
    Ego-C here. 10 days and no leaks; I switch between 5 tanks often, refill them through the holes made by the atty when inserted (big no-no). I twist them around as well, another big no-no, The only tinkering is when I first puncture a new tank, I remove the plastic from under the top cap (the bit pushed in by the atty puncture).

    I use thin juice and generally store it standing on the battery (the large, flat end) meaning the juice is always gravity-pushed into the atty; even when it is warm, I have no leaks. As for just being inexperienced or not having tried anything else....well, I have not tried any other PV, but this works just fine. Why replace something that works? Haven't replaced/cleanned the atty yet (and don't plan to; at $5 each, they are disposable, IMO) and seeing that I don't vape anything crazily-flavored (which I think is what gums up attys), they still burn well and the taste is good. The only problem I have with the tanks is the size; they need refilling a bit too often for my taste, but no biggie. There are bigger tanks available, so I just have to find those.
  20. terry0769

    terry0769 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 11, 2010
    not sure if it will be the same on an ego-c but the ego-t I found taking to long a drag or more to the point a fast drag would cause leaks
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