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Leaking aspire zelos

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  1. Miramooke

    Miramooke Full Member

    Jun 22, 2017
    About a month ago I got an aspire zelos (nautilus 2 tank). I use it with salt nix (50/50) at about 11w using 1.8ohm coils. Aside from the disappointingly short lifespan of the coils, I've been very happy with it.

    But a couple days ago it started to leak from the air holes when inhaling. I took it all apart, cleaned it, replaced a missing o-ring, which did not help. I replaced the (day old) coil and that seemed to fix the issue but a couple days later it started again. I'm sick of sticky hands and wasted juice!

    I feel like I've done everything I can to try to solve it but I'm hoping there's other things I can do. I'm going to bring it to the shop I got it from to see if they can help but if I could fix it at home sooner that would be super!
     
  2. Gratch

    Gratch Super Member

    Jul 9, 2017
    Eek not good, this is the mod i am thinking of gettting next as an upgrade. From what i saw on youtube vids the best thing to do is not to over fill. close the airholes while you refil and then screw on the bell cap and then turn it upside down to fully tighten. Other than that i have no idea. Hope you can get it sorted as this looks like a really good kit.

    Are the coils really that bad?
     
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  3. Miramooke

    Miramooke Full Member

    Jun 22, 2017
    I'm definitely not overfilling. I'll try that upside down thing. Do they say why it helps?

    This round of leaking started halfway through a tank though, not right after a refill.

    This is the only proper kit I've used so I have nothing to compare to but the coils start to suck after 2-3 days (using about one tank a day).

    Other than those issues I like it a lot but at $4 a coil and wasted juice, it's getting pricy and annoying.
     
  4. Gratch

    Gratch Super Member

    Jul 9, 2017
    No idea why it works check out youtube or a search for other things to help. What ratio pg/vg are you using and is it a sweet liquid?
    I have my heart set on one of those but if the coils last so short a time then i will have to rethink. Or maybe they are nock off coils or a bad batch? have you contacted your supplier?
     
  5. Miramooke

    Miramooke Full Member

    Jun 22, 2017
    It's 50/50, it's a tart berry flavour so not too sweet. Very pale yellow in colour.

    I tried a 70vg/30pg and got a lot of dry hits. I think it's too thick.

    The coils are legit, from a good local store and I've gone through a couple boxes. All are about the same. I asked them and they kind of said it's normal that the coil experience declines so sharply and things I've read online support that.

    I like it but I am shopping around for something else. At this point I'm not spending all that much less than I did when I smoked. That's a big part of my motivation to not smoke.

    I'll update after I visit the store tomorrow. If they help fix this problem I'll probably be more positive about it. Right now I'm just annoyed and frustrated.
     
  6. Gratch

    Gratch Super Member

    Jul 9, 2017
    Try a 70pg 30vg juice and double check that you are priming it properly. Maybe the tank is at fault try and get it replaced under warrenty.

    Stick with the vaping you know it makes sense and sometime soon you will begin to save bucket loads of dosh!
     
  7. Gramdogg

    Gramdogg Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 22, 2016
    Fredericton NB Canada
    Upside down thing (finger on driptip) helps some leak prone tanks create a better vacuum seal. I would say the coils are bad so fast because of sweetner in the juice. Authentic Nautilus coils last a few weeks with non sweetned juice. Any B&M is gonna try to sell juice with sweetner so you'll be back for coils more often. What watts are you running to a 1.8ohm? Maybe the 0.7 ohm would suit you better.
     
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  8. r77r7r

    r77r7r ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Feb 15, 2011
    Pa,LandOfTaxes
    You'll be fine, in time. Folks here will get you set.

    A months worth of cigs at todays prices are more than I've spent on vaping since about my join date here. We'll get you on the easy road.

    I've got the Zelos mod also ( Nautilus full sized on top) great battery life and looks good.
     
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  9. stols001

    stols001 Mistress of the Dark Nicotinic Arts Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    May 30, 2017
    What coils are you using? If 1.8 you may wish to try out the 0.7 sub-ohm coil. I am pleasantly surprised with this coil, the firstj one went bad only about 10--11 days in, though I still enjoy that "Pure MTL feeling,"and vape it well within its coil settings at 10 watts for me, no issues. It burns through a little more juice, and more batteries for sure, even at low wattage. But, it's worth it to me to not have my coils gunked, period.

    I can only use VG, I'm intolerant to vaping VG. But even IF I use the odd bit of juice (kinda prefer less sweet in my DIY than most premade juices, and it does fine for the most part. But mainly, if you are having coil troubles try the 0.7 and as low watts as you can, with airhole partially closed? It's similar to the 1.8 as far as performance, but it's a much cleaner vape and with the right settings (airholes, etc) it vapes just beautifully. IDK what the deal is with leakage, except that my tank did overflow once and the opening and closing airholes, will likely work, especially filling it.

    Hope you find a good option forward. :)

    Anna
     
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  10. Miramooke

    Miramooke Full Member

    Jun 22, 2017
    Well I went to the store today and they figured out the leak problem. One of the black.o-rings I thought had snapped or fallen off had just migrated upwards and settled against another black o-ring, so I didn't notice it there. Doh. Problem solved!

    As for the coil life issue, I learned a bit more about that as well. With the juice I use - salt nix - they increase the flavour, I think he said it's because it packs such a nicotine wallop at such a low wattage, they need to include a lot of flavour. And that causes the coils to gunk up faster. They did say to try using the 0.7 coils which might last a little longer.

    So yay, my little zelos isn't so bad after all!
     
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  11. Gratch

    Gratch Super Member

    Jul 9, 2017
    Yay good to hear Miramooke, so would you recommend this unit to me?
     
  12. stols001

    stols001 Mistress of the Dark Nicotinic Arts Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    May 30, 2017
    Glad to hear you had success, Miramooke,

    Happy vaping. Now, come back with a smokalien and its problems. (I kid, I kid!)

    Anna
     
  13. Miramooke

    Miramooke Full Member

    Jun 22, 2017
    In the clear light of day, yes indeed I would! Just keep to max 50% vg.
     
  14. Gratch

    Gratch Super Member

    Jul 9, 2017
    Thanks Miramooke, it is deffo on the top of my list of kits to possibly get. I found this one on sale. Aspire Zelos 50W TC Kit emailed the supplier to see how long the sale lasts as i will be going around my local b&m on monday just to see whats about.
     
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  15. Gramdogg

    Gramdogg Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 22, 2016
    Fredericton NB Canada
    I had a tank that came with 2 rings on the top of the glass and none on the bottom myself. Glad I noticed it right away.
     
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  16. QcVaper

    QcVaper Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 17, 2017
    Canada/Quebec
    I own a first gen nautilus (which i've heard are knowned to leak), i had the same thing at first went fine and dandy loved it,until it started to leak non stop. After doing lots and lots of youtube/google searches i've found that the coil was one of the culprit : tighten it down until it won't budge,not over tighten the tank (top and bottom parts) i've left some loose in both piece and when i refilled it screw the bottom on hand tighten it until it won't turn or gets difficult to turn. Since then i've had 0 issues with it. No idea if this is worth for the zelos but that's what i had.
     
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  17. BrotherBob

    BrotherBob ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Dec 24, 2014
    Sunnyvale,CA,USA
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  18. djsvapour

    djsvapour ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Oct 2, 2012
    England and Wales
    Nice price :thumb: Not seen it less than £44.99 before.

    It's £49.99 at the 'official' shop, but they can kiss my derriere. I hate that shop with an unstoppable enthusiasm. :eek:
     
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  19. Craybee

    Craybee Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 4, 2013
    Washington, DC
    here's a little trick i learned from watching this video. haven't had any leaks from my Zelos/Nautilus kit since. he begins addressing the issue at about 11:50 into it, and gives the solution to it at 13:20 into it. hope it helps.

     
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  20. Throughandthrough

    Throughandthrough New Member

    Sep 6, 2017
    I had the zelos till today when the button completely fried out.... but had problems with it from the begining at 12 watts I was going through 2 coils a week or more at 1.8 and with the .7s they lasted maybe 5 days. Was given an 40w I leaf for temp use and it's working 10x better than the zelos ever did.. and I'm using the nautilus 2 that came with the zelos. BTW I only had the zelos for a month
     
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