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    Quote Originally Posted by smokeythecat View Post
    Steve, when I was using mine, you hadn't come up with the shafts yet.

    I probably should watch the "Gremlins" movie again.
    Smokey -- I know, just pulling your chain!

    Steve
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    Equinox leaking causes = BAD DESIGN.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan(NM) View Post
    I spoke with one of the repair tech's at the Minelab repair center. I asked him about the leaking issue.

    3 of the problems are with the battery compartment. One was the o-rings, second was the actual screw that held the battery door shut, cracking issue and 3rd was the one way bladder. Apparently the one way valve wasn't glued into place properly and was, from what I could gather, the biggest issue when it came to water intrusion.

    He said there were quite a few failures with the new replacement pods when they did the pressure test before sending them to the customer.

    I forgot to ask about the brass inserts, if that was an issue or not, he never brought it up. He never did mention anything about aftermarket shafts, more of a defective parts problem.
    Hi Dan

    Had a friends machine with brass inserts problem. We had those inserts out. They dead end into the plactic housing of the Equinox. Unless there was serious cracking of plastic I see no way for water to get though that location. We re-epoxied his into place and now he uses a custom grip, not the pod for a grip.

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    I would say if you REALLY want to get in the water get an Excalibur. That's what I just recommended to a friend who is on a quest to find a lost locket in a lake.
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    It finds the goods though, and is still the best all around detector I've ever used. If something happens to mine, I'd buy another in a heart beat.
    agree 100% and get a new 3 year warranty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by midalake View Post
    Had a friends machine with brass inserts problem. We had those inserts out. They dead end into the plactic housing of the Equinox. Unless there was serious cracking of plastic I see no way for water to get though that location. We re-epoxied his into place and now he uses a custom grip, not the pod for a grip.
    midalake -- exactly what it looked like to me, when I examined the inside of the handle. Those four inserts are inserted into solid plastic portions of the handle. And just as you said, without some SERIOUS cracking (which would not be expected), the brass inserts simply pulling free from the plastic would NOT be a place for water intrusion to occur. Whoever it was that made the statement initially, was -- in my opinion -- simply trying to deflect blame onto others, for what is clearly a Minelab issue...

    Steve
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