Space Kat (=^.^=) wrote:Every single piece of kit I have had "Professionally" serviced has failed first time out.. I have vowed to never pay for reg servicing again and instead be better informed and do the job myself (used to be a motor mechanic so have a bit of nowse in that direction).
But parts are the issue.. it seems the SCUBA industry is extremely negligent when it comes to making parts available so you HAVE to go through a service agent.. this is something that is VERY WRONG in this industry and it must be corrected. I allege that it is more negligent to refuse access to necessary parts than it is to allow the sale of necessary parts to unqualified service technicians. At the end of the day it comes down to individual responsibility.
I can walk into Repco and buy brake pads for my car without being a qualified trade person so why can't I buy replacement seats and o-rings for a simple scuba regulator.
This brings me to my next question - can anyone get ahold of a service kit for a Mares MR12 !!!??
I reckon there is a lot of 'not so good' reg service people out there. Who view it as something they have to do as part of their business.
What parts do you need for your Mares MR12 - you might find that many of the oring are commonly found. If its seats, and filters etc, then...er...I hope some one can point you in the right direction.
You could try these guys.
http://www.deepstop.de/catalog/default. ... bq959hggv0[/url]
They sell Apeks service kits, and sell Mares - I didn't see service kits for the Mares, but they might be able to get them in for you.