Aspire Nautilus constantly flooding

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  1. nj4ck

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    Hey there,

    I hope I'm not posting this in the wrong section, but I have a problem with my Aspire Nautilus:

    it keeps flooding all the time. After closing it up, I get about 3-4 clean drags before it starts gurgling and vapor production goes down to almost nothing. The vapor also starts to really burn in the back of the throat, and loses all the taste. I think its the place where the chimney meets the head, that's where the juice appears to be leaking in. I already bought new upper hardware which arrived just yesterday, and at first it seemed to have solved the issue, but now it's started again. When I shake the Nautilus, I seem to be able to shake tons of juice out the front end, everytime it starts gurgling again.

    The only way I can get it to work is by screwing it down uncomfortably tight, so tight that I'm afraid I might strip the threads on the inside of the chimney, where it screws onto the head. I was already getting metal shavings in the juice with the old upper hardware.

    Has anyone else had this issue and if so, has anyone been able to solve it?
     
  2. Steam Powered

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    I'm not an expert but I do have a Nautilus. The last one with 4 vary airflow holes and I've not had the first gurgle in the couple weeks I've had it. Sure you didn't get hooked with a clone? There's clone's of this tank out there that look very close, packaging and all.
     
  3. brad527

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    if your not using the bvc coils, you need to. also, check the serial number @ aspirecig.com. there are a lot of clones out there
     
  4. Zamazam

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    Try opening it up to the biggest airflow setting and increasing the power to 9 or 10 watts.
     
  5. Doots

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    You might have a clone or not.. I would try the bvc coils. I think myfreedomsmoke has the mini for something like 16 bucks.. might not be a bad deal to just get a new one. Another thing you can try is taking it apart and cleaning real good in hot hot water and soak and rinse real well. put it back together.. I always blow water thru the air intake ports just to keep them clean.. I never have issues with this but I am using bvc coils only. Dont like their dual coils..
     
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    I get the gurgling and leaking once in awhile with mine too and it's not a clone. From doing some research online I find out a few things. If you can, try to keep it filled over the 2 ml mark. Also, when it starts gurgling, change the airflow setting, then take a few draws. Then go back to your previous setting. It's best to do this at a high wattage as well. That usually does the trick for me.
     
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    When you say you seem to be able to shake tons of juice out the front end do you mean out of the drip tip at the top? At one time we'd say the gurgling can be resolved by changing your o-rings.

    I remember when we were getting those burns in the back of the throat from protank heads. It was the heads. There was no solution except find better heads (actually we ditched the protank in the end). Metal filings in the juice? That'll be from badly fitting threads. I know you don't want to and probably aren't going to but you really need to ditch it.
     
  8. kickbackpunk

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    I've had 4 of these tanks now and let me say that when it works they are awesome. The problem is they are extremely unreliable. They leak like crazy and after talking to many people, forums and you tube and always making sure the tank is tight the atty is tight and this and that. The bottom line is they are poorly made and do not seal well. Sometimes you get through a whole tank with no problems next you'll go through 3-4 coils in a week because of leaking. The seal around the glass top and metal chimney does not seal well and cause negative pressure in the tank. The other problem is that the chimney is poorly made and is press fitted to the top metal cap (the place where your drip tip goes) and fails over time causing the chimney to not sit straight in the tank which then causes more negative pressure and the juice heading for the air holes instead of into the atomizer.

    I have reached out to Aspire at least a dozen times and they refuse to acknowledge any issues or replace. They keep referring you to a local vendor who has been kind enough to replace my tanks twice. I've also bought a new mini version. Two days in the same issue. Thick or thin juices make no difference, the seal in these tanks are just unreliable. Folks remember these are Chinese mass manufacturers, the idea of quality control is nonexistent and there is no laws governing the manufacturing process. Vaping products right now is hit or miss.
     
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    I've had 3 of the mini nautilus with BVC for a month now without a gurgle, leak,or dry hit. Changed coils after 2 weeks just because I wanted to. I love these things. It's the only atomizer I've ever had that never ever leaks. Super reliable. I wonder if some are not screwing it down tight enough, or are cross threading it (mine all screw down very easily), or have clones. QC from China manufacturers seems better than USA these days to me. I wish I could help, but have had zero problems.


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    Thanks Vapedick, I have spoken to plenty of people that are not having problems too, not sure if not being authentic is necessarily an issue since it's a simple device to copy. Like I said earlier when it works it's awesome it just too much of pain to be able to use everyday. I think tanks in general are not perfect and since we are dealing with liquid, air and pressure, these devices have to be manufactured to exacting standards to be consistent and reliable. For those that are having no issues great your one of the lucky ones. For those that are having issues I know exactly how you feel and I have moved on from this tank. I am using a Joyetech Delta which is not perfect either but having much less issues then with the Nautilus.
     
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    The new BVC heads seem to be bulletproof, and give a much nicer Vape aside from their reliability
     
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    this might sound silly but have you tried using a different drip tip on the tank?

    for what it's worth, im sorry you are having to go through this bullshit. there's nothing more frustrating than having tank/gurgling/flooding problems. whenever i have this crap happen i go through a routine of checks which ultimately yield about %50 success rate. sometimes the song and dance works and sometimes it doesnt

    please post back if you end up finding a relatively foolproof solution. i've never been able to fully escape the maddening behaviors of tank atomizers that you're describing. the best answer i've been able to come up with is to use another tank or rda which really isnt much of a solution at all lol
     
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    I had the same issue aspire took 2 months to reply and said it was the coils and I should try the bdc instead of the bvc I believe. Mine collects dust in a drawer. Worst tank purchase ever. My evod2 performed better. The kanger emow or aerotank mega are a lot more reliable.


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    Hosegarden, that's actually not a bad idea and I have tried using different drip tips with a tighter draw or a more open draw. The larger tips did improve a little at the cost of flavor but once flooding creeped back in it didn't seem to make a difference anymore. Believe me I want this tank to work badly because when it's working it is a great vape. I just dread refilling because it's 50/50 whether it's going to just work or leak all my expensive juice everywhere.
     
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    Here is an interesting video on the subject, this guy says to close the air holes when filling, I have not tried this to the best of my knowledge and will test his theory this weekend.

     
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    Your are right, the tank itself should be easy, but it is the coils that will make the difference. if you get a cloned bvc coil, you have no idea what they are wicked with. the authentic bvc coils work great. I have never had such an easy time with this plug and play coil
     
  17. Steam Powered

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    It really surprises me to hear any complaints on the Nauts. I've got 2 full size and 2 minis, all with bvc 1.6 ohm coils and they've performed perfect for a long time. I run a fedex truck 600 miles a day constantly vaping on them and bouncing around in the cab and never one issue so far. Go figure.
     
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    Well I'm stumped, to try out the theory from the video I posted above, I went bought another Nautilus Mini locally and came home verified the number on the box with the website which stated it was genuine. Filled it with Suicide Bunnies "Mothers Milk" and filled the tank half-way. Doing so with the air holes closed once I screwed the base back on and using the bvc that came with it. Took a couple of primer hits and started to vape. I probably took about 20 hits on it vaping just fine. Hit 21 and it was flooded. Turned upside down and cleared it 5 more hits it's flooded. Using the largest air hole so I am baffled as this is now tank #5 with the same issue, this just can't be bad luck anymore.
     
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    are you running volts or watts? how much?
     
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    I'm running a Provari 2.5 at 4.5 volts
     
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    ah ok thought you might be underpowering it but that's obviously not the case
     
  22. B-RAD

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    It's your coils. I had similar issues on mine. I would try a different tank. The emow from kanger is doing really well. If you wantore juice capacity the aero mega by kanger is a great option. The new upgraded dual coils are lasting a lot longer and can handle higher watts than the previous ones.


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    That's crazy. 5 tanks all bad?? I've never had any flooding. 3 minis and a silo. Are you using the same batch of coils in all of these? I never close my air holes when I refill. You must be doing something wrong, or it's the coils. I can't even imagine how it could flood unless the juice holes were too big in the coil or something like that. I don't get it.
    Damn. These are so good when they work.... Like mine do.



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    Oops I quoted the wrong post in my reply above.
    One more idea. Try screwing the coil into the top tank part first, then put the base on that. Good luck


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  25. Steam Powered

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    I think after 5 and multiple coils you've pretty much ruled out bad luck and it sounds like your setting it up right and you've tried every trick in the book.
    So the only other thing I can think of is your sucking on it to hard and that floods it. Wow that sounded bad! May not hit the 'post' button on this comment....ahhh what the hell...:rolleyes:... Wait...I just thought of something. When I got my first Naut. I figured this out. With a empty tank, if I put in less than half (to try a new juice or something) it would flood. If I fill to at least 2/3rds or all full it wouldn't flood. It's weird because if I fill 100% it will vape all the way down to empty and not flood the whole time even when the juice level gets below 1ml. So maybe dump and clear the coil and fill 80 to 100% full if you've not already. Hope this works!
     
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    Think what I'll do for now is try a new batch of coils from several different vendors and see how that goes. I agree with you guys that I think this is coming down to coils, and I have several batches I bought on sale from some new vendors. I do agree that these are not bad tanks and now that I have a collection of them, they are definitely worth keeping as backups.

    B-RAD: Thanks for the suggestion, I got a Aerotank Mega on the way too.

    Steam Powered: Um the suck issue...uh...yeah there maybe is some truth in that. When I smoked I was deep inhaler (this is getting weirder with each word) so you might be on to something.
     
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    LOL yea we might wanna stop on the suck part, it is getting weird. I was out at my local vape store yesterday talking to my favorite vaping guru and asked him about those coils flooding and he said yes he'd heard a couple complaints and they had found that dripping a drop or two of juice directly on the coil after you fill it then hitting it with the air wide open a couple times fixes it. I told him I thought that would cause worse flooding and he said he thought the same thing but has seen it tried and it works. So maybe you could try that.
     
  28. Rami

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    There is a quick and easy fix to the BVC coil flooding problem.
    Just close 2 out of the 4 holes of the coil with a blaster tape or anything else and make sure u closed them right. The coil is getting too much juice than what it should, even with 11 watts.
     
  29. vapedick

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    Thicker juice, and/or more watts. I use mostly vg 85%?, and 13-16 watts.
    Or, you have a bad tank. Or coils. I've never had flooding. 3 tanks and 9-10 coils. Or or or or......


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    I had the same exact problem this morning. I'm new to vaping and my first two tanks went flawlessly. My third wouldn't even hit. Immediate flooding. I got a bunch of 3mL samples and after the first two I was feeling that using the whole bottle was too much to try for a sample so I only put about 1mL in the tank. I started at a low wattage and worked my way up but it was instantly flooded. I cleaned the whole thing saving the juice. I even had to clean juice out of the top connector of my mod. Tried a second time and instantly flooded. (I know it wasn't a loose seal this time because I tried again with just a little juice after making sure everything was tight.) Added a little over 2mL. Upped my wattage higher than I expected, started at 8, but ended up at 9.5 watts for the sweet spot. Hit great. I'm using 50/50 and a Vamo v5.

    TLDR: Had same problem. Added at least 2mL of juice. Upped wattage to 9+. No issues as I type this.
     
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    same issue here w/my authentic mini and three bvc types from two different legitimate vendors, I have tried every recommendation I could find. filling the tank up as much as possible seems to help out a bit, but I'm still having issues and regretting this purchase.
     
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    I had the exact same problem. Turns out that the top o-ring, from the factory, was flipped the wrong way. The indented circles were facing down when the smooth side needed to be. Once I turned it around and cleaned everything, there was no more flooding. Sean from RBV opened a few new tanks he had and saw that they were in fact flipped the wrong way too. Must just be a mistake in the factory. Hope that helps
     
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    .,xzmcv,.mzxc,vm,zx.mcv,.zxmcv,.mzxc,vzx.m.zcmv,.xmv,.mv,.mzcv
     
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    It's time one of us pussies stood up for ourselves (me included). I can tell you right now, all vaping equipment sucks. I've gone through fake cigs, to ego twist protank mini, to SVT, to nautilis - they all suck huge fucking ass. every coil, every tank, every friggin juice... they all suck...

    I found this post cause MY "Nautilus" constantly floods.... you know what that makes me, you and the guy in the video above??? a bunch of dumbshits, spending money and trying to smoke some china made crud.

    I just threw my SVT in a pond and grabbed some nicotine patches. (not really, cause I'm a pussy :) But I thought about it!! :confused:
     
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  37. Donald Bickers

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    Get a Fucking Life,,,,,if you don't wanna vape,Don't Vape,If you don't like it here then Get The Fuck On Down The Road

    shew now I feel better
     
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  38. J Harper

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    no
     
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    yes
     
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    And that's PRECISELY what I'm saying. Your message is spot on for EVERYONE who spends money on these piece of crap, Chinese made, non-working BS. I haven't met a tank yet, a mod yet, a coil yet, a battery yet, that actually just works for more than a week before it goes south, gurgles, drips friggin juice through the tip, burns up, tastes terrible, shit my battery died again. My paper towel consumption has doubled, and the whole thing is stupid.
     
  41. FM696269

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    you must really suck at vaping (pun intended)
     
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    I see your new here,,,,Welcome to the group,Enjoy ,I presume the gurgling problem with your SVT gurgling may be excessive pond water,I would suggest taking it out of the water,let it dry for at least 24 hrs,clean all the connections real good,then give it a try,,,,let me know how that works,,,,,,,,,,Again welcome to The Underground[​IMG]
     
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    HA! Ok, love it.

    Can you do me a favor and edit or delete my post? I didn't mean to be so krass and brash about it, and I'm not trying to pollute your forum.... add in equal parts frustration, loath of junk that doesn't work as advertised and scotch.... there you have it! :)

    I forgot to mention what the tampon is for... to sop up the juice leaking through the tip :\
     
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    Man from a lot of what I'm seeing here, it has a lot to do with lack of research. I've fixed any and all problems I've had with my 2 protank 2's over the last few weeks without a problem, be it flooding/gurgling/burnt taste, nothing is impossible to fix and by you throwing away your coil and coming to the forums to cry really shows how stupid you are. As for the aspire tanks, IF they are authentic goods, I would have to say check your O-rings, because that seems like the obvious reason for the leaking yall are getting and I don't even have possession of my naut minis yet!
     
  45. ApeMustNotKillVape

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    Thanks for the tip. Mine was installed upside down from the factory. It did help a little.
    But if I leave my mini sitting unused for any amount of time it still floods.
    Don't fire one near your face. It shoots like a pop gun.
    I think they get the reputation for flavor by spitting juice in your mouth.
     
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    I also found that you may have to tighten the base a bit more for it to completely stop the flooding. I haven't had an issue since. I flip it over, screw it onto my mod, then tighten the base to the glass until it wont move anymore. I do not apply a lot of pressure, just turn until it wont turn anymore.
     
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    Are you F'ing serious?

    Let me get this straight. I bought the thing, yeah it's friggin authentic (the fact we even have to worry about that shows a certain level of ridiculousness), I follow the instructions as written by the Chinese, ya know.. that broken half engrish stuff, and you blame me for not "researching" enough?

    What in the hell do you think I was doing when I found this post, asshat? I didn't start it. And then you say I should check my two week old O Rings.. what is this, the friggin Challenger? No I shouldn't have to check my "o-rings", what kind of nerd am I?? I technically SHOULD buy it, and it should technically WORK, out of the box, for more than 2 weeks. I SHOULD shove these o-rings up someone's ass - cause it's bullshit, and that's my point.

    I shouldn't have to flip over any o-rings, I shouldn't have to be told I need to read more on the internet from fumbledorks like you who explain nothing. What I SHOULD do is stop wasting my money on crappy products, grow a garden, down with Monsanto, and live my life.

    I've done enough research.. you know what my research consists of??.... using these stupid products... and from my research, I can tell you, they mostly suck (and not in the way intended, apparently I'm just bad at it...)

    I for one would like to hear you explain your problems, and how you fixed them with your protank 2's. I have 4 of them, and they all cause a problem. So much so, that I bought an aerotank mega, which sucked, and then I bought the Aspire Nautilus, which consequently.... also sucks.. guess I'm a bad researcher, o-ring flipper, china supporter.. dam.. how will I get my nicotine now??

    I KNOW!

    I WON'T.

    Krass out.
     
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  48. FM696269

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    Vape PROBLEMS.

    it aint coincidence that everything is failling on you, its gotta be down to user error somewhere. bad liquids, bad technique, just generally bad, very bad
     
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    Look out here it comes FM:D
     
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    My Nautilus was leaking like grandpa's Depends and I was thinking the same thing J Harper was crying about. Then I pulled my tampon out and tightened the coil, the tank, the post, and the top. I mean really tighten it to where I thought it would break or wouldn't open. It stopped leaking.
    That said, I started vaping a month ago and have gone through a lot of crap in a short time. There is so much shit out there. It consumes a lot of time and money just finding whats right for you. Most juice sucks and cost as much as cigs- make your own. Smoking was much easier except for the wheezing, cancer, death and smelling like dumpster.
    Just a word for the noobs, research, research, and that negative pressure doesn't mean shit if don't tighten you tank like a gorilla.
     

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