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Replacing manifold on porter cable compressor

How do I get the actual compressor housing out of the way so I can remove and replace the manifold?

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    mesoclutch Jun 27, 2012

    Paul I am having the same problem. Did you figure out how to get the manifold on?



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SOURCE: My porter cable compressor isn't shutting off

Dear JG,
The probably is probably the pressure regulator switch. It's the box the 110 vac wires come from the outlet and go into. Reset the switch or replace it. Note! overfilling an air pressure tank is extremely Dangerous. The tank, fittings, compressor head and or related parts may explode resulting in property damage as well as serious and potentially fatal personal injury.
Good luck,

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SOURCE: Crank bearing cap blew out on Porter cable air compressor

Your compressor is sold under various part #s depending on brand name. The link below is the breakdown for ac-0171. You will notice that there is no vent to release internal pressure. Most brands have a filler/dipstick which is also a vent. As the compressor wears there is a normal increase in crank pressure caused by pressure passing thru the rings. I have seen home made vents installed on the bearing cap. If you are creative you can make one yourself using the same cap or a metal cap (axel bearing cap) that fits the opening. A crankcase vent is a very simple device. A small hole to atmosphere with a bit of oil resistant foam behind to prevent oil from being blown out the hole. Works best when there is a vent tube about a couple of inches long to catch any oil and allowing it to run back down into crank. Remember that there is oil sloshing around inside the pump. Examine several brands of compressors for vent and try to recreate that on yours. One thing in common about vents is that they are usually located pretty high up above the crankshaft. You could also try lowering the cut-out pressure on your compressor to reduce back pressure. Good Luck on your repair.

Posted on Apr 23, 2009

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SOURCE: Porter cable pancake unit blows air after shut off.

tap on the check valve with a metal object. Its sticking open. The check valve is the brass fitting on top of the tank. When the valve sticks open it emits air from the area of the engine. If that doesn't work (which I would be surprised it doesn't), you'll need to purchase a new check valve. Good Luck!

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SOURCE: porter cable stand-up air compressor starts but air won't fill up

Might be the unloader valve is stuck. if so there will be hissing noise from switch assembly and you may have to get a new one.

Posted on Jun 06, 2010

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SOURCE: The drain plug on my Porter Cable pancake

Yes...the drain valve on the bottom of the tank is just a standard 1/4 Drain Pedcock that you can purchase at most hardware store.
You can also find these in the hardware section of Lowes or Home Depot where they sell the Air Compressors.

Posted on Oct 24, 2010

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Ok, the post shows 2 model numbers, so I will provide links for both. Be sure to only pay attention to the model number you actually have.

For a model C3151, an oilless compressor, the only way to get the connecting rod is by buying a piston kit, there is no individual replacement. KK-4835 is the part number and it runs about 50.00.
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Now if you have a C3551, an oiled compressor, the entire Eccentric Rod Assembly will have to be replaced. The part number is Z-D22207 and it runs about 100.00.
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According to Porter-Cable (Delta) themselves, they had lots of bad regulators on these compressors. I'm waiting for one myself. Same issue

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How can i install the air manifold?

You might have to remove the motor. I had a devil of a time with the same problem with my Craftsman.

There are two screws on the bottom that allow removal - I guess you found those already.

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