Question about Air Tools & Compressors
How much torque do I need on the head gasket
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I would say the head or block is warped. Use Majic Marker to cover the mating surfaces , the head can be rubbed on a flat surface like a cast iron table saw to find the high spots, or the head can be rubbed on the block.
Careful work with a good flat file will remove the high spots.
The torque value sounds low even for an aluminum block, you could check with a small engine shop to get their opinion.
Posted on Apr 25, 2009
SOURCE: Kobalt oil leaking from cylinder
Probably would not hurt to check the bolts ... I would expect a little weeping in this application
Posted on Dec 07, 2009
Testimonial: "Looks right with needing to tighten the bolts and check for leaks. I'll torque to 14-16 lbs-ft like the manual says."
Your compressor is designed to be used in a shop situation (not portable) and is usually wired to a switch box similar to how your central air condenser is wired. It can however be wired with a short cord to a 220v plug. Your compressor motor is most likely wired to the pressure switch so all that you need do is to connect your pigtail from the pressure switch to the wall. You can buy all the parts that you will need at Lowes. You will notice that your motor has two wires going thru the contacts of the pressure switch. The inside cover of the switch will clue you in to wiring but if it does not have an illustration just match the black to black and white to white (110 v lines) and green to the ground screw at the pressure switch. Here is a good web site for another view: http://www.ehow.com/how_5041165_wire-air-compressor.html
Posted on Nov 05, 2010
SOURCE: kobalt 60 gal compressor 221565
This is the most popular switch used on compressors but may not be exactly what you pressure switch looks like. You will need to determine how the contacts transfer power across the terminals. Lets number the terminals from left to right 1,2,3,4. On this switch notice how power crosses from 1 to 2 and from 3 to 4. You can determin how power is transfered on your switch by using meter. On this switch, leads from motor (load) would be connected to 1 and 4 and line in ()would be connected to 2 and 3. Determine with meter which leads from your pigtail are 115v each. Pigtails have either 3 or four wires depending on your wall plug configuration. You will only need the two 115v lines (connected to 2 and 3) and a ground wire connected to green screw. Under the cap of the pressure switch, there should be a wiring diagram to assist you for your particular switch. Good luck
Posted on Mar 19, 2011
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