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Compressor started leaking while using sprayer.Now engine won" bu


Compressor started leaking while using sprayer. Used it until leak got bad. Tuned it off. Now I have taken it out to see if I can tell if it is a gasket or what. But can't budge the engine. It seems froze . Oil is OK

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  • waking2 Apr 16, 2009

    This is 3600 PSI HONDA 13 hp EXHP 3640 COMPRESSOR # RKV4G36. IT STARTED LEAKING COPRESSOR OIL. I CONTINUED USING IT UNTIL I FINISHED MY JOB. IT WOULD START DURING THE TIME I USED IT. NOW I HAVE TAKEN IT OUT TO SEE WHY COMPRESSOR IS LEAKING AND THE ENGINE WILL NOT TURN.

  • waking2 Apr 16, 2009

    PLUG IS DRY. WHEN I SAID ENGINE WON'T TURN OVER I MEAN I CAN'T MAKE THE PULLEY TURN.I HAVE TO GET ENGINE TO RUNNING SO I CAN TRY YOUR METHOD OF CHECKING LEAK IN COMPRESSOR.

  • waking2 Apr 16, 2009

    I must not be explaining myself well enough. When I pull on crank rope it will not budge . It is like it it froze up. I think you are on right track but please advise if I am not wording it right for you to understand. Thanks

  • waking2 Apr 17, 2009

    Is this a guess ?? How did u come to this conclusion ?? Can it be fixed by amertuer or does it need to go to shop ???

  • waking2 Apr 17, 2009

    The engine oil is full and has always been. The oil comming out of the copressor was a silver color.Had I run it out of oil it would have killed itself. As I stated I was still able to crank it when I put it away.

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The pump was able to run (crank) when still warm because it was still thermally expanded.
now that it has cooled - the pistons and block have shrunken, and the pump has seized.
The silver stuff you saw extruding was bits of aluminum from the block!! Theres nothing else in there but oil.
I would venture to say you have at minimum blown a piston seal!
You will need a new pump. If the piston has scored the inside of the block bad enough, replacement is your only option.

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Please explain what is leaking?

Posted on Apr 17, 2009

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    yadayada Apr 17, 2009

    the oil u saw was not compressor oil but engine oil getting into the compressor due to a piston or broken ring in the engine, you ran the engine out of oil and now it is frozen up.

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You have destoreyed valve/piston assembly,crankcase will not turn because piston head is seized inside cylinder.

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Check and eventually replace the hose from the filter to the gun. Clean the compressor with gasoline, then put it in pressure and release it trying to blow as much oil through the lines as possible. This will let you know where the leak is.


Posted on Apr 16, 2009

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    Ginko Apr 16, 2009

    I the engine wont turn, check the spark plug, if the leak is from engine block, then the plug is probably soaked in oil.

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    Ginko Apr 16, 2009

    To start the engine check the spark plug, check air intake, and leave engine to rest for a while, if it does not start check if fuel is getting to carburetor.

    Once engine start do what I already suggested.


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Hi, this issue might occur due to the pressure variance by the unloader/pressure regulator valve or slipping belt on belt drive systems. Worn packings in the unloader will not maintain pressure. Try lowering the pressure to 1000 psi then slowly increase until problem reveals then lower pressure again to maintain steady stream. This problem can also develop if the wrong size tip is used in the gun. Example, if output rating is 3000 psi at 4.5 gal per min and you are using a tip for 3000 psi at 4 gpm. The unloader will release causing variance of pressure. Easy way to lower pressure of system is to increase the size of the tip to 5 or 5.5 gpm in a system rated at 4.5 gpm. This will help!!

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