Question about Air Tools & Compressors
First check oil level in both the engine AND the compressor if it has an oil sump.
It ounds like the piston rings or cylinders are scored causing the engine to have no power under load and to burn oil, and the compressor may also be seized.
if there is the correct amount of oil in the engine then consider an oil change and add some
Ametech Engine Restorer Oil Additive
www americantechnology co uk
to both engine oil and the compressor oil (providing it also uses ordinary engine oil too)
Posted on Oct 20, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
ITS A POSSIBILITY AND YOU BETTER HOPE ITS NOT SPINNING BECAUSE THE SCREW COMPRESSOR IS LOCKED UP. CHECK THE OIL LEVEL IN THE SUMP AND SEE IF THE ROTOR WILL TURN WHEN NOT RUNNING. TYPICALLY THE DIESEL ENGINE WILL TURN HIGHER RPMS WHEN IT HAS NO DRAG ( NO COMPRESSOR HOOKED UP ). YOU CAN GET THE PARTS FROM INGERSOL RAND OR ANY RENTAL YARD - UNITED, PENSKE, SUNBELT, ETC. THEIR MECHANIC SHOPS ARE USUALLY FOR HIRE AND CAN EVEN INSTALL IT FOR A CHARGE. ALSO MAKE SURE NOTHING BUILT A NEST IN THERE. IF YOU REMOVE THE SCREW, MAKE SURE AND WATCH FOR SHIMS. THOSE SHAFTS NEED TO LINED UP PERFECT TO REDUCE VIBRATION. GOOD LUCK
Posted on Apr 07, 2009
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