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My Powerex Model CS5106H air compressor is spraying oil out the air intake. I assume this means the rings are probably bad. The unit is probably 15 years old. Can you direct me to instructions on how to replace the rings? Or would it be better to replace the compressor with an equivalent Ingersoll Rand which is what my other compressors are. I am wondering if a new IR would fit on the same base.

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I don't know the size of your compressor but I'm assuming it's fair sized since it's not oil less. To change the rings would require dismantling the whole compressor. As old as your compress is you'll most likely need to have the cylinder bored or sleeved. You would need to have a few special tools as well; ridge reamer, ring compressor, fly wheel puller, torque wrench plus maybe a few others that I missed. You should rebuild the whole compressor assembly if you decide to repair the compressor.You may be able to get part at: www.powerex.com or a local industrial tool supply.
I can't tell you if rebuilding or replacing is the best option for you but if it's going to cost you more than 75% of new to rebuild then your probably better off replacing the compressor. I don't know if an IR would fit but if you measure the mounting you should be able find out at: www.ingersollrandproducts.com You should measure diagonally as well.

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Sorry there is no parts available for the compressor.

I would recommend replacing the compressor with a new one. As for it fitting on the base that I could not tell you.

Good Luck

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