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The biggest problem is water in the airlines. This can be avoided by adding an air dryer along with good filters and draining the tank daily. Other than this one should do regular maintenance like changing the oil in the compressor crank case as per manufacturers recommendations of more often if used in a dirty environment. Air filters should also be changed often as when they get dirty the restrict the air intake and the compressor will work harder than it needs to and there will be less usable compressed air available.

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  • Low compression, and lots of blow-by forcing oil into the air filter via the the crankcase breather. Sounds like you need a top end rebuild. If you can get your hands on a compression tester, then check it. If it comes in under 120, then certainly time for a tear down and top end rebuild.

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