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Old 03-29-2015, 07:55 AM  
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Crushed Air/Oil Separator


Well my Saturday was fun. What caused this?
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Old 03-29-2015, 08:08 AM  
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Been there... Done that!

Check outwww.ecompressedair.com/
I found good prices for filters on there

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Been there... Done that!

Check outwww.ecompressedair.com/
I found good prices for filters on there
I already ordered a new one, should be here monday. I love Amazon Prime...

Any idea what causes this?
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Old 03-29-2015, 08:14 AM  
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I couldn't Get answers from my IR dealer, but my thoughts...
Mine did it when starting my unit
The air has to has to be equal on both sides of the filter
Having a open valve somewhere on the line would cause a low on one side.

Now in cold weather, the opposite I do, cracking a valve little, so there is no load till the motor starts....

I went through 3 when I first got my unit. I haven't had one collapses for a long time.
I think too, if the filter has a dent in it that it would be a weak spot for it to hapoen
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Could be a sign of a bad unloader valve or your filter was restricted. As in needing replaced anyway. We've had it to happen before and usually was something to do with a unloader valve repair. The unloader valve is suppose to let the engine start without the strain of trying to build air or minimal air, and start at the same time.
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Foaming of screw oil can saturate filter. If this was the case and unloader stuck or unloader was loaded when cranking this could happen.

Was this the result of after a long run and a shut down for a short period then restart?

What was the circumstances?
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Foaming of screw oil can saturate filter. If this was the case and unloader stuck or unloader was loaded when cranking this could happen.

Was this the result of after a long run and a shut down for a short period then restart?

What was the circumstances?
I accidentally ran the compressor out of fuel. After I refueled it and bled the injectors, it happened.
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I got a new filter in today, however, I have a job in the morning and need fluid for the compressor. I was reading the manual and it says to use Sullair AWF fluid, D-A Torque Fluid, SAE10W Motor Oil, or MIL-L-2104E10W. If I was to go up to the parts store what is the best one I would be able to find? I attached a picture of the oil info for the compressor.
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What caused this?
Up to 14.7 pounds per square inch of atmospheric pressure on a surface that has many square inches?

I'm impressed!

The force required to unbend it will be greater because of work-hardening.

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