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Another on-board air compressor alternative

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BurbinOR, Mar 11, 2002.

  1. BurbinOR

    BurbinOR 3/4 ton status

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    i was going to post this as well
     
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    m j 1/2 ton status

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    your typical sanden ac compressor is supposed to work real well
    guy on POR said he has run one for years with no oiling
    I am going to try that route
     
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    BurbinOR 3/4 ton status

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    Do you have a link to a 'Sanden AC compressor'? I'm open to exploring all options before I go with something, but am I getting that right, it's 'AC' power?
     
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    ac = air conditioning
    sanden is the common compact multi cylinder aluminum compressor

    http://air-tique.jeepgear.com/osb/showitem.cfm/Category/113

    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.justaimlinks.com/compressor_belt_eng.htm>or even the one on the above listed site that he doesnt tell you its a sanden</a>

    every junkyard will have tons of them as they are super common
     
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    You are correct, the Sanden type compressors work very well the only issue being oiling. I pour about 1 OZ every 3rd trip out to oil mine and I have been running it over a year now.

    Check out my link with pictures of the compressor and setup in my fist gen blazer.

    <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Robzilla-Photos/aaa>http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Robzilla-Photos/aaa</a>

    Robzilla
     
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    Now that's what I call a brainlock...........anyway, I'll keep my AC operational and add either a PowerTank or 12V high volume/high pressure.

    Thanks tho.
     
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    How do you have your's mounted............on the fenderwell or where? You got the same one (4CFM for $279 one)?
     
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    Frank,

    My standard AC still is operational, I added another compressor with a custom mount. I have two under the hood.

    Robzilla
     
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    Thanks, I'll check out your webpage about that..............figured in AZ you wouldn't go without it............tho when I lived there, in the 8 years in the Valley, I had AC probably 2 years..............
     
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    Check these out. I saw them at an offroad event and they sweet(but expensive!).<a target="_blank" href=http://oasis-off-road.com/page4.html>http://oasis-off-road.com/page4.html</a>
     
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    I could be wrong actually, it was the GM a6 that i found on a pirate search.
    teflon pistons...
     
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    Cool, thanks...........
     

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