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Anyone use stock AC compressor for onboard air?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dawson444, Jun 11, 2004.

  1. dawson444

    dawson444 1/2 ton status

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    If you do, what kind of oil do you put it in? When do you put it in? Do you have any type of oil seperator on the outlet? How often do you go through compressors? Thanks!
     
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    Where the hell have you been? /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    A friend of mine has a complete TBI 350 in his CJ7. He uses the stock GM a/c compressor for on board air. He has a small filter on the inlet side and drips some oil from his engine oil dipstick into the inlet each time he uses it. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif It's been going for at least 6 years that I know of. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif Just don't run it all afternoon trying to air up a fleet of truck tires and it should be fine. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    I am running one. It has been in use for 4 years...no problems. I use a adjustible oiler and a seperator. They probubly hold 8-10 ounces. I let it drip once every 2-3 seconds. Fill it up and drain every 4-6 months.

    EDIT: oh and I use air tool oil.
     
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    Thanks for all the help. I have been lurking around some, but been really busy with school and everything. I should be back some now.

    When you said you use an adjustable oiler and seperator, what do you mean? Where in the system do you run these two things? Do you run the oiler on the inlet side, and the sepetator on the outlet side?
     
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    Yep you are trying to oil the AC pump...so you run your oiler before the pump and the seperator after the pump (and before anything you don't want oiled). /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    that penguin bit is halarious /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
    anyway i use a a/c of a dodge it's a v twin pump and you just fill it up i used non det 30w with a oil seperator after just top it up once in a while.
     

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