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can a smog pump be used as a compressor

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by solowookie, Oct 3, 2001.

  1. solowookie

    solowookie 1/2 ton status

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    OK,

    now can the smog pump be used as the compressor? I'm not using air injection because I don't have emmisions here. I still have the smog pump connected, and I am wondering if it would be possible to hook this up as a compressor somehow?

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    No, it doesnt build enough psi.

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  3. HarryH3

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    It's designed to move a large volume of air at low pressure. For a compressor, you need a pump that moves a small volume of air at high pressure. [​IMG]

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  4. solowookie

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    wow, bummer guys... this would be such a simple solution too! man that would just be cake to setup, but I guess I start looking for a york to put where my smog pump goes.

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    You can use it as a crankcase evacuation pump tho.

    If ya can't stop.......Smile as you go under! [​IMG]
     
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    hah hah hah... [​IMG] LOL

    hey I didn't know if it pumped hard enough or not (assumed no, or somebody would have done it)... however I did know it pumped are because it was sitting there with the lines disconnected pumping air. thought I'd ask cuz it would have made things real easy

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    Jeff, come on now! Something easy that is good?! I dont think that it is possible! If its kool, its gonna be a lot of work! Guaranteed!

    If ya can't stop.......Smile as you go under! [​IMG]
     
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    I know I don't know what I was thinking... LOL [​IMG]

    actually I'm gonna go looks through the junk yard here tomorrow... I've looked through it a little, but I'd like to look through it a lot better cuz I'm not sure what all they have there.

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    The smog pump also doesn't have the clutch. It would keep pumping the air into the tank and out the overflow. It'd work, but everyone would keep telling you that it sounds like your tire's leaking...

    Why do people keep calling it a Bronco!!!!! [​IMG]
     
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    LOL... actually I thought about that, but I wan't sure how I was going to solve it. [​IMG] I thought before I really worried about that though I'd see if it was even possible.

    I'm still not sure, even with the low pressure, that there wouldn't be a way to accomplish what I'd want to do. however, I'm sure it would be much more complicated and expensive to do it.

    I keep thinking there has got to be something that can take that low pump pressure and compound it, but I'm not very good at physics.

    like I said, if it is possible I'm sure much more expensive and more difficult then other options.

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    There IS something that can take that low pressure and compound it. Another pump! [​IMG] But the 2nd pump will need to be capable of high pressure, so you might as well just use the 2nd one as the only one. [​IMG] [​IMG]

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    yea that figures...

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