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Originally posted by rokcrawla:
<STRONG>how do i use it for tires? and yes i searched</STRONG>
Do a search using "On Board Air"

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Originally posted by Vova:
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i want to use the ac compressor to fill an airtank that I can use for filling tires and stuff like that. My understanding is that the freon contains a lubricating agent and that I need to do something to make up for that. If anyone has pictures that would be very helpful
 

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Put a filter on the intake side and a t fitting big enough to put a little oil in. I use hyper lube everytime I run it, has been running strong.

I have never found any sort of automatic oiler that works well, they all are for the pressure side, like in front of an impact wrench or something, and there isn't enough vacuum on the intake side of the compressor to pull oil out of it......
 

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Well, you'll need to get a oiler, filter, guage, switch, fittings, hose, and tank.
Run the oiler to the ac pump, then to a filter. Then use the fitting to make an outlet and T it to the air tank.
You'll also need to get a switch to turn the ac on/off.
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You can e-mail me if you have question.

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thanks vova, looks like a bit more work than wolfhalen led me to believe, but thats okay. What do you use for an oiler?
 

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I used a mini oiler from the local True Value. I know it's designed for the pressure side, but it sucks the resivoir dry in about 3 tires. I'd say it's oiling the compressor well. Make sure you put the oil separator inline before the tank.

Make sure you have a pressure switch in there. Either get a waterproof one or mount it where it will stay dry(like in the cab). My switch froze on and built up about 200PSI before the lines blew. Waterproofed the switch, and no more problems.

I would definitely get a full size oiler, not the mini one that I have. With my engine at 2500, it sucks that oil down fast.
 

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Get a York AC compressor ad you do not have to worry about the oiler. They have oil in the crank case. here is a good write up. If you go with the Toyota compressor there is a lot of info that you can use. http://www.jedi.com/obiwan/jeep/yorkair.html
 

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Put a pressure switch between the toggle switch and the compressor, so it turns off around 120psi as 'Too tall Trooper' mentioned.
Then a safety blow-off at the tank in case that fails (as mine did once).
Yorks occasionally seem to have a problem 'puking' oil. My stock A/C compressor works fine with a little added oil
 

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Originally posted by whitetoy:
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Yorks occasionally seem to have a problem 'puking' oil. </STRONG>
From what I understand there is an oil passage on the York that needs to be plugged to stop this.

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Originally posted by rokcrawla:
<STRONG>thanks vova, looks like a bit more work than wolfhalen led me to believe, but thats okay. What do you use for an oiler?</STRONG>
I got the oiler and filter, both mini at Graingers. They work realy well with my setup.
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You can also get real nice tanks at Semi truck wrecking yards.
 

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You can also get real nice tanks at Semi truck wrecking yards.</STRONG>
I couldn't find any of those yards in the Sacramento area, so I ended up paying $$ for one from Central 4WD. Where in this area is a good source for those tanks ?
 

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Originally posted by Vova:
<STRONG>I got the oiler and filter, both mini at Graingers. They work realy well with my setup.
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You can also get real nice tanks at Semi truck wrecking yards.</STRONG>
what would be the "right" price?
 

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Originally posted by whitetoy:
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You can also get real nice tanks at Semi truck wrecking yards.</STRONG>
I couldn't find any of those yards in the Sacramento area, so I ended up paying $$ for one from Central 4WD. Where in this area is a good source for those tanks ?[/QB]
That place off Del Paso Blvd... I think its called Subway Trucks, has 'em. A bunch of 'em, assorted sizes, etc. If you happen to find another source, let me know. <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by whitetoy:
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You can also get real nice tanks at Semi truck wrecking yards.</STRONG>
I couldn't find any of those yards in the Sacramento area, so I ended up paying $$ for one from Central 4WD. Where in this area is a good source for those tanks ?[/QB]
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I think I paid $35-40 for that one. It has 2 or 3 outlets and the mounting brackets to mount under my truck. It's approximately 6-8 gal.
I'm going to the Rubicon the 9-11th. If you guys want me to pick up a tank for you and promise to pay me back I can bring it with me.
They had steel and aluminum ones when i went there. Let me know and I can go look when i'm in that area.
 

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Originally posted by Vova:
<STRONG>If you guys want me to pick up a tank for you and promise to pay me back I can bring it with me.</STRONG>
<font color="yellow">Vova rocks!

Hmmm... pick up a tank with only the promise of payment. Sounds like something Marlin would do. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"></font>

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No idea on the cfm, but they take about 10 minutes per truck to inflate 4 36 inch tires from 10 to 30 psi. Get a clip on chuck, though. Hands can get awful cold holding a hose on the valve.

My brother likes to oil his every time he uses it. I oiled mine about every other time and never had any problems.
 
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