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YACHTSTER 09-26-2010 07:07 PM

small compressor
94 ly diesel i wonder about the small compressor in the front trunk. should it shut off at a set pressure? all laws of mechanics tell me so does anyone know for sure or should i hunt a leak?

BarnacleBill 09-27-2010 07:54 AM

What is the compressor for? Does it run continuously?

HowieE 09-27-2010 08:37 AM

Yes any compressor should have a high limit switch that shuts it off at a set pressure.

Now if it is running without shutting off it could be a leak on the high side, poor compression, worn out, within the compressor, or a bad shut off switch.

I would suspect on of the first 2 since a bad limit switch would cause excess pressure and should pop off the safety valve on the reserve tank.

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