arb compressor drama

Submitted: Monday, Jan 17, 2005 at 20:26
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ive got a old arb compressor in a 85 hilux & it wont build enough pressure up for the pressure switch to cut in the solinoid & pressure switch both work fine & are new the comp runs well but wont build enough pressure there are no leaks & it holds pressure but it cant build enough does any one have any ideas[no pressure no locker]
thanks in advance pjd
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Reply By: Member - Chrispy (NSW) - Monday, Jan 17, 2005 at 20:33

Monday, Jan 17, 2005 at 20:33
You can get a rebuild kit from any ARB store that comprises a piston/ring and sleeve....about $50 if I recall. I put one on mine and she's like new again.
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Follow Up By: Matt (W.A.) - Tuesday, Jan 18, 2005 at 09:11

Tuesday, Jan 18, 2005 at 09:11
Chrispy,
This Re-Build Kit that you got, do you thing it would stop the Compressor sounding like a Box of hammers when it's running?? Coz mine does at the moment the compressor is about 3 ½ yo? and sounds terrible compared to a new one! still runs fine though.

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - Chrispy (NSW) - Tuesday, Jan 18, 2005 at 10:53

Tuesday, Jan 18, 2005 at 10:53
Yeah Matt - it stopped the thing sounding like a "box of hammers"... LOL!!!

Just pop the plastic top of the the top of the head that houses the sintered bronze air filter, remove the filter and see if the 4 bolt heads are tight first - mine were loose after a couple of heavy use years. Might be part of the prob...

Cheers
Chris
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Follow Up By: Matt (W.A.) - Tuesday, Jan 18, 2005 at 22:07

Tuesday, Jan 18, 2005 at 22:07
Cheers Chris,
I'll go and do that right now.

Matt
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Follow Up By: Utemad - Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 16:40

Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 16:40
My brothers compressor head bolts rattled loose too. ARB recommended we used a tiny amount of that thread sealant goo stuff which the name escapes me. They said if you use too much though you can crack the alloy so use it very sparingly if you do.
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Follow Up By: hoyks - Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 19:00

Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 19:00
Locktite thread lock.

There are various grades, just don't use Locktite Super Stud Lock or you will never get it apart.
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