Big Red Overheats

Submitted: Saturday, Jan 14, 2006 at 23:58
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I have had my Big Red air compressor for over 8 years and it has never let me down. Last few times I have been out it has overheated and stops until it cools a little. (pouring cold water onto a towel wrapped around the motor helps) I know they have an overheat cut off.
Its probably overdue for a service before it stops when I really need it.
Does anyone know if I can get it serviced somewhere in Perth
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Reply By: geocacher (djcache) - Sunday, Jan 15, 2006 at 01:04

Sunday, Jan 15, 2006 at 01:04
Has it got an air filter on the inlet - it should as many/most do - though I'm not familiar with the brand you are talking about?

If so have you ever cleaned it?

Could just be that it's working bloody hard trying to pull air through an increasingly large resistance.

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Reply By: David from Engine Saver Low Water Alarms - Sunday, Jan 15, 2006 at 01:40

Sunday, Jan 15, 2006 at 01:40
Hi Trekkie.

ARB are resellers of Big Red compressors.
4wd megastores import them

Hope this helps

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Reply By: Member - Jack - Sunday, Jan 15, 2006 at 08:09

Sunday, Jan 15, 2006 at 08:09
Try this link.
There is an article on servicing compressors at the bottom of the page.

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Reply By: Member - Brian (Gold Coast) - Sunday, Jan 15, 2006 at 09:44

Sunday, Jan 15, 2006 at 09:44
My bet is the air filter....... it should have a filter on the air inlet and if that gets blocked it won't work properly.
Give it a clean, or if it's really dirty replace it....
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Reply By: Darian (formerly Banjo) - Monday, Jan 16, 2006 at 09:11

Monday, Jan 16, 2006 at 09:11
Yep - sounds filtery like to me - the filter is the only owner-serviceable part probably - the one in my ARB job is a sintered metal plate - just wash it out then blow it out - the ARB does not even have a thermal cut-out - "not needed" was the response when I asked - apparently they can run happily while very hot - something about ceramic parts in them.
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