ARB Compressor question ??

Submitted: Friday, May 23, 2008 at 10:04
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On a ARB Compressor...
Is it OK to loosen the end bolt of the air tank and rotate the tank thru (say) 90 degrees??
Reason- I have the compressor locate behind my seat, and with the locker solenoids & air outlet fittings, it restricts seat movement.
If I could rotate the tank and have the fitting to the top- it would solve the problem..
I phoned Mr ARB this morning- and guess what, he didn't have a clue !!
Cheers
David



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Reply By: drewab - Friday, May 23, 2008 at 10:19

Friday, May 23, 2008 at 10:19
David,
If it is the new ARB compressor, yes you can. The reservoir and the outlet can be moved, it's all sealed with an o'ring. I just installed the new high output one in an 80 series rear quarter panel and had to move things around a little. When I bought mine it was 1 of the feature pointed out to me.

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Follow Up By: Member -Signman - Friday, May 23, 2008 at 11:02

Friday, May 23, 2008 at 11:02
Thanks Drew
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Follow Up By: Richard W (NSW) - Friday, May 23, 2008 at 16:27

Friday, May 23, 2008 at 16:27
Drew,

I've got the new compressor and the reservoir and outlet swivel quite freely. I was told this was normal but I'm not convinced. What are your thoughts.
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Follow Up By: drewab - Saturday, May 24, 2008 at 16:20

Saturday, May 24, 2008 at 16:20
Richard,
They should only move when the 10mm bolt in the centre and 2 bolts on the bracket are loosened. Just check these are tight. There's an o'ring on the centre bolt, be careful not to lose it.

Cheers Drew
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Follow Up By: Richard W (NSW) - Monday, May 26, 2008 at 05:16

Monday, May 26, 2008 at 05:16
Thanks Drew.
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Reply By: Robin Miller - Friday, May 23, 2008 at 10:21

Friday, May 23, 2008 at 10:21
Ok David , but just watch the sealing o-ring if its old it might not like it (had to replace mine)
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Follow Up By: Member -Signman - Friday, May 23, 2008 at 11:02

Friday, May 23, 2008 at 11:02
Thanks Robin- it's an oldie- so may have to renew the o-ring

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Follow Up By: Member -Signman - Friday, May 23, 2008 at 11:44

Friday, May 23, 2008 at 11:44
Just thought of another question Robin..
Is the compressor a 'dry sump'...can they be mounted side-ways..
David

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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian (SA) - Friday, May 23, 2008 at 13:03

Friday, May 23, 2008 at 13:03
Afternoon Dave - I've got the older model too and its still providing good service (even used it to inflate a 16" LT tubeless tyre I installed on a rim I bought the other day)..... far as I could see when I've had it off / apart a few times the tank can be rotated to any position you want. With no fluids anywhere in there either, the whole pump could be installed at any position it seems. I have added a 75mm 12V fan to assist mine re cooling in hot conditions.
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Follow Up By: Member -Signman - Friday, May 23, 2008 at 13:09

Friday, May 23, 2008 at 13:09
Thanks Darian,
I'll attack it over the weekend.
You still got yours pumping into a PVC reservoir??



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Reply By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Friday, May 23, 2008 at 20:06

Friday, May 23, 2008 at 20:06
Signman
Compressed air creates moisture, it sits at the bottom of the air tank for obvious reasons.

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