ARB Air Compressor

Submitted: Saturday, Apr 09, 2011 at 16:36
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My 8 to 10 year old ARB Air Compressor is dying, I think there must be a short in the system, all of a sudden the wiring got a bit hot (smoking) I removed the on/off switch ( which I had Fitted years ago ) and wired it back to stock. Now it runs for a few seconds, then blows the fuse, I check all out the best I can. Now is it worth sending back to ARB for repairs or would it be just as cheap to buy new? any one had similar deal?
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Saturday, Apr 09, 2011 at 16:50

Saturday, Apr 09, 2011 at 16:50
Hi hutchsky

That's bad luck, as they are a great compressor. I have one mounted under the bonnet and would be over 9 years old. Last year as a safety back up, I purchased a new ARB compressor seeing we were travelling solo and you would not believe how much quicker and better the new model is.

I still have the old one and take the new one in the carry box. Things do change for the better and the new one is tops. 9 + years ago, from memory I paid about $350, yet last August on $290 for the new one.

You may get a price for repairs, but in the end there is no way you can compare the 2 compressors.


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Follow Up By: Member - Russler - Saturday, Apr 09, 2011 at 16:54

Saturday, Apr 09, 2011 at 16:54
I'd agree with Stephen. Unless you have some sentimental attachment to your old air compressor, buy a new one. Do a bit of homework, but you should find the new compressors are more efficient and powerful than the old.

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Follow Up By: Member - lyndon NT - Saturday, Apr 09, 2011 at 16:57

Saturday, Apr 09, 2011 at 16:57

My old ARB one died last year and I have replaced it with a new one. I was told that as of about 18 months ago they no longer repair the old ones.

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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian, SA - Saturday, Apr 09, 2011 at 17:40

Saturday, Apr 09, 2011 at 17:40
I've got the Mark 1 too - a good unit, still going strong - but if I was in your situation, I'd pull it to bits and if I couldn't ID something simple to fix (I'm an electro-klutz of sorts), I'd bin it - it's worked long enough surely - get a new one and 'move on'.
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Reply By: Member - hutchsky WA - Sunday, Apr 10, 2011 at 10:20

Sunday, Apr 10, 2011 at 10:20
Thanks for that, a new one, it will be
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