Air compressor mounting for GU Patrol

Submitted: Monday, Nov 17, 2003 at 22:36
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I have a 3.0 TD GU with dual batteries and ABS brakes. This leaves bugger all room to mount my ARB air compressor.

I was wondering if anyone had figured out a good location to mount the compressor, apart from inside the vehicle. I will shortly be fitting a cargo barrier and _Affordable_Storage_Drawers.aspx and unless there is some magic braket to fit it in the engine bay, it will have to end up in the back.

Cheers

Mark
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Reply By: Leroy - Monday, Nov 17, 2003 at 22:37

Monday, Nov 17, 2003 at 22:37
Arb stick them under the drivers seat

Leroy
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Reply By: Member - Cocka - Monday, Nov 17, 2003 at 22:51

Monday, Nov 17, 2003 at 22:51
Any particular reason to hard wire it in ?? Only if you got air-lockers.
I keep mine in the box (no lockers) its no prob to clip to the battery and remains portable. You still gotta store the hose & bits somewhere. Carpe Diem
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Reply By: Member - AndrewPatrol - Monday, Nov 17, 2003 at 22:59

Monday, Nov 17, 2003 at 22:59
Mine's under the passenger seat. Made up a bracket to sit it on. Easiest to pull out the seat first. I run it from a relay mounted next to the second battery and a switch in one of those blanks on the dash. Just put the hose behind the back seat and ocky it to the cargo barrier. also got some quick release air fittings for the hose so i can just stuick the hose out the door and clip it on, hit the switch and away it goes. that box is the biggest waste of space-throw it out or use to keep your straps in.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Nov 17, 2003 at 23:04

Monday, Nov 17, 2003 at 23:04
Under one of the seats.. Theres heaps of room, used for nothing else!
First aid kit under the other seat.
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Follow Up By: Mark - Monday, Nov 17, 2003 at 23:44

Monday, Nov 17, 2003 at 23:44
Thanks for the tips fellows, but I was trying to avoid the under seat option. Looks like no-one has the magic braket to mount it in the engine bay !!!

On my 80 series, I had fittings plumbed to the roo bar and wheel carrier and only stored the hose under the seat. Guess I was just trying too hard to recreate the 80 setup.

Will probably end up mounting it in the side panel of the draw system and plumb it out to the front and rear from there (need the front fitting as you always end up pumping your mates tyres up rather than watch their Kmart jobies melt).

Besides, have plans to install a rear air locker one day - after I fit a front auto locker.

Cheers

Mark
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Nov 17, 2003 at 23:48

Monday, Nov 17, 2003 at 23:48
Mate who fitted mine has airlockers and has his under the seat...

He also has Truck Air tank under the car too...

As for mates, dont blow theirs up, it will either force them to spend the $ to get something worth having, or leave them behind!

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Follow Up By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Tuesday, Nov 18, 2003 at 08:02

Tuesday, Nov 18, 2003 at 08:02
Truckster... Can you explain the endless air setup to me... Using the truck air tank (what air tank etc etc).... Is the arb compressor ok for this setup etc..?
I have all the room in the world under the drivers side floor area..
I want to set it up soon because 25minutes to pump the tyres back up from 15psi craps me off...

Regards..._____________________________________________

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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Nov 18, 2003 at 10:20

Tuesday, Nov 18, 2003 at 10:20
Voxon.

Endless Air : Extra Air Conditioner pump, usually a SADEN 508 off a Chrysler SIgma for the pump.. (cant run on 3.0 GU but will on any TD42) Mount it under the std one (usually a body lift helps, it *MAY* stick into the wheel arch area a little about 1cm where the rubber stuff is)

Air Tanks : goto Truck Wrecker see what will fit where you want it. Usually under $40 for a tank. YOU MUST USE A PRESSURE RELIEF VALVE.. Unless you want to explode.

then to Pirtek for air line, plumb it to where ever you want it on the car!
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Reply By: Member - Kim (mr) - Tuesday, Nov 18, 2003 at 07:11

Tuesday, Nov 18, 2003 at 07:11
G'day Mark, i've got mine in the engine bay, bendigo off road put it in so im not sure 100% how they did it but its on the drivers side up near the windscreen. I dont have the car here at the moment (its at the doctors) but it will be back soon and ill lhave a look and get back to youJust a little puddle we found down in Gembrook
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Follow Up By: Mark - Tuesday, Nov 18, 2003 at 14:36

Tuesday, Nov 18, 2003 at 14:36
I would be very interested in seeing how its mounted. My compressor is they ARB one that has a small reservior tank, hopefully there is that magic bracket that can fit it in near the drivers windscreen.

Does it interfere with access to the fuse block?

Cheers

Mark
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Follow Up By: Member - Kim (mr) - Tuesday, Nov 18, 2003 at 17:36

Tuesday, Nov 18, 2003 at 17:36
Mark, my compressor is the ARB (RDCKA) vehicle mounting one so i would say they are the same. It is sort of put in sideways from memory, and i've had it in there for about six months without a problem. It runs my front air locker, and it is still easy to get at for pumping up the tyres. As far as I know it dose'nt get in the way of anything. I'm not sure how long the patrol is going to be at the work shop, but if you give me your email I will send you some photos and more info as soon as i get the car back.Just a little puddle we found down in Gembrook
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Reply By: joc45 - Tuesday, Nov 18, 2003 at 09:57

Tuesday, Nov 18, 2003 at 09:57
Hi Mark,
I have a GU, 4.2TD, and fitted a Thomas compressor in the engine bay up on the firewall on the passenger's side - loads of room. Can't recall if the 3.0 is much different in layout around that area.
Gerry
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Follow Up By: Mark - Tuesday, Nov 18, 2003 at 14:33

Tuesday, Nov 18, 2003 at 14:33
I have the ABS option and unfortunately it takes up all that spare room (but at least I can stop on a wet road:)

Cheers

Mark
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Follow Up By: joc45 - Tuesday, Nov 18, 2003 at 23:35

Tuesday, Nov 18, 2003 at 23:35
Bummer!!
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Reply By: Brad - Tuesday, Nov 18, 2003 at 18:07

Tuesday, Nov 18, 2003 at 18:07
Mark,

I have a GU 4.2TD with ABS, and I managed to mount the ARB compressor between the second battery (ARB battery holder) and the ABS unit on the metal mounting bracket that holds the black canisters, I had to move the canister out one hole, and move some of the hoses around, but no extra parts or serious mods were required. It's a tight fit but can be done. I removed the metal bracket from the car, then mounted the compressor to it, then reinstalled it to the car. Have been on several off-road trips, with no problems.

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Follow Up By: Mark - Wednesday, Nov 19, 2003 at 00:32

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2003 at 00:32
Thanks for the tip. My 3.0TD model does not have the black cannister (yet my brother-in-laws does, only difference is his is an auto!!!). No cannister should make the job even easier. I was worried about heat from the turbo, it would end up only inches from it. Is the 4.2 turbo on the passenger side? Is heat a problem with your compressor?

Cheers

Mark
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Follow Up By: Brad - Wednesday, Nov 19, 2003 at 06:57

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2003 at 06:57
Mark,

The 4.2 turbo is on the passenger side, but I've had no heat troubles at all, once the compressor is installed, it's reasonably well shielded by the bracket, if heat becomes an issue I plan to install a simple sheetmetal shield, but I doubt I'll need to.
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Reply By: Member - Errol (WA) - Tuesday, Nov 18, 2003 at 23:06

Tuesday, Nov 18, 2003 at 23:06
Mark , hate to tell you , but i made the magic bracket myself to go under bonnet . If you,r in wa , we should meet up and ill show how to do it . forge@avon.net.au , thats the e,mail adress . Cheers Why go overseas when you can ExplorOz
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Reply By: Member - Gary - Tuesday, Nov 18, 2003 at 23:11

Tuesday, Nov 18, 2003 at 23:11
Mark

I have my shower and blue tongue compressor mounted in the engine bay on the passenger side. Opposite Lock mounted the 2nd battery near the firewall and then the compressor and shower where the second battery usually goes in the GU. They put in a very neat bracket with switches for both the compressor and shower. I carry my air hose and shower hose under the front seat.

Gary
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