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Detroit s60 air compressor


Created On Saturday October 29, 2016 06:14 Diesel Talk
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free2fly973
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Note Saturday October 29, 2016 06:14 View thread in raw text format
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I'm having problems with Detroit s60 air compressors. Yes I've searched this forum and many others. It's been stated by Westcoast (I believe) that these compressors use boost pressure to seal.? To eliminate they hose problem (rupturing) I'm wanting to eliminate this hose from intake manifold to compressor, and reroute to main air intake after breather. Any reason I cant/shouldn't?
And then try to eliminate the oil bypass problem by either making rings in compressor seal like any other motor compressor , or using a different set up off another motor manufacturer.
I don't see why this compressor set up is using forced air intake into compressor? Seems to me this is starting the problems to begin with.
3 compressors in 4 yrs is just not right.
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I rerouted mine 8 or 9 years .I bought a little kit at the auto parts store has a 3/4 plastic nipple and a rubber grommett.Relaced the fitting in the intake with a plug and ran the compressor hose to the filtered air side of the intake after the air cleaners. It has worked fine. I researched y compressor at the bendix website and pressurized air is not a requirment for it to work properly.
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OK l, thanks. Just what I was looking for. I'll just hv welder cut and add a nipple on aluminum air cleaner tube after air filters and run a new hose from compressor to nipple. And see what happenswink thanks stump.
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You don't need to weld anything. Go to autozone and on that rotating rack help zone thing is a fitting and grommet for a PVC. Use astep drill to drill the aluminum duct and clean it out good ,install the grommet and the nipple and attach the hose from the compressor to it. Easy peasy
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Thanks again. Got my project for tomorrow

Edited: Friday November 04, 2016 at 22:37 by free2fly973
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Note Saturday November 05, 2016 06:08 View thread in raw text format
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Make sure to remove the fitting in the bottom of the intake manifold and plug it with a brass plug.
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