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      03-01-2012 07:52 PM #143
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      says the guy with bbs rs and bags
      Do we not get to see your car?
      Swagga so nice i should notorize it

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      03-01-2012 08:02 PM #144
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      says the guy with bbs rs and bags
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      03-01-2012 08:43 PM #145
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      Do we not get to see your car?
      haha, when the skirts are painted ill get a couple legit pics for you guys

      and hopefully if its nice tomorrow, im going to go HAM o the pinch welds, then bags sat!!! so pumped

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      03-01-2012 10:27 PM #146
      nice any more pics?

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      03-01-2012 10:30 PM #147
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      nice any more pics?
      of what ?

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      03-01-2012 10:32 PM #148
      of the finished install?

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      03-01-2012 10:42 PM #149
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      of the finished install?
      hopefully it will be all finished/tiddyed up this weekend/ atleast by sunday!

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      03-01-2012 10:45 PM #150
      Quote Originally Posted by jettaaddictionII View Post
      hopefully it will be all finished/tiddyed up this weekend/ atleast by sunday!
      nice i got to install mines soon too where will u install the gauges? any gauge pods ?

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      03-01-2012 10:51 PM #151
      Quote Originally Posted by Mk42003 View Post
      nice i got to install mines soon too where will u install the gauges? any gauge pods ?
      i have the gauges just sitting in the area where the cig lighter and ash tray thing was. Really the only place, because i have a double din. and heres a pick, eventually got to make something to 'hold' them in there but i want it to be in working order then ill tiddy up.



      ** tomorrow if i can find where to purchase the loctite thread sealer, i will switch over to that and work the pinch welds. if not, pray nothing leaks order it online and install it later, because i still think i want to do dual comps but want to finish my other body work first

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      03-02-2012 01:28 PM #152
      i got lucky at the first parts store i went to found the thread sealant i was looking for, it wasnt the loctite i thought i was getting but permatex, which ive used their products in the past so i felt comfortable using it. Just a couple pics, and i just got word from my dad to meet him at his shop at 10am tomorrow morning!!!

      not the cleanest layout, same can be said about the trunk too

      in, torqued down, looks like it seals really well from what i can tell



      and shes ready for her big day tomorrow!!

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      03-02-2012 01:52 PM #153
      just thought id put this out there but i would suggest putting ur pressure switch on its side or on the top so when you get moisture/water its not gonna settle in ur pressure switch causing it to fail, not turn off your compressor.
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      03-02-2012 02:00 PM #154
      Quote Originally Posted by TranAndy View Post
      just thought id put this out there but i would suggest putting ur pressure switch on its side or on the top so when you get moisture/water its not gonna settle in ur pressure switch causing it to fail, not turn off your compressor.
      hmmmm good advice man! will do.

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      03-02-2012 03:23 PM #155
      i would put that yellow hose onto one of the front facing ports, it would look cleaner then it sticking straight up in the air.
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      03-02-2012 03:26 PM #156
      Quote Originally Posted by TranAndy View Post
      just thought id put this out there but i would suggest putting ur pressure switch on its side or on the top so when you get moisture/water its not gonna settle in ur pressure switch causing it to fail, not turn off your compressor.
      This JUST happened to Martin in Calgary this week. He had his pressure switch diaphram facing upwards (wiring downwards) and it got frozen over and read 200psi constantly. Highly suggest putting it on its side

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      03-02-2012 03:45 PM #157
      Quote Originally Posted by Twilliams83 View Post
      i would put that yellow hose onto one of the front facing ports, it would look cleaner then it sticking straight up in the air.
      idk, i actually like it like that , plus if i go with another compressor down the road i want the other middle spot open, and i want to run a train horn for ****s and gigs

      oh and its hooked up to just a coupler so i can take it off for any reason!
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      03-02-2012 05:22 PM #158
      Quote Originally Posted by jettaaddictionII View Post
      idk, i actually like it like that , plus if i go with another compressor down the road i want the other middle spot open, and i want to run a train horn for ****s and gigs

      oh and its hooked up to just a coupler so i can take it off for any reason!
      yeah i want a train horn to haha

      remember you can put a T fitting on any of the ports to run more stuff.
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      03-03-2012 03:34 PM #159
      couple leaks that i need to sort out tomorrow but.....

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      03-03-2012 06:33 PM #161
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      03-03-2012 06:52 PM #163
      Quote Originally Posted by Twilliams83 View Post
      remember you can put a T fitting on any of the ports to run more stuff.
      Yeah. When I add a second compressor in gonna T them together.
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      03-03-2012 07:31 PM #164
      Quote Originally Posted by .Ant View Post
      Yeah. When I add a second compressor in gonna T them together.
      when you do that make sure to not put them to where they are feeding in to each other, i've heard it can cause them to fill slower.
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      03-03-2012 07:53 PM #165
      Quote Originally Posted by Twilliams83 View Post
      when you do that make sure to not put them to where they are feeding in to each other, i've heard it can cause them to fill slower.
      Didn't think about that. That's how I would have done it too. Thanks.
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      03-03-2012 08:16 PM #166
      Quote Originally Posted by Twilliams83 View Post
      when you do that make sure to not put them to where they are feeding in to each other, i've heard it can cause them to fill slower.
      Honestly it won't make that much of a difference
      I had 2 ob2's last year filling through a single 1/2" line

      If you visit my build thread you can see the mach numbers of the air in each stage of my system, i labelled the diagram. As you know the max mach number is 1 where the flows would restrict each other, and with 3 OB2's i don't expect to get hardly any decreased flow characteristics
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      03-03-2012 09:04 PM #167
      Yeah you did mecheng but if i remember correctly they weren't feeding into eachother but were feeding in the side of the line so its not the same
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      03-03-2012 09:05 PM #168
      Quote Originally Posted by Twilliams83 View Post
      Yeah you did mecheng but if i remember correctly they weren't feeding into eachother but were feeding in the side of the line so its not the same
      Not sure if i get what you are saying.....

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      03-03-2012 09:30 PM #169
      well, after taking a quick look at things i think ive figured out the issues. I do have leaking issues, ill admit that, more or so in the gauges then the bags themself but they only loose a little. But after searching through here i found this


      Quote Originally Posted by MechEngg View Post
      I have honestly found the Home Depot fittings to be iffy, every singe one of mine leaked. Switched over to pneumatics fittings from greenline locally (if you are in canada). The pneumatics fittings are push to connect style with metal retaining rings, zero leaks with them
      and figured out, thats what i used, the plastic whites one. And sense Mr. MechEngg is a regualr in my thread hopefully you will see this as i have a question. I figure the crap PTC connects are where im leaking, i will soapy water test everything else but i highly doubt those will show signs of leaking. So i figured to just go ahead and swap them out for the metal ones anyway --->

      and these sense i used a couple from the Depot Home as well


      Now my question to all, its seems like it, but are the metal PTC really better then the plastic PTC?? i feel they are, as i replace the others, the kit i got came with these -->

      im thinking just for the hell of it to replace those as well with the metal ones too, as here --->


      thanks for the helpif it can be given

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      03-03-2012 09:33 PM #170
      If you're leaking with PTC, it usually means you didn't cut the line perfectly flat, using a knife, make a STRAIGHT cut, don't use scissors or pliers
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      03-03-2012 09:34 PM #171
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      If you're leaking with PTC, it usually means you didn't cut the line perfectly flat, using a knife, make a STRAIGHT cut, don't use scissors or pliers
      i used the line cuter thing bagriders gave me

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      03-03-2012 10:20 PM #172
      I used a couple home depot fittings and they don't leak.
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      03-04-2012 11:06 AM #173
      welp, i found pretty much all the leaks. I did what i could this is cold ass day but i needed to investigate. A couple of the PTC fittings where leaking quite a bit. i took em out and re put them in until they clicked, they still leak, but just a small amount. 3 of the depot home ones and 2 of the green/black ones the kit came with. So im not worried, im just going to switch all the plastic ones over to metal... all of them. But that wasnt my MAIN leak, those where just babies compared to, get ready for this..... drum roll please




      Anyone else have issues with that check valve leaking?? I will undo it and re-seal it and see if that helps. Pretty much only leaking where i didnt swap the teflon tape to the paste which i thought would happen. new school > old school.

      Welp, going to order those new PTC's from bagriders tomorrow and hopefully by this time next week i will be 100% leak free. cross your fingers

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      03-04-2012 11:15 AM #174
      running the compressor without a check valve, thoughts??

      found this
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      03-04-2012 02:17 PM #175
      You can't run the comp without a check valve or all of the pumped air will leak back through the inlet, the compressor would never stop and you would never build pressure.

      It's not the threads of the check valve that leak (like you have), it's the valve itself. Viair uses a bad type of packing that heats up too much and will cause a bad seal. I can damn near guarantee that this will happen to yours after a few months of use, but not right out of the box.

      I'd say it's leaking from not having enough thread sealant on. You need to start at the bottom of the threads (not halfway up), apply it liberally; any excess will push itself out.


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