** 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
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!!
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.
Last edited by jettaaddictionII; 03-02-2012 at 04:47 PM.
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
Last edited by MechEngg; 03-03-2012 at 10:04 PM.
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
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
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
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
running the compressor without a check valve, thoughts??
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.