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    bigbobbybeef
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    Tom says saturate the felt pads thats a real broad statement to me it means apply slowly to the top of the pad till it drips off the bottom ? also you no longer need lithium grease the silicone oil takes care of it. When you have a tank with 3000 psi and you want to refill to 4500 psi. After everything is connected you open the tank slowly till the hose presurizes or do you start the shoebox and then crack the valve slowly ?

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    cahil_2
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    I put a drop in the center of the felt pads. If you put too much you will see it in your hose connection. I put white lithium grease after about every hour of run time.  I start it and let it run for about 30 seconds then open the tank valve slowly. 

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    BeemanR7
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    First, start the compressor and watch the gauge rise as the pressure builds in the hose. When the pressure builds to close to the tank pressure, then slowly open the valve on the tank. The object of this is so that the compressor doesn't start under the load of the tank pressure. Starting the compressor under high pressure can be hard on pistons and seals and the drive belt and also high amperage load on the motor. Let the compressor start under no load and let the pressure build slowly. That's the idea.

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    chasdicapua
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    Don't over saturate the felt pad. This is a common (ask me how I know) mistake. 2 or3 drops to start should be plenty. Definitely not dripping out the bottom. Another drop or two every 5-7 hours of run time. 

    The while lithium grease isn't for the pads. Apply a very small (no white showing on the piston) amount on each piston right where it inters the black (don't know what that is, but you'll see it) thing.  Ha, black thing. How's that for clarity!! 

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    FrankinFairfield
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    You still have to put lithium greas on the far right side of the rods where they go in and out the brass bushing..

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    bigbobbybeef
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    how long can you run the machine i am filling up a 65cu ft tank and its been runing for about 6 hours and its not finished yet f10

     

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    bigbobbybeef
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    my shoebox took 8 hrs to fill a 65cu ft tank from 0 to it looked like 4200 psi its kind of small to see but the machine shut itself off. Does this sound about right? this is the first time i have used it

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