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Yong Heng or did I get bamboozeled?

Forums Air Tanks, Pumps, Compressors, & Filters Yong Heng or did I get bamboozeled?

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    icycrosshairs
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    Hi guys,

    I wanted to buy a yong heng compressor as I’ve read so much about them here on agn. Been reading many many threads on them for the past several days, my lady friend has missed me lol..

    so I found one on eBay which I thought it was the “hard case” type. However when I opened up the box this is what showed up. It looks like a Yong Heng HOWEVER, it doesn’t say yong heng on the side.??

    I remember reading in one of the many threads you should purchase one that has the name Yong Heng painted on the chassis. 
     

    So what are your thoughts? Did I get bamboozled? Anyone recognize the model number on the legend plate? Should I send it back and order one directly from yong heng on AliExpress? Should I try it? Hoping I didn’t just blow $230 on a bum compressor. I know there are some high end shooters here with large budgets, I do not fit into that category yet, I’m a full time student right now. Also, there was a QR code on the box that when scanned took me to a website called Orion motor tech. The last photo is a screen shot of the website the QRcode took me to.

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    Long_Gun_Dallas
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    Where is the bleed valve and fill whip?  Otherwise looks identical, just no logo.  To my best discernment those are the same 1st and 2nd stage heads I have, meaning the piston must be the same.  Same crank case.  (even knock offs use the same crankshaft).   I think if this isn't a yong heng, it's using literally the exact same parts as one.  But you'd have to take the head off and inspect the piston to be %100 sure….  But as stated, looks identical to mine, so I would be willing to bet a lot of money it's got the same piston as my yong heng too. 

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    Butch
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    Looks just like my Yong Heng just without the side sticker. Even the same data tag. 
     

    Butch

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    sleebus.jones
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    When I bought my Official yong Heng from Walmart, it came just like that with no sticker on the side.

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    Humdinger
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    Notice on the side plate that it says YH-QB01.  The YH is for Yong Heng.  Yours just doesn't have the side decal.  It's genuine.

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    icycrosshairs
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    Thanks guys, feeling a bit better about this now. Others are welcome to weigh in with their thoughts. 

    Don’t think disassembly to check the piston would be a good idea but I understand where you’re going with that. 

    I only took photos of the main compressor body. The other parts were still in the box in their bags. Just in case I was sending it back….

    It looks just like the others marked as yong heng. The parts look the same, the yh-qb01 on the legend plate promising. However, the model number and date didn’t match the listing. Starting to feel much better about this. My hopes were that one plant produces these by the boatload and marks some as yong heng and leaves others as unbranded. Again others are welcome to weigh in. 

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    orion
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    Chinese ran out of stickers. You good

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    biohazardman
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    One of mine has the plate like yours with the YH painted on the side plate the other, newer unit, only has the Yong Heng painted on the side.  I have been into both of them and they both have the same exact parts including the second stage piston assembly which can be different with at least some of the clones.

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    WorriedMan
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    Icy

      I agree with others, I've checked your pictures against my month old Yong Heng and, except for white lettering and manufacturer's name on nameplate, they look identical.  You even have the higher volume CM-168 water pump mine came with.  Your hardcover and my auto-stop have different gauges, but that's about all I see different.  Sleebus' Walmart Yong Heng and yours lacking white letters leads me to think Chinese manufacturers have standardized things to allow manufacturing by others.  Just a guess, might be pandemic related or just a better business model, either way, I vote no bamboozle.

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    qball
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    No young hang but made by the same Chinese guy. 

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    Eaglebeak
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    It's all correct. The stenciled name on one side, or both, or none, means nothing. The ID plate, the plumbing, spares, gauge, and lack of power light are all indicative of the Hard Cover version. The sloppy use of sealant on the base gasket looks a little dodgy, though I wouldn't lose any sleep over it.

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    orion
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    I didn't notice the name of the website 😎

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    icycrosshairs
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    Thanks again for putting my concerns at ease, y’all are a great bunch to hang with. Thanks to everyone who posted in this thread and the other threads as well on these compressors and how to use them. I’ve learned so much over the short time I’ve been here. 

    I have some (hopefully) decent compressor oil coming in this week along with the water separator, pmv, and desiccant trap. I went with chemlube 501. Supposed to be rated for high power air compressors and is ISO 100 which is equivalent to SAE 30 weight. Should be overkill for this compressor and hopefully, fingers crossed, I got a good one that lasts a bit. I’ll follow what I’ve read others have done, flush the oil after a short unloaded run, then a few more times after slightly longer durations during the break in period. Keep the duty cycle to 30min, monitor operating temp, cooling etc… 

    @orion 

    that’s a trip hey…lol 

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    ImpactX
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    Like other have said. That is the yong heng. It used 3 piston rings on the high pressure side. The clones used only 1 piston rings and those will go bad really quick.

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    sleebus.jones

    When I bought my Official yong Heng from Walmart, it came just like that with no sticker on the side.

    Same here.  Looks just like the one pictured at the top of this thread.

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    sleebus.jones
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    Just so you can see the one I got from walmart:

     

     

    No sticker, but they did have their official YH certificate.  Got the 4 year extended warranty just in case.  From what you said above, I think you're doing all the right stuff to make sure it lasts.  I've been using mine to fill guns directly, and now have two 30 min carbon fiber bottles I keep full.  I find that to be just the ticket for keeping guns full.  That way I do one tank fill session per week and the house stays quiet the rest of the time.  :)

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    ddn3f
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    Where did you buy the Yong Heng off ebay?  I am interested in one.

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    icycrosshairs
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    sleebus.jones

    Just so you can see the one I got from walmart:

     

     

    No sticker, but they did have their official YH certificate.  Got the 4 year extended warranty just in case.  From what you said above, I think you're doing all the right stuff to make sure it lasts.  I've been using mine to fill guns directly, and now have two 30 min carbon fiber bottles I keep full.  I find that to be just the ticket for keeping guns full.  That way I do one tank fill session per week and the house stays quiet the rest of the time.  :)

    That is pretty much the exact same setup I’m looking to have. At first just to fill rifles directly and eventually a tank. Bring it out to use it then put it away. Looks like the same water separator I expect to arrive soon as well! 

    thank you for all the feedback guys. Hopefully this lasts a little while. Everything I’ve read from the forum has sounded pretty good. I do understand you need there may be some pm and repairs, definitely something I could break down and rebut if needed someday. 
     

    @ddn3f

    Yes I bought it off eBay. I thought it would take a while to get here but it showed up in like two days. The seller must have distribution nodes on the East and west coast. I’ll message you the link to where I bought mine but they are all over eBay. You can also sign up on aliexpress and order them directly from China. 

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    heavy-impact
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    Be sure not to put hydraulic oil in it like the instructions say. That stuff really stinks like sulfur. Use good name brand ISO 100 compressor oil (30/40 weight) and change it after the first 30 minutes because it will have metal flakes in it from break in. After that just change it when it starts to get dirty.

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    icycrosshairs
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    heavy-impact

    Be sure not to put hydraulic oil in it like the instructions say. That stuff really stinks like sulfur. Use good name brand ISO 100 compressor oil (30/40 weight) and change it after the first 30 minutes because it will have metal flakes in it from break in. After that just change it when it starts to get dirty.

    yes sir. I read about the hydraulic fluid on the forum. After working in a manufacturing plant for 10 years I don’t know who would come up with using hydraulic fluid in a compressor. I was going to use royal purple however, after some more reading and research decided to go with chemlube 501. It is iso100 = sae30 and supposedly used in compressors for breathing air. Was considering chemlube 751 it’s just a bit more viscous iso150=sae40. After hand pumping that royal purple at the local Napa auto is looking pretty good when I have the compressor sitting here. The chemlube won’t be here for a couple more days. I’ll most likely wait for the chemlube as the moisture separator, desiccant tube, and chemlube should all arrive on the same day. Good looking out brother! There is a ton of great info here on the forum and y’all are awesome. Thank you!

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