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Where to lube Campbell-hausfield 12V air compressor

Hoping I can get some pointers fixing an air compressor so my rear tire doesn't strand me. Found this site:
www.instructables.com/id/How-to-fix-your-12v-air-compressor/ and it sounds like he's telling me to take the cam out,
remove the "main bearing" and lube the bushings on each end, as well as everything else: the "crankcase", the cylinder for the piston, the lower end rod bearing, the piston and piston crown, the gears, and the bushings in the motor.

The bushings in the motor? Well, anyway if I can't find someone who has some Breakfree CLP can I use oil in an old oil can
(like one w/the spout)? Don't know what type oil that is. I also have a grease gun around somewhere for lubing suspension
parts but I think that's too thick.

Everything seems to be in good working order except I can't get enough compression or air to inflate, even a football. Hose is good. If I lube all and put things back together I hope I can salvage this baby air compressor.

Thanks in advance for any interest & feedback.


 
Mac

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    amandasherrie
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    Re: Where to lube Campbell-hausfield 12V air compressor 2018/08/30 00:31:13 (permalink)
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    same here 


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    Re: Where to lube Campbell-hausfield 12V air compressor 2018/08/30 08:36:05 (permalink)
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    Probably the best thing is to do is get that rear tire repaired or replaced.
     
    Now as these air compressors they are throw-away units when they fail. And this one sounds like the ring and possibly the cylinder are worn out or a check (reed) valve is not working. These are oil-less compressors too so they do wear out quickly. Most likely the replacement parts are not even available to repair it.
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    Re: Where to lube Campbell-hausfield 12V air compressor 2018/09/03 03:19:08 (permalink)
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    An air compressor is for more than just inflating tires–the energy contained in compressed air powers our most useful shop tools. Routine and regular maintenance protects the investment made in an air compressor and ensures it works efficiently and safely.
    Before each use, check the compressor hoses for any signs of wear. Inspect the tank for weak spots, pinholes and rust; if you find damage, replace the tank. Also, check the belt for any wear or damage and replace if needed.
    Start the compressor following the instructions in the owner's manual, and once it reaches shut-off pressure, test the safety valve. Wearing safety goggles, pull the valve ring to release pressure from the tank. The valve should close automatically. If it doesn’t close automatically, or if it doesn't release air when pulled, replace the valve.
    Test for air leaks by checking that all connections on the hoses, transfer tubes or pipe connections are tight. If you find a leak, replace the faulty component. Don’t over tighten any connections.
    After each use, shut off the compressor, unplug it and bleed all pressure from the system. Drain the tank by completely opening the drain valve at the bottom. Check the pump oil level following the instructions in the owner's manual and add oil as needed. Inspect and clean the intake vents, and check the air filter, replacing it if worn or clogged.
    For every 100 hours of use–or as recommended in your owner's manual–change the pump oil. This is also a good time to check the belt tension and pulley alignment. Check and tighten the bolts on the air compressor, being careful not to over tighten.

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    Re: Where to lube Campbell-hausfield 12V air compressor 2018/09/03 10:20:45 (permalink)
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    Just a note here oil-less compressors such the 12VDC models do not have pump oil; hence, the term oil-less.
     
    Even larger portable compressors come in oil-less and oil bathe pump versions until you get to the larger fixed position commercial and home shop compressors but most these are 220-240 vac or a version of three phase. Now the ones with gas power engines do need their engines service regularly too.
     
    Here I have a small 120 vac compressor with a 10 gallon tank that is oil-less and a 240 vac compressor with 25 gallon that is oil-bathed. The 120 vac I carry out on job sites when I need my impact tools even though I can usually get by with just my 10 gallon air tank for removing blades.
     
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