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Old 07-11-2005, 02:29 AM   #1
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is there anyway to increase the speed of it? maybe its just me but it seems to pump hella slow...
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It'* low volume, high pressure. It should be capable of about 70psi.

You can increase it'* efficiency with a little maintenance, and it probably needs it. Remove the small screws on the top of the pump cylinder cover, and expose the piston. Use some light oil (not WD-40). Air tool oil is ideal. Put about a teaspoon in there right on top of the piston and button it up again. It'll re-lube and seal the rings.

You should do this about once a year considering the age of your compressor. It'll also make a noticable difference, and that oil in the system will be good for conditioning your rear ELC struts. Not to mention the rubber o-ring seals at every connection point.
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Damn good idea....I'm doing that tommorow after work. If I pull that cover off the compressor, am I gonna get hurt? Would I have to evacuate anything?
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don't tell anybody i asked this lol......but where'* the pump cylinder? are we talkin' about in the trunk, or this is in the engine?
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I can get you a pic of the compressor....but no tonight....have to wait untill tommorow afternoon.
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You won't damage anything, but it might be a good idea to make sure fuse #12 is pulled on a 92/93.

The compressor is under the hood. Between the airbox and the driver'* side strut tower. In my sig pic, it'* just to the right of my intake pipe, just above my air filter. You want to remove the flat top cover.
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You won't damage anything, but it might be a good idea to make sure fuse #12 is pulled on a 92/93.

The compressor is under the hood. Between the airbox and the driver'* side strut tower. In my sig pic, it'* just to the right of my intake pipe, just above my air filter. You want to remove the flat top cover.
Just to uh....let ya know Bill....you don't have a sig pic
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Working for me.
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yeah, i see the sig too....as well as the compressor, i see it all the time, i thought it just workd the leveling system, but i guess it would make sense to work the inflator too, right? lol
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That'* correct. When you turn the inflator on, it switches a valve in the trunk behind your rear passenger seat so that the air goes to the inflator instead of the struts.
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