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Replacing an Air Compressor on an LR3

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I think Don Has done this on his truck...I'm bringing a spare stock compressor on our Baja trip but have never done this replacement. Is it something that can be done on the trail? are there special tools required for this job?

are there any fittings that need to replaced at the same time?

 

Any input would be appreciated!

 

 

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Hi Enrique,  It is relatively easy to change however you will loose the R134 freon when undoing the 2 lines to the compressor..... it will then need to be put on an A/C machine to re-fill the system and charge it.  I would recommend replacing the Receiver/dryer also.

 

Is yours going bad?  


Edited by SLOHybrid, 25 March 2016 - 08:35 AM.

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Thanks for your reply Nathan. It never occurred to me that there is more than one compressor on an lr3, I meant the compressor for the air suspension.
A/C is working fine (for now).

Enrique
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Well ok then!

 

If it is similar to my L322 and housed in a big tin where the spare tire goes (yes I know yours is mounted outside)  but it is relatively easy and no special tools are required.


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It's not too hard to do and you don't need any special tools but one of the bolts is tough to reach.  You can probably do it in an hour.  You should be able to re-use the fittings but it doesn't hurt to have some extras. 


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This guy put a kompressor onto a Rover V8 in his RRC ... sounds sweat ...

 

 

Regards,

 

Graeme


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Graeme Ware -- San Carlos, CA

1990 Range Rover Classic - LT230 Transfer box, Warn winch, 2" lift, 235/85-16 Dunlop MUD Rovers, "Blue Submarine"
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It's not too hard to do and you don't need any special tools but one of the bolts is tough to reach.  You can probably do it in an hour.  You should be able to re-use the fittings but it doesn't hurt to have some extras. 

Thanks Don! 

 

If it ain't too much trouble, could you point me in the direction on where I may obtain such fittings?

 

thx!


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hmmm...would have to look into that.  I have a handfull I've collected from various jobs over the last few years but I've never bought them as a stand-alone part.  I believe you're looking for a 6mm Voss fitting.  A quick google shows lots of options in England/Europe but nothing here in the US.  I'm sure they are available, it will just take a little searching.c

 

I've kept all my old fittings from buying other stuff; you can often re-use them so I keep the old parts as spares when possible.  Plus I never installed the GOE kit I bought like 3 years ago, instead it's become an expensive spare parts inventory for air stuff.

 

In a pinch I could loan you a few to take in your spares kit 'just in case'.


Edited by DHappel, 26 March 2016 - 09:15 AM.

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hmmm...would have to look into that.  I have a handfull I've collected from various jobs over the last few years but I've never bought them as a stand-alone part.  I believe you're looking for a 6mm Voss fitting.  A quick google shows lots of options in England/Europe but nothing here in the US.  I'm sure they are available, it will just take a little searching.c

 

I've kept all my old fittings from buying other stuff; you can often re-use them so I keep the old parts as spares when possible.  Plus I never installed the GOE kit I bought like 3 years ago, instead it's become an expensive spare parts inventory for air stuff.

 

In a pinch I could loan you a few to take in your spares kit 'just in case'.

 

Don,

 

Are they 6mm push-fit air fitting like these?

 

http://cdn1.bigcomme...80.1280.JPG?c=2

 

If so, they come as part of a very cost effective kit ....

 

http://www.roverware...her-wading-kit/

 

 

 

Regards,

 

Graeme


Graeme Ware -- San Carlos, CA

1990 Range Rover Classic - LT230 Transfer box, Warn winch, 2" lift, 235/85-16 Dunlop MUD Rovers, "Blue Submarine"
1996 Discovery 1 (R380 Manual Transmission, Ashcroft under-drive, RoverWare rear bumper, 33x12.5-15 BFG ATs) -- we call her "Katrina" -- Fordyce 7.5 mile survivor
1999 Discovery 2 (D1 CDL Linkage, 265/75-16 BFG A/T KO, RoverWare front and rear bumper)
1993 Jaguar XJS convertible; 1971 Triumph GT6; 1959 Morris Minor convertible
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hmmm...would have to look into that.  I have a handfull I've collected from various jobs over the last few years but I've never bought them as a stand-alone part.  I believe you're looking for a 6mm Voss fitting.  A quick google shows lots of options in England/Europe but nothing here in the US.  I'm sure they are available, it will just take a little searching.c

 

I've kept all my old fittings from buying other stuff; you can often re-use them so I keep the old parts as spares when possible.  Plus I never installed the GOE kit I bought like 3 years ago, instead it's become an expensive spare parts inventory for air stuff.

 

In a pinch I could loan you a few to take in your spares kit 'just in case'.

Thanks again! I'm going to do a sear for them this weekend or go to the stealership and see of they carry them, if not I may hit you up and "borrow" them for the spare parts bag. Murphy's law says that if I bring them I won't need them :)


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1995 LWB SOLD
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06 LR3 HSE ARB bumper with Warn Winch

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Don,

Are they 6mm push-fit air fitting like these?

http://cdn1.bigcomme...80.1280.JPG?c=2

If so, they come as part of a very cost effective kit ....

http://www.roverware...her-wading-kit/




Regards,

Graeme


They do indeed look rather like that, but I believe the compressor fittings are straight pipe to thread where you show 90s. I also carry a couple of the push lock unions as they can be handy for repairs.

Edited by DHappel, 26 March 2016 - 09:47 PM.

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How many fittings do you need? I usually throw those out!
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How many fittings do you need? I usually throw those out!
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Thanks William!  A couple of each would be awesome. Can I paypal you? 

 

Where are you located?


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I'm in SF. I'll get a few. We literally have them all over. Let me find you a good new pair. We'll figure it out.



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William,  Ron (CT110) will be going into the city tomorrow. I would be very appreciative if you could coordinate pick up of said fittings with him. 

And if you have any for the air bags/shocks, well that would just be awesome!   (I'll pm you his info)

 

Owe six pack of your favorite brew !

 

Cheers,

 

Enrique


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1992 RRC SOLD
1995 LWB SOLD
1995 LWB RubiconReady, SOLD
1998 D1, 4.6 Relocated to KY 

1998 D1 Arles Blue. Dismantled 
06 LR3 HSE ARB bumper with Warn Winch

1992 SWB Da Yeti. Dusy Ready





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