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Airing up my Volvo using shop air


sclord2002

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I finally discovered what quick disconnect fitting will work to air up my Volvo utilizing the port on the the steel air line from the compressor that runs along the top left side of the engine. It is a R-134A HIGH SIDE [red] fitting. The threads on the fitting I have are not tapered national pipe thread, so I had to do some adapting, but the fitting works like a charm. Should you decide to use a fitting like this, just be aware that there is another port like this under the hood and it IS on the A/C high side line.....BE SURE YOU ARE CONNECTING TO THE AIR LINE AND NOT THE A/C LINE. This fitting was helpful in finding a leak in my steer axle passenger side air spring. The leak was hard to hear with the engine running but was found quickly by utilizing shop air. Charlie

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Dan, I realize that here are other ways to connect shop air and I considered several ways. I just took it as a challenge that a port was provided for that purpose ? and no one had the fitting that would connect to it, or even knew what fitting I needed. Sometimes I look for a challenge just to keep the rusty gears clanking in my head. Charlie

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Dan, I realize that here are other ways to connect shop air and I considered several ways. I just took it as a challenge that a port was provided for that purpose ? and no one had the fitting that would connect to it, or even knew what fitting I needed. Sometimes I look for a challenge just to keep the rusty gears clanking in my head. Charlie

Or so the gears don't fall asleep.... :ph34r:

(sorry Charlie)

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Yeah, that"s it....those darn Canadians and their firewater. I really do like all of my Canadian friends....some of them are a little crazy....but I like them. They keep things from being boring. Charlie

The ECR would not be the same without our Canadian friends. Just hope Kevin can get his "broken" guitar fixed before next year.

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You could put a male 1/4 inch air fitting in the primary air tank with a shutoff valve most air tanks have extra plugs in them or put in the drain our shop does this on all of our trucks.

 

Rather than put a male with a valve, why not put a female fitting with no valve and then just make or buy a small double male adapter for when you want air up your truck. That gives you an air source for when your truck is in a giving mood.

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I have a male/male and a male/female hose made up that are two feet long as adapters plumbed into my tanks. That way I can either air up the truck or run air tools/air up tires from the truck. Just make sure to put a ball valve inline to shut off the tank before you get to the airline fitting.

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