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93 ford ranger 4.0 v6 ac compressor into engine driven aux air ? Answered

for my air ride system

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steveastrouk (author)2011-10-16
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jjhaney (author)steveastrouk2011-10-16

the lines air ran everything is there , i just dont want to run electric all the time .just need to know how to run the a/c compressor to 200psi continuous without blowing it up

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steveastrouk (author)jjhaney2011-10-17

Presumably you AREN'T running continuously, or you have a huge air leak. What is the ACTUAL gas consumption of your air-ride ?

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jjhaney (author)steveastrouk2011-10-17

by continuous i mean my tank will have a pressure switch 165 on 200 off . it will stay in that range continuously. in not sure of the consumption but it takes 150 psi to get my front off the ground

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steveastrouk (author)jjhaney2011-10-17

I'd suggest it takes very little actual volume to lift you up. If you're on electric pumps, how often is your current pump cycling ? Electric pumps are WAY easier than an AC pump in this application, because they give pretty well oil free air.

AC pumps need careful feeding and attention - they have to work properly oiled, and are not designed to keep that oil vapour out of their outlet lines.

Steve

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Re-design (author)2011-10-16

You could make it work but you'd have to heavily modify the a/c compressor, install some valves and plumbing etc.

A better idea would be to install a separate electrical compressor that needs no modification.  You'll still have to install valves, gauges and plumbing etc.

Unless I guessed wrong on what your question really meant and in that case just ignore this post.

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