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My York on-board air system quit working the other day. The belt was squelling like crazy so I shut it down. Well I finally tore into the compressor tonight. It appears that the connecting rod bolts loosened up and the rods came off the crank. This locked everything up. I think everything is salvageable except the connecting rods. After further inspection it appears that this was a result of oil starvation. The journals on the crank are scarred and there is metal residue on the connecting rods. I guess I should have checked the oil level better. I will be off to the junkyard next week to find a replacement. Just thought I would give everyone a head's up. CHECK YOUR OIL LEVEL!!!!

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PS What was that mod to keep the York from blowing all it oil out???
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You obviously know this, but, you have to put oil in those things! Just fncking with you, man. I'm very surprised I haven't blew mine up yet. I tend to forget to put oil in the York.
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Re: Blew Up my first YORK AC!!!

i seized mine up a couple months ago too... oh well. I tossed in a spare..
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Tom,
Let me know if you find what you need in your junkyard run. If not, I know someone who had a spare York for parts not too long ago.
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Re: Blew Up my first YORK AC!!!

[img]images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] Er....ah...not to put too fine a point on it[img]images/icons/blush.gif[/img], but did you use that compressor in the flat position as opposed to vertical? If it is lying down and has the inlet port on the bottom, a minor mod is in order, or this will be just the first of about forty Yorks that you will scatter.[img]images/icons/crazy.gif[/img][img]images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]
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Re: Blew Up my first YORK AC!!!

I had to add this........lol
Here's a pic of my toolbox. If you look close you will see something that has been sitting on it for over 10 years.(and through 3 jobs) And yes............it's what you think they are.[img]images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]
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I dunno what yards are charging in your area, but around here they are $13 each, and we have LOTS of Volvo donors. Spares should be cheap and readily available.
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Re: Blew Up my first YORK AC!!!

not to sound ignorant, but what is a York AC?

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Re: Blew Up my first YORK AC!!!

In this instance we are referring to a York (brand) Air Conditioning (A/C) compressor. These are much in demand because they are one of the few compressors that has lubrication outside of the freon pumped through it. They came on older vehicles, and put out quite a bit of air for an OnBoard Air (OBA) system. These are engine/belt driven compressors we typically use to air tires, run tools and the like.
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York Air Conditioner compressor. Used on many many vehicles over the years. It makes one of the best air compressors to retrofit to your jeep. Instead of pumping Freon, it pumps air into an air tank. They are capable of up to 300 PSI...but not recommended to go that high...typical is 110PSI. Works great for airing up tires and running your ARB locker. Simple and reliable...when you keep oil in them....Which is one reason they are popular...it's about the only compressor that has an oil resivoir...most other automotive air compressors require oil in the air...which means you have to use an oiler on the intake side.
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