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Old 06-30-2013, 09:49 PM   #1
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Need help with York compressor/ARB air locker setup

Hi everyone, I'm a little stumped on this because I'm a noob and didn't install this myself so I don't know how it works.
I have a York compressor for my arb air lockers, and the canister in line to the quick connect port is pissing everywhere when I turn the compressor on.
It says Watts on the side and pisses yellowish/brownish liquid all over the place kind of in a mist.
I honestly don't know the function of this canister but I assume it's for releasing the moisture from the compressor.

If anyone could tell me the function of this, and where I can buy a new one so I can actually use my compressor without pissing all over my engine/bay it would be very appreciated.
Thanks in advance, and sorry for being a noob, its the first jeep I've owned. (been around them all my life though)
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Old 06-30-2013, 11:18 PM   #2
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Looks like an in-line filter to remove water?

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Old 07-01-2013, 03:57 AM   #3
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jguy, I myself have a york. The york needs oil for it to function. The downside to this is that it slowley pumps oil into your air system. That black canister is suppose to catch the oil so it does not mix into your air. Now at the bottom of the canister should be a plug where you can drain the oil. Most systems can have it setup where there is a oil line going from the bottom of that plug back into the side of the york. Judging from the picture, I cannot see one. I would open up the canister and see if its full of oil/water, if not then its probably leaking air, causing the oil to come out like a mist. I hope that helps you!

EDIT: also make sure that there is always oil in the york. The thing has two pistons in it so make sure it never runs out of oil!
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Also make sure your pressure has been released before separating the canister. if not you might be wearing oil and water and looking for o'rings and what not when parts go flying
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:52 AM   #5
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tkfx is correct in that it is an oil collector. There is a read (google) on how to tap and plug an oil bypass in the york so that about 85% of the oil does not escape your compressor thus going to the collector and then doing what it's doing.. Welcome to the world of jeeping. I've always been around them too.. Also in them.... Run if you can. Otherwise you're life will be changed. Mostly for a financial down-fall.
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Old 07-01-2013, 10:48 AM   #6
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Thank you for the responses everyone. What kind of oil should i use for the york? Just regular motor oil?
And where do i add the oil/check how much is in there?
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Old 07-01-2013, 11:51 AM   #7
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Mine uses regular motor oil, and it doesn't blow in the lines, I have never had to top it off in 13 years. But then again, mine is not mounted sideways like yours...
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Thank you for the responses everyone. What kind of oil should i use for the york? Just regular motor oil?
And where do i add the oil/check how much is in there?
Should be an oil fill plug, a bolt, on the side of the york, in your case, on the top since its mounted sideways.
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so today I went out to do more investigating.
I haven't had much of a chance to investigate this whole setup until today because of rain and I broke my ankle so im on crutches so its hard for me to do stuff/lay under a vehicle.
sorry if I state the obvious but here's what I found.
the thing that's cracked/leaking is on the watts oil collector, its a clear tube that has a cap that comes off on the bottom. it seems like its maybe an oil level indicator or some kind of pressure relief if you remove the cap. there is a port for a hose on the bottom of the oil collector that seams to have a drop of oil sitting there all the time. i'm thinking it might be a breather.
off the York comes the large air line with the oil collector inline then goes to the quick connect inline then to the tank. it seems that it is 100 psi max. there are 3 psi gauges, one on the quick connect, one inside in the center console and a mac tools one on the fire wall under the hood. I don't see why theres 2 under the hood but oh well.
but I really wanna fully understand how it all works as this is my first experience with on board air. and I also wanna stop the oil collector from leaking and find where to buy the parts for that.
I took a video of it leaking and a picture of the oil it pissed out.

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Old 07-04-2013, 07:34 PM   #11
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Someone must know where i can buy this part...
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Old 07-13-2013, 01:46 AM   #12
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Got mine at onboardair.com 75.00 when I got mine. Not cheap.... Try McMaster-Carr.com
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Old 07-13-2013, 04:15 AM   #13
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Any compressor shop should have these for sale. Check out HEAVY DUTY SERIES COALESCING FILTER . A little more expensive but its heavy duty.
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That helped alot! Thank you both!
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Old 07-14-2013, 04:45 PM   #15
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Thats the exact one that I have.. They've gone up a few bucks in price. Then again, I got mine about 12 yrs ago.
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here is the mothership of results . 3/8" coalescing filter - TheFind
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here is the mothership of results . 3/8" coalescing filter - TheFind
Thank you! $54 at my local home depot for that IG one hmmmm
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I don't mean to laugh, and it's not at your Jeep dilemma or your pain or crutches, but DAMN DUDE ! You know you've been bitten by the Jeep Bug when you Bust Your Ankle and your out the next day working on your Jeep ! Lol Am I right ? This guys the BOMB ! Welcome to Jeep Life.
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I don't mean to laugh, and it's not at your Jeep dilemma or your pain or crutches, but DAMN DUDE ! You know you've been bitten by the Jeep Bug when you Bust Your Ankle and your out the next day working on your Jeep ! Lol Am I right ? This guys the BOMB ! Welcome to Jeep Life.
Hahaha its a sickness!

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