Speedaire Air Compressor Tips

The Speedaire air compressor tips found below have been distilled from the many contributions from folks that own and use Speedaire air compressors.

I appreciate that folks that take the time to send questions and suggestions on the Speedaire air compressors forum pages.

As I get the time I'll be reviewing the hundreds of postings about Speedaire air compressors, finding the jewels of tips that I will add to this page, as another source to help you troubleshoot your Speedaire air compressor.

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Also, if you have a tip about fixing or troubleshooting a Speedaire air compressor, please add it here. If you have a question, please use the forum page here, or if you have solved a problem or figured out something on your Speedaire, that's for this page.

Tips I've found have been added below the form in numberical order by model number. Scroll down to them if you would. Please use the form to add your new Speedaire tip and be sure to include your Speedaire compressor model number, then I'll add it to the list.

Thanks a bunch. Bill.

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Pump Needle Bearings - from Doug H.

Hey, I was browsing through the questions here to find an answer to my own, and noticed your asking about needle bearings. I also have a Speedaire 2z498 pump which I just did a rebuild on. The needle bearings are indeed very hard to find!

If you can get your old ones out, (my pump sat for 3 years full of water which made extraction a real P.I.A) take the most presentable one with you to an auto parts/machine type shop to match the dimensions. I went to several different small engine repair, refrigeration repair, and even vacuum repair shops with no luck finding them.

The auto parts/machine shop I finally came across tried to cross reference numbers from my needle bearings with no luck. Then as a last resort, he called one of their bearing suppliers and gave them the dimensions. Of course they had to be ordered, but the next day I had my two new needle bearings in hand for less than $20.00 and they fit perfect. Hope this helps you out as I know the frustration this simple problem brings, and if you have already found them.. maybe this can help another frustrated person out!