Sil-Air compressor: filter regulator and auto-off function
by Tristan van der Hoeven
(The Hague, The Netherlands)
Sil-Air airbrush compressor
I just bought a second-hand Sil-Air airbrush compressor. It's 1992, yellow and a google search indicates it's a Sil-Air 15, but with a case (yellow). 20 liters a minute, 6 bar.
The compressor works well.
There's two questions I'd like to ask you:
Looking through the glass of the filter regulator, it shows small pieces of rubber in it. My guess is, this must be the rubber 'seals' slowly disintegrating. Should I be worried and replace the costly filter regulator?
The second question is about the auto-off function. It doesn't seem to automatically turn off the compressor at a set pressure. I wasn't able to find out whether or not this model even has an auto-off function.
The guys who sold me the compressor mentioned Werther's customer service people not responding to his questions.
I hope you can help me with the answers?
Very much appreciate your time!