Water from discharge on Sullair 185q

by Hank
(Omaha)

I am getting excessive water out of my air hoses 1985 Sullair 185q

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Sep 25, 2015
Drain
by: Carl

Drain all the water from the receiver, then fit an autodrain or timed drain to it.
You may need to buy a dryer to your system, and/or extra filters too

Carl

Sep 24, 2015
water
by: Doug in s.d.ca

Looks like humidity in, water out (95% RH).

Not much for it other than getting drier air in or refrigeration/cooling on the output side.

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Sullair 185 diesel will turn over but won't start

by Kelly
(Butler MO)

It will turn over but won't start even by spraying a little starting fluid in breather.

Is there a disconnect at compressor so it won't pump while trying to start?

Starting fluid should at least make it fire shouldn't it?

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Aug 06, 2015
WILL TURN OVER BUT WONT START
by: Anonymous

HAD THE SAME PROBLEM WITH MY BOSSES 185 TRIED THE AIR FILTER DEAL, THAT DIDNT WORK. WAS CHECKING WIRES AND FOUND THE WIRED GOING TO THE FUEL INJECTOR PUMP LOOSE PUT IT BACK ON AND IT FIRED RIGHT UP AND RUNS GOOD. JUST THOUGHT I WOULD LET YALL KNOW. THATS A SPOT TO CHECK TOO.

Jul 07, 2014
diesel no start
by: Doug in s.d.ca

<<< Starting fluid should at least make it fire shouldn't it? >>>

Yes, although that's a dangerous thing to do...

Having said that, sounds like no compression.

The airend should be unloaded during start phase,

If it is cranking, and you feel air going in the intake, then it's either rings or valves or timing gear. Might also be not enough air into cylinder - check the intake filter, or maybe remove it temporarily to test.

You didn't let it run dry (fuel), did you?


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185Q parasitic electrical drain

Sullair 185 DPQ air compressor

Sullair 185 DPQ air compressor

I have a sullair 185Q. Built in 2000 caterpillar 3054 with a 1.tamp electrical drain when system is off key pulled. Drain is gone when I remove the ramp inline fuse from the wiring harness located near the starter. Ideas would be appreciated on how to fix.

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Sep 18, 2014
short
by: Doug in s.d.ca

Follow the voltage. If you luck out, you'll notice it is lower as you get to the drain. Reference to the inline fuse.

Alternatively, if you have or can get a DC CLAMP-ON ammeter, you can use that.

Sorry, it's tedious.

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Need manual for sullair 185dpq-jdd ?

by Jay
(norland ontario canada)

i just got a sullair 185dpq-jdd off a budy of mine and am in need of a manual as i need to rewire it and i need to know operation procedures. this is the first portable tow behind deisel compressor i have had the pleasure of dealing with. thanks for any help that can be given.

Jay

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