Used 1998 Champion compressor builds slowly

by mike
(rhode island)

I recently bought a used 1998 champion 80 gal. 5hp compressor. it has an R15 air pump. It takes just under 15 mins to build 155psi. it doesn't recover well when using air tools. Is there something I can do to get it building air quicker? It appears to be in original condition, without a lot of oil residual on it.

See the troubleshooting section, Mike. Particularly the page about why air compressors run but don't build pressure - or build pressure slowly.

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