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M60 Motorguard

#1
I was doing some preventive maintenance this weekend. Change the oil in the compressor. I have been changing it once a year. The oil look to still be clean. The compressor does sound a little quieter to me when running now. I decided to check my m60 at the compressor and did not like what I saw. I guess I should have been checking this a little more often. The filter was soaked and the powder coating has already delaminated on the inside. The top looks good. I also checked the one in the garage and it looks new. I'm either going to re-powder coat it or just replace it. Just a reminder to check it to everyone. Has anybody else had this happen. Once I get it back up and running, I'm going to open the drain legs and blow the lines out really good.





After clean up:



Top side:







M60 in the Garage:

 
#2
Looks like oil and water whens the last time it was changed? I change mine daily when using and sometimes twice a day in the summer. I use just cheap toilet paper and mine is at least 30ft from my compressor, I was getting too much water closer. Humidity has been so bad lately I had to start running my sander through my air dryer to stop the water.
 
#3
Curt, I ashamed to admit it had been a bit. I forgot about it since it was down in the basement. I really only use the compressor on my days off so I'm going to make it a point to change it after each of those days. I feel like an idiot. At least the one in the garage which is about 30ft away still looks new. I think the lines are ok. I'm glad I caught it.
 
#8
OK, gotta ask about the toilet paper. I keep reading to use that in the M60. However, the charmin brand TP we use has lots of dust lint. How does this not end up in the paint? Or do I need to buy the cheapass TP that feels like sand paper?
 
#9
industrial grade ass scraper . like the stuff in a convenience store. cheapest you can find. order from a janitorial supply . it's cheap enough to change every session .
 
#14
Yep, lesson learned the hard way for sure. I'm glad I didn't let it go any further. The sub panel is upstairs and I'm bad about just throwing the breaker on and heading to the garage. I have a large psi gauge in the garage that I always look at to make sure its operating correctly. I do usually go down there often and drain the water out of it, so now I just need to open the filter and let it dry after each day of work. I moved some stuff on the shelf for easier access. Its all ready to go again and looks as good as new, with the exception of a few pits in the metal.
 
#15
rustover;39387 said:
The sub panel is upstairs and I'm bad about just throwing the breaker on and heading to the garage. I have a large psi gauge in the garage that I always look at to make sure its operating correctly.
I was using the breaker as a temporary switch after I installed a larger compressor, but that temporary time was extended into years and the breaker switch was eventually worn out and started a fire in the breaker box. It didn't happen while switching the compressor on or off, but fortunately I was in the shop when it happened and shut the power off. I think there are breaker switches rated for such use, but mine was apparently not one of those. I was lucky that all I had to do was replace the breaker box, and add a separate switch for the compressor of course.
 
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