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Old 06-25-2019, 03:53 PM   #1
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95 Thomas Saf-T liner air reservoir hole

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So the other day while building pressure I noticed a hissing coming from under the bus. After evaluating I noticed I have a leak in my air tank under my wet tank. Attached is the photo of my tank the day after and as you can see there is quite a bit of old residue on the tank. Structurally the bus is free of rust, but you can see the tanks are in pretty rough shape. Should I be concerned about the oil residue in my tank? Also attached is the specs of my tanks. Does anyone have any good outlets for purchasing new tanks.20190624_204322.jpg20190624_204315.jpg20190624_204327.jpgScreenshot_20190625-144716_Adobe%20Acrobat.jpgScreenshot_20190625-144723_Adobe%20Acrobat.jpg
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Old 07-01-2019, 10:02 AM   #2
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The oil residue, no, you shouldn't be worried. The compressor is oil lubricated, so as long as you're not draining cups of oil out of the tanks, a few drops is nothing to be concerned about.

The tanks though, that's an instant out of commission issue. Don't drive it or air it up until it's replaced. If that thing ruptures it will be like a bomb going off underneath the bus. Seriously, it can kill you, so replace it before you do anything else.
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Thanks for the reply. I was able to get the tank out yesterday and will actually be replacing my wet tank as well due to the fact it was not looking good either.. I was able to find both tanks for a couple hundred bucks. I think I am going to install a better quick drain on the bottom with a line running outside the bus so I can drain easier.20190630_165017.jpg
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Thanks for the reply. I was able to get the tank out yesterday and will actually be replacing my wet tank as well due to the fact it was not looking good either.. I was able to find both tanks for a couple hundred bucks. I think I am going to install a better quick drain on the bottom with a line running outside the bus so I can drain easier.Attachment 35174
Definitely handy to not have to go under to drain.


https://www.amazon.com/Compressor-Va.../dp/B00BBZGWIC
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