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Old 11-03-2018, 03:11 PM   #1
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My air tanks make weird noises! Is this normal?

Every 15 or 20 seconds. It seems to be coming from inside one of the tanks. Anyone heard this before?


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Old 11-03-2018, 03:45 PM   #2
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the vid wont load for me.. im at starbucks .. but are the tanks making what sounds akin to scraping sounds or 'cat meow' sounds?


if so it is air being used by a device.. its usually the check vavles allowing air past in the right direction.. a leak in one of the devices or air suspension will cause those type of sounds..

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Old 11-03-2018, 03:55 PM   #3
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Weird, it's on youtube!

Can you hear it here? https://vocaroo.com/i/s0OibOa2diwF
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Old 11-03-2018, 06:23 PM   #4
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I've had air systems make similar sounds. I wouldn't worry about it, it's just air equalizing through a check valve.
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Normal sounds and nothing to worry about.
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Old 11-04-2018, 10:55 AM   #6
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Weird, it's on youtube!

Can you hear it here? https://vocaroo.com/i/s0OibOa2diwF



thats exactly the sound I thought it was.. what it tells me though is air is being utilized someplace.. a slow leak, the air suspension valve, air seat, left-over improperly capped air line for a school sign, etc.. the sound definitely isnt hurting anything as long as your air levels are staying up and not draining down faster than acceptable limits..

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Old 11-04-2018, 11:11 AM   #7
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I would say I am losing air faster than acceptable limits. I do not have air suspension, it is used for brakes and an air horn... I have not been able to find the leak as yet using my ears and a spray bottle of soapy water.
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Old 11-04-2018, 12:15 PM   #8
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Thats just the check valves talking to each other. nothing to worry about. I just dump the wet tank and it goes away.
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