Ingersol Rand Compressor

Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:48 pm

I have an Ingersoll Rand compressor from Tractor Supply approx. 3 years old. 5 HP , 60 gallon , Model SS-5

Problem:
Suddenlu would not build more than 60 psi and would keep running with no gain.

Investigation :
Removed head and valve assembly to find blown out head gasket , between the two cylinders.They are a paper type gasket and very thin in that area.

I called tech support and described my problem . They gave me a local number to call to have the gaskets sent to me next day from the factory.

Solution:
Installed the gaskets and torqued the head bolts to 15 psi then 27 psi as instructed by tech support. All is well for a cost of under 30.00

An interesting observation is that after 3 years of working flawlessly at a home workshop pace with almost every day use , the hone marks are still intact on the cylinder walls as you can see in the picture.

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Re: Ingersol Rand Compressor

Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:55 pm

That's great to hear. Customer service these day's usually is lacking at best.

Re: Ingersol Rand Compressor

Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:37 pm

Don't want to get into it but there are more good Customer Service places lately and i have been to some of them. The others service the customers.

Re: Ingersol Rand Compressor

Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:01 pm

air compressor cylinders do not wear near as fast an an engine does, since there are NOT several thousand explosions per hour going off inside them.

Re: Ingersol Rand Compressor

Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:22 am

I have been shopping for a compressor for a few years now..... leaning towards the IR.