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03-31-2010, 09:55 PM
Bought a used air compressor. Great shape except for the air filter was not on it. Should I replace the intake or take it apart and clean it? Anyone work on air compressors? Its a 20 gallon belt driven.

04-01-2010, 03:40 AM
You can always try cleaning the filter and use it. See how it works.

Then if you don't feel there is a good enough flow of air, replace it.

Sometimes these filters fall apart when cleaned so experiment and see what happens after you clean it.

Keep us posted.

04-01-2010, 07:06 AM
This is actually inside the pump where I see some corrosion. The filter wasnt on it when i got it.

04-01-2010, 08:27 PM
Can you fit it back in there or is there a problem? I wonder if the previous owner could be contacted to find out why it was removed.