OK guys, who is our resident authority on air compressors on Detroit's?? (700 something I think it is.)
PLEEEEASE lend me your ear...
As many of you know, I have had some issues with REI over a rebuilt compressor they sold me. (BAAAAD deal) Well, I FINALLY got them to send a replacement after many months only to put it on yesterday - and I believe this one is worse. Now, I know there is a possibility it could be me but, I can not imagine what it is that I could have done wrong. It was just a straight over swap.
I put it on yesterday and finally fired it up today. (dead battery) It took 14 minutes to get it to air up to where the buzzer went off. (95+ lbs. or so) It was probably 12-13 minutes to get to 90psi. It REALLY got slow airing up as it got up into the higher pressures.
My "original" compressor, that Dallas diagnosed and said I should look at replacing, was waaaaay better than this one and the first one
I got from them was even better than this one! Now, I must say, I did air it up at a regular idle, not a fast idle as something is wrong with that feature. Do you think they could/would have screwed me again? I must admit, I read the guy (JR) his pedigree when the credit card company got the three of us together on a conference call. I tried to hold back but when he tried to make it out as "MY FAULT" for not calling them a FIFTH time well, I couldn't hold back. If this one would have worked, I would have probably even called him back and apologized. I still may if I find that I did something wrong but the reason I tore into him was for lack of integrity in customer service (calling back) not the workmanship as I am totally aware that things do happen. Anyway................
There is also a hollow whistle sort of noise coming from it and if I put my hand over the inlet pipe, it will suck it in but just barely.
So........ what can I do?? ?? ?? I'm at wits end with this whole deal. And trying to type all this out is driving me crazy!!
I appreciate anything any of you can tell me but, if one of you thinks you can help diagnose this over the phone, I will be more than willing to give you a call and let you hear the noise it makes or even talk me thru whatever could be the problem.
Thanx in advance. Sorry I am ranting.