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Old 07-07-2008, 07:26 PM
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I think what they probably were talking about but had apparently misunderstood was oil draining into the head area from the crankcase. If you have to lay a compressor on it's side it is a good idea to drain the crankcase first and then after it is set up turn the pump (BEFORE the power is connected!!!) a few times by hand to make sure it is not oil locked. Since the oil will not compress the pump could be damaged if the motor tries to spin it with even a small amount of oil in the cylinder. They meant well and were partially right, at least the part about not laying the compressor on it's side but if it actually was completely dry there would have been nothing to worry about anyway.
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