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  • #267557

    nalby
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    Ok thanks, I guess it’s just a waiting game now

    #267928

    guykuo
    Member

    Latest word on delivery timing….

    Their motor suppliers were delayed delivering the motors for the compressors….

    quote :

    …..Today Sincere is going to receive the first batch of motors from Shanghai factory which is for Joe’s first order.
    And the motors from another factory in Fujian province just send out the motors yesterday. I guess after two or three days Sincere will receive them. Those are for early list buyers.

    So basically, the early list buyers shall receive the compressor around 10th to 15th,April.
    And Brancato may receive the first batch around early May.

    We are really sorry for all the delay.

    Best Regards,
    Bosun

    #268319

    Hi,
    I’m from Belgium and bought the standard model (without PMV and automatic draining) in Europe at the European dealer.
    I did some temperature checks on the compressor block and I come to the same conclusions as the review here.
    This is a FLIR image of the compressor after 60min full load. The temperature stayed stable.

    The cylinder heads are successfully being cooled, only the first cylinder wall gets somewhat warm @67C or 152F.

    Other FLIR images can be found on http://blog.debrakeleer.com/2017/04/carette-300-bar-compressor.html

    #268320

    djbriez
    Participant

    That is outstanding!!
    Thank you for your efforts!

    DJ

    #268332

    mjp
    Member

    Nice review and those flir images looked interesting.

    Marko

    #269152

    guykuo
    Member

    There was lots of confusion about configuration and pricing.

    I checked today and got things clarified.

    The base Carette without PMV and autodrain is $1399 + shipping.

    However, IF AND ONLY IF YOU MENTION THE FORUMS while ordering, they will include the PMV and autodrain for $1399 + shipping.

    Being a forum member really helps out.

    Also, the current shipments of compressors arriving at JB’s do NOT have the Carette filter with them. That was supplied by the manufacturer just for the early birds.

    #271357

    miksatx
    Participant

    50 hrs on this unit only thing I’ve did is bleed air out the coolant hoses. No other problems to report.

    #271369

    guykuo
    Member

    Thanks for the update. The lack of drama is good news.

    #274011

    miksatx
    Participant

    60 hour oil change. No drama. Holding my cheap sound meter at eye level standing next to compressor 80dba, placing the meter down between both cylinders 94dba. Pretty darn quiet. When it blows off it’s 104dba.

    #274015

    jungle
    Member

    60 hrs sounds good. And I agree on how quiet it is. It sounds like a sawing machine and I barely hear it running behind a door. Auto blow is definitely louder.

    However, mine is at 14 hour on the meter and it has blown a safety burst disk and melted 2 oil breather caps (threads got melted and separated) and got low cylinder seized once so far. The seize got fixed by crank it manually with a wrench and hands. And JB sent those oil breathers quite fast though.
    Maybe mine is a defect????

    It is up and running for now but wondering when it will stop again. Guess only time will tell.

    #274016

    miksatx
    Participant

    Jungle what oil was you running? That’s really strange about the oil breathers. Did you post any place about it? cause I sure missed hearing bout your troubles. I use chemlub 800 and I haven’t noticed hardly any change in oil color.

    #274019

    jungle
    Member

    Hi,

    I have not potsted about it yet but here. So you could not read about it anywhere. I asked guykuo about it though.

    I used oil that came with the compressor and now using bauer synthetic. I did changed oil every 5 hours and the oil was pretty dark. It happened with both oil brands. I filled upto the instructed level and checked every time before I run the compressor. I usually run the compressor about an hour and found breather got melted and fallen next to the compressor a few hours later after i finished running it. The threaded neck area got melted both times. Thread was stuck in the case and top part fell.

    Then the compressor got seized once and I had to crank it in order to free it.

    Those are pretty odd to me as well and I really hope mine keep running without further problems.

    #274049

    guykuo
    Member

    Yes. There is something causing extra mechanical resistance or diminished cooling if the crankcase is getting hot enough to melt the breather plugs. It shouldn’t be anywhere near that hot.

    The pancake cooling fan on the radiator is blowing up at the crankcase right?

    #274071

    jungle
    Member

    99% sure the fan is running. But I will have to check to make it sure 100% running.
    However, the crankcase has been touchable when running. I always check if the crankcase is getting too hot by touching.
    Maybe i had a couple of bad breathers????
    Hope those were end of my problems.

    #274332

    ramjet62
    Member
    quote jungle:

    99% sure the fan is running. But I will have to check to make it sure 100% running.
    However, the crankcase has been touchable when running. I always check if the crankcase is getting too hot by touching.
    Maybe i had a couple of bad breathers????
    Hope those were end of my problems.

    did you get this figured out yet ? roger

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