Rebuilding an air compressor pump takes a lot of time, a lot of tools, and a lot of parts. To properly break down an air compressor pump and diagnose the problem may take anywhere from 1 to 2 hours of time. A myriad of issues may come to your attention like: the bearings are busted; or the crankshaft front housing seal is leaking; or the piston rods have dug into the crankshaft and won’t move freely. Take a look at the pictures below and decide if you want to try this yourself or if you want the experts at H&K to repair it for you.
Remember, if you decide to try it yourself, here are just a few tools that you will need:
1. impact tools, wrenches and sockets, hammers, lock ring pliers, punches, benches, and screwdrivers
2. an air compressor
3. a vice
4. a press
5. a torch
7. a test stand
9. pressure tester
10. grease/ lubricant
in total, you should have around $7K – 10K dollars just in tools and equipment in order to disassemble and rebuild your air compressor pump..