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Thread: Bauer Poseidon 3rd stage problem

 

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    Bauer Poseidon 3rd stage problem

    We have a Bauer Poseidon TE compressor and 3rd stage piston & sleeve assembly got stuck and scratched. We think this is a lubrication problem with the Bauer Poseidon TE Series oil pump or block. Has anyone else experienced this ?

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    I have the same compressor but it is still new after being refurbished. When you say the piston got stuck- did the whole unit grind to a halt?

    How many running hours does it have thus far?
    What oil (mineral/synthetic) are you using? How old is the oil?

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    After 9 months of normal use, the 2nd stage safety valve blows-off pressure while they are filling tanks

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    Also we are using synthetic oil

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    At what pressure do they start to blow off?

    Did you talk to Bauer about it?

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    Sounds like an intake valve issue in your third stage if the second stage OPV is blowing off. Does it sound like a machine gun when it is going?

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    seized valve.

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    I'm still waiting on my Utiluis hope to see the Bauer repairman Friday am.
    Talked to Michael at bauer virginia office,he was very helpfull!
    Jerry

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    Replaced valves,finally had to change the final stage piston.That solved the problem.
    Only had 300 hours on this,cooled with secondary fan also.

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