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Old Mako Purus Compressor

Discussion in 'Vintage Equipment Diving' started by daveblake, May 10, 2019.

  1. daveblake

    daveblake Garibaldi

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    I have an old Mako Purus compressor with about 50 hours on it. (see pics). It has not been run since about 1985, but was kept in a climate-controlled area, and everything looks good. I want to start it up to see if it runs so I can sell it, but I don't recall the oil mixture for the Sachs engine it has, and I'm afraid to start it without the proper oil mixture for the engine. I have the proper oil for the compressor, and the oil level is still good. Any suggestions? Mako Overview.jpg Mako front overview.jpg Mako plate.jpg
     
  2. Wookie

    Wookie Secret Field Agent ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

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    I wouldn’t bet a lot, but that Sachs sure looks like a 2 stroke to me. Are you positive there is an oil sump?
     
  3. Wookie

    Wookie Secret Field Agent ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

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    Ah, yes. You said mixture. Back when I was running Sachs engines in snowmobiles, it was 32:1, and not TCW-3.
     

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