Series 50

Section 19.4 Defective Air Compressor

Section 19.4
Defective Air Compressor

To determine if a defective air compressor is causing excessive oil consumption, perform the following: ‪

  1. Perform a crankcase pressure test and record the test results; refer to "29.3 Crankcase Pressure Test (Governed Speed No Load)" in this manual.
  2. Disconnect the air outlet line from the air compressor; see Figure "Air Compressor Air Outlet Line" ; refer to "10.1.2 Cleaning and Removal of Air Compressor" .
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    Figure 1. Air Compressor Air Outlet Line

  3. Repeat step 1 and record the test results.
  4. Compare the results of test one with test two.
    1. If the engine crankcase pressure remained the same, check the turbocharger; refer to "19.5 Defective Turbocharger" .
    2. If the engine crankcase pressure decreased, repair the air compressor; refer to "19.4.1 Air Compressor Repair" .

Section 19.4.1
Air Compressor Repair

Perform the following steps to repair the defective air compressor:‪

  1. Remove the air compressor from the engine; refer to "10.1.2 Cleaning and Removal of Air Compressor" .
  2. Disassemble and repair the air compressor; refer to OEM guidelines.
  3. Install the repaired air compressor to the engine; refer to "10.1.4 Installation of Air Compressor" .
  4. Verify repair of the air compressor; refer to "19.4.1.1 Test Engine with Repaired Air Compressor" .
Section 19.4.1.1
Test Engine with Repaired Air Compressor

Perform the following steps to determine if the repaired air compressor resolved the excessive crankcase pressure:‪

  1. Start and run the engine.
  2. Perform a crankcase pressure test; refer to "29.3 Crankcase Pressure Test (Governed Speed No Load)" .
    1. If the engine crankcase pressure exceeds 3 in. H2 O (0.75 kPa); refer to "19.5 Defective Turbocharger" . Shut the engine down.
    2. If the engine crankcase pressure is within 3 in. H2 O (0.75 kPa), shut down the engine; no further troubleshooting is required.


Series 50 Service Manual - 6SE50
Generated on 10-13-2008

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