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I am hoping someone can answer my question. I have a Central Pneumatic compressor that Harbor Freight no longer has parts for. The oil scrap ring is broken and I would like to know how important this is to the pump function. The compression rings are still good. I also have to rebuild the flapper gasket but I was planning to do that with head gasket material. Here are a few photos of the oil scrap ring.



 

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The oil scraper ring is very important if you want the pump to work without using oil and then getting stuck from lack of oil. Roger
 

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So based on what you see the ring then needs to be replaced? I have contacted the manufacture, in China, to help with souring the part. I really would hate to trash this compressor.
 

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Thanks guy, any ideas on where I can turn for a new ring. I am not getting anything from the manufacture in China.
 

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Find out the size of the piston and buy a copy of Gas Engine Magazine. There is a company the sells rings in about any size possible.In the 1960s for example I worked for a air compressor manufacturer and our pumps used pistons that came from Briggs and were used in Briggs lawn mower engines. If I can find a phone number for the GEM advertiser I will post it. Roger
 

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Great Roger, Thank you all for the information. I will be contacting Starbolt on Monday and hopefully they will have the ring.
 
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