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York ET210's discharge 1 ounce of oil every hour of run time, even with any oil reduction method you can think of, and 99% of seizures are from low oil. I haven't heard any fire stories but they get hot.
When they're engine driven the best thing to do is keep them filled with oil but don't over fill, shield them from engine heat, and provide as much outside fresh air as possible.
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Or .... use a winch motor.

I've got a buddy in Helena, Montana, with a 5 gallon tank and a York 210 that's belt driven off a winch motor from Harbor Frieght, if I remember correctly.

You shouldn't kill the stock battery/alternator, and you could add a second battery with an isolator to help.


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Default Re: Motorcycle Engine As Air Compressor?

Thanks Dan. If it doesn't restrict airflow, I may run about four feet of 3/4" piping from the suction port down to the floor of the engine bay where air will be coming up through the gap. At least then it won't be breathing in really hot air.

I'll definitely look into that Kris. I've been wanting to get a winch anyways since I go offroading quite a bit. A simple trailer mount would work well I'd imagine. Thanks.
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