Hey Douchebag! I'm trying to get the original part to put back in the cap and it's not possible. Both MoronJondon and another Gardner Denver supplier are telling me that they don't supply that part to put in the fill cap. So I told JD to send me the whole cap assembly with it inside. JD wants $100 for each FKIN cap!Real mechanics don't use crescent wrenches. Stuffing a piece of foam in there instead of the original piece doesn't seem very smart. I'm sure you or your repair depot can order the right part.
I used a piece of that as an air cleaner for an air compressor intake, but I knew air passing through would keep it from melting into a glob of solid plastic.All he needs is a piece of 3M fiber pad in there for cripes sakes I don't know what the issue is whether it's a breather stone or the fiber pad, it's just there to keep it from splashing out , and a fiber pad as far less likely the plug than the breather stone
Thanks for finding them.My thinking is occasionally seals fail.....and aren't necessarily a design flaw of the machine. Do you know of others with the same issue?
The vent is just another safeguard. Likely put there because of the expectation of increased heat in the compact design or possibly in response to issues (in this machine or ones prior). It isn't like GD doesn't have breather vents for blowers but most blowers are used in industrial applications in relatively open areas without other heat generating components (or at least considerably less heat).
Judsons are an open design with a completely separate heating system.
The fact that you could easily blow through your vent and were using foam leads me to believe it wasn't a factor in your seal failure
Edit: not sure if they could have got you fixed up or had the part but you have a blower sales/repair place about 45 minutes from you
We service and repair all major brands of displacement blowers and vacuum pumps. Blowers are returned to factory tolerances & come with a 12/18 warranty.www.pdblowers.com
So, as I still sit here, waiting on the seal to be shipped after over a week of calling to check on it. My frustration brings these thoughts about how crooked these industries are.
Let's go back before the asian cars were introduced in our marked. Your clunk of metal was made to go bad right around 100k miles. The easy way out was to go trade it in for that shiny new one.
Or carpet. Nylon was the meat of the industry. But the weasel carpet salesmen CEO's didn't like how long it lasted (30+years). So polyester is now the overpriced leader and you're lucky if you get 7 years out of it.
Or household appliances: Ovens, refrigerators, washer and dryers. I just replaced my 6yo oven the same day bought my fancy mower last week because it was junk and not worth fixing due to the stupid high tech glass top taking forever to boil water ever since I bought it.
I'm seeing the same shit with truckmounts! Just think if these asshole engineers kept the same blueprint layout with the 405, Legend design and just put the kubota, and kawasaki engine and upgraded blower on it. But no, it lasted too long, sales were probably lower than desired. They love a 3khr turn around on us selling our units to buy that Fking spaceship looking thing with the glorious neon lights. Don't get me started on Hydramaster. They love plastic and kicking the can down the road when a recall is discovered. It's a must to get rid of it around 3khrs.
So as I'm waiting patiently for the oil seal to arrive from 2 different companies. I know these salesmen love being backed up with tm sales.