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Endless Air

Discussion in 'General 4x4 Discussion' started by red hilux, Sep 28, 2018.

  1. red hilux

    red hilux Well-Known Member

    who here has a genuine endless air from endless air??

    Seriously thinking about installing a unit into my Prado.

    Regarding maintenance, how often do you squeeze more grease into the unit?? Couple pumps after every use?? They say 3-4 pumps every 5k service, more often with heavier usage.

    Is it possible to put too much grease in it??

    Anything else I may be missing?
  2. red hilux

    red hilux Well-Known Member

    another question

    if you need to put grease in it regularly ( for lubrication ) , where does the grease go? Down the lines, in the pressure switch, in the tyres eventually?
  3. itlldoo

    itlldoo Well-Known Member

    it will have a grease nipple on the compressor, 2 pumps every 3 -5 hours of use cause they come with a timer, but i do it when i'm under the car
  4. red hilux

    red hilux Well-Known Member

    Where does the grease inside the unit disappear too?
  5. boobook

    boobook Well-Known Member

  6. Albynsw

    Albynsw Well-Known Member

    Did you see how much it weighs o_O
  7. red hilux

    red hilux Well-Known Member

    And draws 180amps max
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  8. red hilux

    red hilux Well-Known Member

    I’m thinking that their is only a couple things I want to do to my Prado

    Late model hilux bonnet scoop
    Intercooler upgrade
    Endless air
    Alt upgrade
    Maybe dump pipe to the stock exhaust ( rear muffler has already been changed to high flow )
  9. boobook

    boobook Well-Known Member

    Yeah, but it can keep up with 4 x 1/2" rattle guns in case you need that in the bush.
  10. red hilux

    red hilux Well-Known Member

    Can use rattle gun with endless air also.

    And it’s engine driven.

    You prob need alt upgrade also or an idle up
  11. dno67

    dno67 Well-Known Member

    Aren't they just an aircon compressor with a grease nipple screwed in to lubricate them as there no longer got the gas to cool and lube. Would be pretty simlpe to make.
  12. red hilux

    red hilux Well-Known Member

    yeah they are

    its 395 for my car ( plus postage I think ) and thats for the complete kit including belts, brackets . i just need to do pressure switch and electricals
  13. Spooner

    Spooner Well-Known Member

    Not if its a old Hills Hoist lol.
    But I doubt you would need to over do it with one of those . Just a regular small amount would be my guess to keep it lubed .
  14. red hilux

    red hilux Well-Known Member

  15. barnsey062

    barnsey062 Well-Known Member

    I made one on my old fj45 years ago, i used an old electric clutch air conditioner pump and an old primus porta gas bottle, put a switch on the dash to turn it on and off & a pressure release valve on the bottle, whole setup cost $80 am still thinking about doing the same on my ute :) it worked really well & when beach driving i could air back up in almost the same time it took at the petrol station.
  16. Batts88

    Batts88 Well-Known Member

    For the amount of times the average person would need an air operated rattle gun and constant supply of air to run it I have been using one of these for around 7 yrs on wheel nuts and other things.

    For power supply it has battery clips, lighter socket I also made an Anderson plug adaptor it can be used on any ones vehicle if I need to help some one change a wheel faster.

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  17. barnsey062

    barnsey062 Well-Known Member

    yep i have one of those, they are great :)
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  18. boobook

    boobook Well-Known Member

    Well I was joking about the 4 rattle guns but I had one of those 12v ones.

    They are too large, too slow and stuff the wheel nuts. I change my Muddy set of wheels over with the AT's regulary. That thing ruined the wheel nuts and was so bloody slow.It urned a 20 minute job into a 40 minute job.

    Errrrrrrrrrrrr Clunk errrrrrrrr Clunk. Errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr clunk. Those that have one whill be familiar with this sound.

    Mine went in the bin.

    Even a ryobi is 100 times better.
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2018
  19. Batts88

    Batts88 Well-Known Member

    20 minutes how many wheels are you changing in that time a dozen or more it takes less than 2 minutes at a guise haven't timed it though to remove and replace 1 wheel using the wrench. I have same wheel nuts in the 7yrs I've been using it no problem with them it's fast enough I'm not using it in a pit lane on a racing car.
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  20. boobook

    boobook Well-Known Member

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