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Took the guts out and found bits of metal has knocked around the Piston and scored the bore (see pictures). Seal was good apart from the damage to the edges from the metal.
Any ideas as to what may have caused this?
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Looks like I need a new seal and a Piston Bore.
I may take the valve block apart to clean (replaced the seals back in January of 2008).
 

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Pieces of the broken reed valve may be what did the damage.

I had a compressor with a cracked reed valve but it had not broken into pieces yet.
 

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Terry,

Thanks for the reply. Can anyone post some photos of where the reed valve should be. Any ideas as to how to get a replacement?
Scott, do you have a spare Reed valve or the top side of the compressor?
 

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close, that's the inlet reed valve that's disintegrated, the outlet is on the other side...

I have several spare heads, I can send you a complete unit, I think I have another piston as well, that one shouldn't be used again.

Email me,

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Thanks Dennis, I have sent you an email.
 

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Thanks Bernard, remember seeing that post. My hat off to you sir.
In my case, I don't think I have done too much damage. Like Dennis said, just a case of getting a used head with a Reed valve and a Piston.
 
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