NEW ARNOTT COMPRESSOR CONCERNS

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  1. djatkinson

    djatkinson Full Access Member

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    I had a new Arnott compressor installed by my indie shop, and I have concerns about the new position. I understand that this is a superior product, but the application of it is questionable.
    It now sits obviously lower on the frame rail, where the mounting bolts sit exposed to road hazards. In addition, all the wires/hoses leading to it are exposed at the front of the mounting tray. In short, it looks it a failure waiting to happen at the worst moment!
    I talked to one of the techs (not a designer/engineer ) at the company, and he stated that he was concerned about this years ago when it first came out. But, he said that they have had very few warranty claims on this! Is it possible that most Rover owners don't really care about stuff like this? Maybe their vehicles are used only for trips to the grocery stores??? He invited me to send input to him, which he'll pass on to his engineers.
    Given that the Rover is supposed to be an iconic off-road vehicle, I looked at this installation and thought: "What the hell is wrong with this picture?!?! It looks like a one-off shade-tree solution!!"

    Has anyone else dealt with this? Is there a better solution???
    Maybe I have to look into buying sliders or fabricating a new frame-mounted enclosure?
     
  2. Houm_WA

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    1. There is already a bracket that can be purchased that relocates the compressor higher on the rail.
    2. There should be an acoustic box enclosing the compressor and (I thought) most of the hoses/wires too.
    3. Did you mean "AMK" compressor and not Arnott?
     
  3. Oztimer

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    Just purchased an Arnot comp for my 06 lr3 hope I don't run into same issue! My immediate issue Is when my Mechanic attempted to remove first bolt holding unit in 2.5 rachets and bolt snapped! Comp fell out in his hand not on head luckily. Other 2 bolts completely rotten! Obviously first time for repair. My question is do we need to replace complete racket and rubber mounts or should just weld new nuts inplace and hope for the best?
     
  4. djatkinson

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    Houm,
    This is the Arnott replacement.
    I'm very interested in learning about the bracket and enclosure that you mentioned. Can you direct me to the proper source??
    Thanks!
     
  5. Houm_WA

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    Hi DJ, I just tried the Tactical 4x4 website, which is where I bought my bracket, and they no longer have it listed, unfortunately. Sorry man...
     
  6. djatkinson

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    Any updates on your concerns??
     

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