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i just recently installed my train horn but now its still having problems. it leaks air but i have no idea where. from about 120 psi down to 0 in 5 or so hours. i want it to not leak air at all. also everytime i use it i have to get out of my truck and check the gauge for the psi which is in the bed of my truck and is there a way i could run a wire to a gauge in my truck cab so i could just power it on and see the psi from inside the cab? thanks
 
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i have a line run into the cab, and my pressure gauge in the three gauge pod on the driver side pillar.
the leak could be almost anywhere. get a spray bottle and make a soap water solution. then spray every connection and fitting. you will know when you find a leak by the bubbles.
 
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i have a line run into the cab, and my pressure gauge in the three gauge pod on the driver side pillar.
the leak could be almost anywhere. get a spray bottle and make a soap water solution. then spray every connection and fitting. you will know when you find a leak by the bubbles.
do you have a link to your pillar pod and psi gauge you have?
 
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i may, but for some reason photobucket is not working.
 
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holy mother of god gimme one XD
 
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i may, but for some reason photobucket is not working.
could you possibly email it to me? [email protected] thank you if you could
 
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holy mother of god gimme one XD
Yeah, I looked them up for research purposes of course. A little spendy but if I run into a used set somehow....
 
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Originally Posted by tjc transport View Post
i have a line run into the cab, and my pressure gauge in the three gauge pod on the driver side pillar.
the leak could be almost anywhere. get a spray bottle and make a soap water solution. then spray every connection and fitting. you will know when you find a leak by the bubbles.
just to add a little.
good source of "soap water solution" , jug of bubbles from the Dollar store.

in lieu of gauge i used a tank mounted pressure switch that maintains pressure at 130psi =/-.

if your plumbing joints are not leaking, check your solenoid valve, it might be leaking past just not enough to sound the horns.
 
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My truck came with the horn, solenoid, and compressor already installed. I bought a use jobsite complessor that didn't work off of craigslist and had that mounted by a friend. I went to the Menards and bought the brass compression fittings that they sold in plumbing, and then some vinyl ice maker tubing. I got them good and tight, and where I was going to NPT I used some loctite thread sealant. One try; no leaks.

I don't know if I got lucky, or if you just didn't tighten everything enough but to find the leaks just use the soap and water in a spray bottle.
 
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That's awesome!!!
 
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Man! That would scare every Koala to death! They'd be dropping out of the trees! Good thing you don't have koala's over there! Love it!
 
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