I have begun to dismantle the bauer today.
It has some wear and probably has had a rough life with pour maintenance but
I think it can be saved to fil my tanks once or twice a weak in the summer.
The biggest problem I have found is the stuck fourth stage floating piston.
I dont know if its just stuck from not been run for so long or if it has seized while running.
There was oil in the oil tube going to the piston so I hope its the first option.
It is soaking in releasing fluid and I hope it wil come loose. I dont know if there is a better way
of doing it? I also think the bearings and oil seals need replacement so I think I wil take it appart to the last
nut. The final moist trap had an home made attempt to make a filter in it. The tube is badly pitted and wil have to be replaced.
I also had two pressure lines that where disconnected. I did not know were these where for. They come from T connections on the first
stage and the third stage. I have followed the lines and the only thing I can think of is they are for mannometers. So you can monitor the stage pressures,but I am not sure about this.