Compressor Oil


Old 04-06-03, 08:08 PM
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Compressor Oil

Have inherited a commercial garage type compressor. What kind of oil should be used in this unit ? Seems like a lightweight oil of some kind.
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What brand and motor size?
Old 04-07-03, 05:45 AM
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Piston type compressors use 20 or 30 weight non-detergent motor oil. I'd maybe go with the 30 weight if it is a used compressor and is in a warm location.
Must be non-detergent as the additives in regular motor oil will gum it up.
Auto supply stores should have this.
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