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GordyMN
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 6:26 pm    Post subject: Compressor oil Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have an old (40 yrs?)air compressor with a 1/2 hp electric motor that runs a belt to the actual compressor. In the manual it states to use only 20W oil in the compressor. I can"t find any. I can find 10W, 30W and 40W,but no 20W.
What would you recommend I use?
If I mixed 1/2 of qt 10W and 1/2 qt of 30W would that equal 20W?
Thanks in advance.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Compressor oil Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Sears or NAPA should carry compressor oil. I get mine from Sears.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Compressor oil Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Naaaa. I would tell you to use 30wt non detergent. That 20wt is for cold weather starts. If you only run your compressor in warm weather then don't worry. If your pump has used standard oil all of it's life NEVER change over to synthetic. You could blow all of the oil seals. Have fun Jeffcat.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Compressor oil Reply to specific post Reply with quote

#32 hydraulic oil ....Ron
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Compressor oil Reply to specific post Reply with quote

A couple of mine have thrived on Mobil 1 10-30 for YEARS.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Compressor oil Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I also have a 2HP air compressor that takes 20W non -det. oil. Valvoline makes 20W and you can get it through NAPA.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 3:41 am    Post subject: Re: Compressor oil Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I've always been told never to mix two different viscosity oils together. I believe I would keep searching for the 20 weight. Here is one place, https://www.mystiklubes.com/do/product/663101002. If that isn't an option I would use 30 weight non-detergent.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:41 am    Post subject: Re: Compressor oil Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Right on! and quite cold winter starts too. Works much better than 30W compressor oil for me .
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:36 am    Post subject: Re: Compressor oil Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I"ll give you a quart of compressor oil. Ron Mn.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:41 am    Post subject: Re: Compressor oil Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have a Quincey compressor with full pressure
lubrication, it even has an oil pressure gauge.
I"ve used Mobil 1 for 30 years, with no problems.
at 30 below zero, in an unheated garage, the gauge
shows full oil pressure in about 3 seconds,(before
the compressor even gets up to full speed)
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Compressor oil Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Mobil 1, no other.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 5:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Compressor oil Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Hello GordyMN,

Mobil 1 Is all you need!

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 1:19 am    Post subject: Re: Compressor oil Reply to specific post Reply with quote

For those who recommend the use of Mobil One, y'all might want to check what Mobil has to say about that.
Mobil 1 not recommended for air compressors

 
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Compressor oil Reply to specific post Reply with quote


I also have run Mobile 1 in my compressor for about 25 years.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:23 am    Post subject: Re: Compressor oil Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Most piston compressors do well with a good hydraulic oil.
 
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