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Stupid Simple Compressor "Q"

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by big jimmy 91, Apr 19, 2005.

  1. big jimmy 91

    big jimmy 91 1/2 ton status

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    I have an old compressor that I am firing up after many years of storage.

    Its a piston type comp. , what type of oil does it need in the crank case?
    Regular motor oil or a special comp. oil , also it will need to run in cold temps.

    Thanks.
     
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    Anyone know what oil to use in a compressor for my garage?
     
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    You will need a non-detergent 30 weight oil.

    Such as this one..

    John
     
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    Thanks , would I be able to put 0-30 symthetic motor oil in it for cold starts?
     
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    You could, but the detergents in the oil may cause a buildup in the compressor rings and such.

    That said, Ingersol Rand makes a synthetic oil that I use in my IR compressor.

     
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    Thanks for the info

    I think that in my old compressor I will run the 0-30 synthetic motor oil thats left from a few years ago , it's almost pooched anyway , no need to spend money I don't have LOL
     

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