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Re: Air compressor/chain saw bar oil?

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George Marsh

02-01-2013 16:30:37

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From what I've read, I should use a straight weight non-detergent in the air compressor because detergent oil will foam when it comes in contact with moisture. So, won't synthetic oil foam too? My compressor has a sight glass for the oil, so I guess I could see if the oil foams. I drained the oil and it was thick and dark looking. Also, for the first time, the 30a 220v breaker was tripped, so I'm definately going to put thinner oil in it for the winter.

Is there a special oil for air compressors? If so, where can I get it? Is it muli-weight?

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02-02-2013 13:30:09

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 Re: Air compressor/chain saw bar oil? in reply to George Marsh, 02-01-2013 16:30:37  
Detergent oil foams when it is used in hydraulic systems, not when it comes in contact with moisture. I don"t see it foaming in a compressor.

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02-01-2013 17:23:11

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 Re: Air compressor/chain saw bar oil? in reply to George Marsh, 02-01-2013 16:30:37  
Hello George Marsh,
Some manufacurers of air compressors like IR will double the warranty if you buy the synthetic oil start up kit. You could see what kind of synthetic they use. I use Mobil1 on everything. Just happen to be there in 1976 were the oil was beeing developed. Tested it without knoing what oil i was using.
I don't own any stock in ExxonMobil
We ran the diesel version for 100.000 miles in the pan before changing. No oil related engine break downs the whole fleet. Filters at proper intervals and make up oil, of course. No, it should not foam! GOOD STUFF FOR SURE!

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02-01-2013 16:32:39

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 Re: Air compressor/chain saw bar oil? in reply to George Marsh, 02-01-2013 16:30:37  

Use air compressor oil. Available at any good auto parts store and most farm stores, etc.

DO NOT use chain saw bar oil.


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