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Re: Foam in air compressor oil

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03-30-2013 07:16:10

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Use oil intended for air compressors.


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don t. - 9n180179

03-30-2013 10:08:27

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 Re: Foam in air compressor oil in reply to Dean, 03-30-2013 07:16:10  
I use the recommend IR "all-season" oil. It's even got their name on it(grin). I don't think it's synthetic, breaker blows when extremely cold. I change the oil each spring, never have seen it foam before. Thanks....don t. ....

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Dave Sherburne NY

03-30-2013 15:24:28

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 Re: Foam in air compressor oil in reply to don t. - 9n180179, 03-30-2013 10:08:27  
I had that problem with hard starting when really cold with the original oil that came with the compressor. A machinist friend of mine told me to use mobil one. Changed to Mobil one and it starts easy in winter and doesn't foam.

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Jon Hagen

03-30-2013 15:59:30

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 Re: Foam in air compressor oil in reply to Dave Sherburne NY, 03-30-2013 15:24:28  
Same here, changed all compressors to Mobil 1 grade 5W-30 motor oil in Quincy shop compressor and several other portable compressors. No foam, oil still looks new at annual change and they start e4ffortlessly at -30 in unheated shop.

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