I used regular 30W non-detergent oil that I found on the shelf at
WalMart. It's sold by the quart and is cheaper than regular motor oil.
I suppose if I wanted to spend more, I could have bought two smaller
bottles of oil over the the air compressors, but I didn't see why when
essentially it's the same thing.
On Fri, 27 Aug 2010 15:06:34 -0400, willshak wrote:
30w ND on my Campbell Hausfield 3hp, 240 volt 26 gallon twin cyl oil
lubbed horizontal. Had it for 10 years and used it with nailers, impact
tools, air chisels etc... Maybe a total of 100 hours so far. Came dry,
used Quaker State non-detergent 30 weight. Looks and runs like new.
The factory fills them with oil, tests them, maybe breaks them in a bit,
then drains the oil and ships them. It wasn't just filled enough to
test it, and if you've run it like that, you may have done damage and it
won't be covered under the warranty.
Please reread my original message. At no time did I even hint at running
it with whatever oil was left in there.
My original question was what kind of oil, other than compressor oil,
have others used with success.
Yesterday, I did pick up some 30 weight ND oil at WalMart , as some had
mentioned, filled it this morning,with the 30 ND oil, and lit it off for
the very first time.
Your warning was not too much for me. It was just misdirected since I
never even plugged in the compressor in the 4 days I had it until after
I filled it with oil.
Besides, you did elaborate on what was done at the factory, so you
shouldn't have a "concern" about what I wrote.
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