Personally, I'd use oil recommended for the purpose. It may well just be
the same, or very close to 30W motor oil, but since I don't know for sure,
and the extra cost of special oil is pretty small, I figure why chance it.
I'm not going to risk my $450 air compressor over a bucks worth of oil.
That's my spin, anyway.
Specifically, it is CH belt driven pump for so called extreme duty
on their product line.
Original bottle of oil is clear in color. Then someone mentioned
30W motor oil works OK too. Label on the bottle does not give spec. of
this oil. What do you think? I am just curious and not trying to penny
mark Ransley wrote:
Older units use to use Turbine oil which is clear like you mention or 30 non
detergent motor oil. Both will work fine. The newer units call for a synthetic
30 weight oil. I use 30 synthetic Amzoil in mine not sure if you have dealers
for that in your area. Ck them out online. In either case the main thing is to
change it regularly. At least once a year.
That's how I feel. I only use oil recommended in the owner's manual.
The special oil is not that expensive, available at WalMart, and not
much is needed. Makes me think twice about buying a used compressor.
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