I was on a roof today with a pneumatic nailer running on a ground-based
Dewalt compressor. After light-duty cycling on/off for three hours, the
compressor's work was finished.
I walk up to the compressor and the damn thing is covered in oil. Sheesh.
The oil dipstick was on the ground a few inches away from the oil check port
and it appears that the lubrication oil sprayed all over the compressor.
The oil well looks dry and the compressor head was hotter than normal. If
my compressor isn't burnt up, I'll have to find a way to wire the dip stick
in place. Unbelievable for a 4 year old, lightly used compressor.
1) A label on the machine says to use Dewalt D55000 synthetic oil. The
nearest Dewalt dealer is about 30 miles away. What brand/viscosity can I
substitute for this specialty grade stuff?
2) If this compressor is hosed, what name brand can I buy that gets the
simple engineering details right?