10t oil milky color

by Kim Kelterborn
(atlanta, ga)

- 10t type 30 oil milky color drained 3 times but almost seems like water in oil -


Yesterday our compressor sounded slightly different like a car engine being run on very little oil. I checked the oil and it was a color of almost chocolate milk (the best I can relate). I've drained it 3 times and replaced with 30 compressor oil each time but after even an hour of running and use it's the same color and it just doesn't sound right. Any idea what could be causing it, it looks like water in the oil?

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Jul 01, 2016
Water in compressor oil
by: Doug in s.d.ca

If you let it sit awhile, and it's water, then it should sink to the bottom after awhile.

Could be blow-by (rings), especially if it's a pressure lube model.

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