5W 50 OR 0W40 i ridgid mini wheelbarrow compressor
Talk about being in the right place at the right time well for once I was. Today I returned for the third time a portable kobalt compressor with the same stripped regulator handle. 3 times was enough so I got my money back at Lowes, why did I wait well my wifes delivery manager band that means 10% off. So I was through with Lowes don't like the porta cable pancakes so after careful RESEARCH (LOL) I had decided on a ridgid tristack at $249, went to the home depot found this compressor and some braniac had labeled it with like $149, I knew this was wrong and so did my 9 year old daughter so I asked a sales assoc. oh no sir that’s correct and my daughter kept saying no that’s wrong its $249.
it was kind of funny but I try to teach my munchkin to be honest so I asked for a manager who also said it appears to be right. Then I said okayyyyyyyyyyyy then I will take the 4 in the box's and the display model that got his attention so he did check and found out the 9 year old girl was smarter then the 30 something "expert"
Anyway in passing he said you know I have another ridgid thats a little better then this and they took us in the back and showed me ridgid mini wheelbarrow he said I can give u a good deal BECAUSE apparently another rocket scientist had set up this brand new compressor display and opened 2 of these wheelbarrow types and then along with the bxs had thrown away the dip stick 5w50 oil.
Now I know I can get this crap from ridgid but I have 4 different framing jobs this coming week at different locations and I would like to have this new $150.(yes 150 is what they charged me) Available. The manual calls for 5w50 but I have 0w40. Is there a problem using the 0w40? Does anyone know exactly how much oil this compressor needs? I am sorry for the long drawn out book but I just wanted to share this funny with you
Hi Eric, and thanks for the good tale!
Is your compressor under warranty? If so, by using a non-prescribed compressor oil you will possibly void that warranty.
The 5w50 means that it has an SAE viscosity rating of 5 in cold temperatures and a SAE viscosity rating of 50 at warm.
Yes, the type of oil is important. A 0w40 oil will not lubricate the same way as the 5w50, and they would not have specified using the latter if it wasn't necessary.