Compressor Has An Oil Issue

Your compressor has an oil issue, does it?

Many, many requests come into this website from folks questioning what to do when their compressor has a noil issue.

If one of your compressor oil issues is an oil change, if you want some step by step instructions on how to change your compressor oil in a typical DIY type air compressor, then here's more information on that and the type of compressor oil to use.

Also, check out the video below about what oil to use in your air compressor.

Video About Compressor Oil

No Idea About Compressor Oil at all?

If your compressor has an oil issue that isn't covered or been addressed by other questions and responses listed at the bottom of this page, and after you have reviewed the existing posts, then please add your question about compressor oil using the form below.

Please ensure that your question or comment is to do with air compressor oil, as other subjects cannot be posted on this forum. If in doubt it's better to start a new thread. Then, if you make sure to include your email address for notifications, my system will alert you as to when your comment is posted and where it is on my website.

Thanks,

Bill





Problems with your compressor oil?

Please if you have a compressor oil question, and the answer isn't already noted, then do add yours.

Compressor oil problems?

Questions and answers are posted below.

Alternate oil when starting compressor when cold? 
My Harbor Freight Air Compressor, Model 68740, (8 gal. 2 HP 125 PSI Oil Lube) won't start when it is about 50° - 60° and I have read on your site that …

Oil overfilled on new compressor 
Hi Bill. I purchased a 50lt, 2hp compressor. Nowhere in the operating manual did it say how much oil to add or that the oil level should be within …

Oil Mist Measurement for Oil Free Air Compressor 
Dear Sir/Madam, Anyone can share how is the oil mist measured for oil free air compressors outlet air or discharged air? Is the below measurement method …

Oil ran quite low on my Craftsman, 1 HP compressor, 5 Gal compressor 
Oil ran quite low on my Craftsman, 1 HP compressor, 5 Gal compressor. I have added about l/2 quart of oil and still no pressure. What do you suggest? …

Best oil for 1990 Case model K518V30S 
It's been my shop workhorse since new in 1990. can't find any info on web. would like to know best Amsoil compressor oil to use. Markings include (see …

oil found in exhaust air line 
Hello, what i should have to check for my screw compressor if get oil mixed water when i drain the air receiver? and also i add some oil to the oil …

Oil change in older Doerr 1 hp twin cyl. air compr. 
Each cyl. has what appears to be a drain plug and a vent right above the drain plug. my question is once you open the vent and then drain the oil it appears …

Water contamination in my LeRoi Dresser 500 oil. 
There appears to be water contamination in my LeRoi Dresser 500 oil. I have an older LeRoi Dresser air compressor with a Dresser 500 2 stage pump. …

Is synthetic compressor oil the problem? 
Hi, I have an older model Campbell Hausfeld Model vt61230 I bought new back in the late 80's. A couple of weeks ago I changed the compressor oil …

Is Pump oil of non detergent SAE 30 the same as compressor oil non detergent SAE 30? 
I stopped in at a Agway store to get oil for my piston driven 1.5 HP 8 Gal 4 CFM 125 PSI portable compressor and all they had were 16 Oz. bottles of what …

Help with oil for old compressor 
My parents bought a 5 HP, 60 gal Sanborn Magna Force Air Compressor in 1991 and it still works great. However, my husband went to change the oil and could …

Oily smell in air line 
I replaced my compressor pump a couple months ago on my Speed-air 60 gallon single stage compressor, when the other pump went bad, it filled my airline …

Rotary screw compressor has oil in exhaust air 
Hello I have a single rotary screw compressor. At the beginning it worked just fine without any problem. Now i noticed that when i drain the reservoir …

Poured oil into wrong hole on silent compressor by accident 
Just purchased a silent compressor. Accidentally confused the air intake and poured oil into it - maybe 50ml? Worried about what might happen. Have tried …

what is Fusheng va 65 oil capacity 
got an old fu sheng va 65 air compressor that needs oil but i dont know how much to use can you help me (i have no manual) thanks

Oil comes through air pipe 
when spraying, bits of oil is found in the paint. its clearly bypassing a seal or something. what do I do to fix this problem?

Pressure comes out of oil fill  
When the compressor is running the air comes out of the fill hole where you put oil in the compressor. It blows out the dip stick. Any ideas, this …

Oil comes out from tank drain 
Hi Bill...i have no idea why so many oil comes out from air tank,and when i check the oil level guage its to low already,what is the main cause??my compressor …

Leaking oil and rooms are turning yellow 
Our air compressor at work ( dental office ) leaks oil regularly... We have been finding the walls in the nearby rooms are turning yellow.. could …

How about using Canola Oil in an in-line oiler for air driven meat saw? 
This should be a new one for you. Just bought a high speed metal saw from Harbor Freight ... item# 91753 and on page 2 of the customer reviews, "baxdir" …

Oil capacity for a TD2516T Pitbull air compressor?  
What is the oil capacity for a TD2516T Pitbull air compressor? I bought an used air compressor. The oil reserve is empty.

Air compressor ran out of oil  
its ran out of oil and stoped working whats the chance of it working aginn if i put oil in thanks Ray ________________ That will be determined by how …

Why does oil come out of the oil fill tube 
There are two small holes in the top of the oil stick and when the compressor is on, air leaks out from them. It won't build up any more than 40 psi. Central …

Too much oil damaged my air compressor 
I have a Craftsman 12 gallon 125 PSI 1 HP portable air compressor. Last fall I changed the oil in it. Like an idiot i didn't read the manual first …

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What if you put the wrong oil in your air compressor 
i put 10/30 oil in my air com pressor , started it up run a little bit then stoped, next day i found out i put wrong oil and over filled , drained oil …

Oil for a B.E.N. Patents Ltd tyre inflator compressor 
I inherited this little compressor a few years ago and always thought it had been something my dad had cobbled together in the 40s but found an advert …

changing oil in an Alton air compressor 
how much and what type oil for an Alton 2.5 hp 6 gal air compressor?

What type of oil for a sullivan 185 compressor? 
What type of oil?? Mechanic say turbine oil. What is that??? Help Mechanic is telling me I need turbine oil. I never heard of that. I thought I …

Oil type for dental air compressor, where is oil drain plug on my compressor 
I have a Air Techniques two pump dental compressor, model L66. When I got it the oil was low in both pumps. I haven't run the pumps for more than a few …

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