How much oil in a 8gal, 2HP Central Pneumatic Air Compressor

by Jose Valdez
(San Antonio, TX.)

Used air compressor I just received. I am trying to put oil but it does not fill the tank. I cannot see any oil through the clear marker. I have given it several minutes but it does not seem to fill. If I turn it on it spills the oil out of the plug on top. What should I try to do. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.


Jose

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Jan 27, 2014
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by: Doug in s.d.ca

If you don't already have the manual, look at the HF site and get one.
There are at least two versions, hopefully one of them is what you have.
From your description, I suspect you may have it overfilled.
Try draining the oil and refill very slowly. Most of these things only use a pint or so.

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