Is Pump oil of non detergent SAE 30 the same as compressor oil non detergent SAE 30?

by John
(North Lawrence, NY)

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 was labeled pump oil, 30 weight non detergent.


I passed on buying the oil since I was not sure if it would work, I use the compressor in the shed sometimes in Winter when it is 20 Deg. F. outside.

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Jul 22, 2015
compressor oil
by: Doug in s.d.ca

I did not find the product you refer to (http://achilleagway.com), but generally, that should be OK.

You may encounter slow or no start under the coldest conditions, in which case I'd store it in a warmer location, if possible.

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