Powermate Proforce Oil Fill Plug

by Gary
(Fort Wayne, IN)

I have a Proforce Powermate air compressor model VPP0200604.

Recently I broke the oil fill plug off.

According to a website I found, this part is obsolete.

My question is, what can I replace it with?

The original part looked like a sort of check valve that relieved excess pressure.

I cannot find anything like this.

Would a simple plug do or would too much pressure build up.

Right now I have a rag covering the hole so oil doesn't splatter out when I'm using the compressor.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Fort Wayne, IN

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Jul 28, 2014
Oil fill plug
by: Bill

You shouldn't cap the oil fill plug with anything that will not vent.

Your compressor oil fill tube and plug are pretty common, though not too many places will stock parts for air compressors like this one.

Find out where your local compressor store sends compressors for repair if they do, and ask those folks for a part that fits.

Failing that, find any plastic cap that fits, drill a small hole in it for venting, and if oil comes out, then put a small bit of foam inside the cap where the hole is to stop that from happening.

If you are getting a lot of oil coming out of the oil fill tube, that might indicate significant wear on your piston seals.


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