I broke off the oil drain on my Speedaire

by Hasan
(Covina ca )

Speedaire air compressor

Speedaire air compressor

Speedaire air compressor
Speedaire air compressor motor information plate

Can I just plug this with anything?


Or is there pressure that comes out of it?

Also how do I know how much oil this thing takes?
Just until it spills out of the fill cap?

And lastly can I just use any motor oil or is there a specific kind it takes? Thanks a lot !

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Jan 15, 2015
Broken oil drain plug
by: Bill

I take it you are referring to breaking off the oil fill extension tube, and not the oil drain plug?

If so, this oil sump is not normally pressurized, yet air can still migrate into the sump by blowing by the piston seals. So, whatever you plug the fill port with has to be vented so that any air that gets into the sump can escape.

Go to a compressor repair shop. I expect they will have a tube that will fit.

See the page on compressor oil on this page for more information about the oil to use.

Bill

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3Z323B speedaire has air coming out of the oil filler

by jim
(los gatos, CA)

Picked up an older 3Z323B Speedaire and trying to get it running. There was no oil in the crankcase so put in a quart - when starting it up, there's a fair amount of air coming out of the oil filler on the pulley end of the shaft - does that mean the rings need to be replaced?

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Jan 09, 2015
air coming out of the oil filler
by: Bill

Sure sounds like it to me, Jim.

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Oil pump not working on a Speedaire 3Z895 compressor

by Fred \\\\\\hausmann
(Ivyland Pa .usa)

looking for a diagram of the oil pump

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