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Campbell Hausfeld Compressor Oil – Choosing Oil, How Much To Use & Changing Oil

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It can be quite a daunting task trying to figure out how to change your Campbell Hausfeld compressor oil, how much to use and what is correct Campbell Hausfeld oil to use right? Well, fear no more, I will answer all these questions in relation to Campbell Hausfeld compressor oil for you.

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What Kind of Oil Goes in a Campbell Hausfeld Compressor?

It is extremely important to refer to your compressor manual before purchasing Campbell Hausfeld oil for your Campbell Hausfeld compressor. We have numerous Campbell Hausfeld compressor manuals available on our brand page so please visit here first!

The manual will tell you what Campbell Hausfeld oil is compatible with your air compressor, if you cannot locate your manual, please contact Campbell Hausfeld directly or visit their website to download a manual for your compressor.

Campbell Hausfeld Compressor Oils Available on Amazon

Campbell Hausfeld offers a non-detergent 30W compressor oil readily available on Amazon that is suitable for all its oil-lubricated compressors.

Alternative Compressor Oils Available on Amazon

A few alternatives to the Campbell Hausfeld advised compressor oils are produced by Mobil. Again, ensuring the oil is compatible with your air compressor before putting it into the system is very important, so please check first!

The first is the Mobil 101016 Rarus, which is suitable for reciprocating air compressors, whether they’re single or multistage. This oil lubricant boasts excellent water separability, protection against rust and corrosion, long life for extended oil drain and provides your compressor with very clean air valves.

The second is the Mobil 100870, boasting similar benefits as the previous oil but potential to work with reciprocating, rotary screw and rotary vane compressors.

How Much Campbell Hausfeld Oil to Use in a Campbell Hausfeld Compressor?

It can be a tricky task determining how much Campbell Hausfeld oil a specific model of compressor pump requires without having the manual at hand.

So, if you’re finding it hard to locate your specific manual, you should contact Campbell Hausfeld directly or search the internet for the specifications of your Campbell Hausfeld compressor and its model to find it!

I will provide you tips on how to check the Campbell Hausfeld oil amount inside your compressor and then provide you with a step-by-step guide on how to change it.

Campbell Hausfeld Oil Sight Glass

The image below shows a sight glass on a compressor pump, here you can check the amount of Campbell Hausfeld oil. Ideally, you should aim for the oil being approximately halfway up the red dot.

Sight Glass
Typical Air Compressor Oil Sight Glass

Campbell Hausfeld Oil Dipstick

Sometimes it’s possible that the pump does not have a sight glass, in this case you can check Campbell Hausfeld oil level by using the dipstick.

You should take the dipstick out of the sump and give it a good wipe clean before dipping it back into the sump. Then pull it out again and you can check the markings on it which will tell you the Campbell Hausfeld oil level.

Typical oil fill dipstick
Typical oil fill dipstick

Alternative Method for Checking Campbell Hausfeld Oil

An alternative method if you don’t have a sight glass or dip-stick on your Campbell Hausfeld compressor is draining the Campbell Hausfeld oil from the tank into a reservoir and judging the level from that.

How to Drain Campbell Hausfeld Oil from the Sump

Start by locating your Campbell Hausfeld oil plug drain and unscrew it allowing you to drain the Campbell Hausfeld oil into a reservoir, gauging how much Campbell Hausfeld oil was in your pump.

Note: Be careful not to get any spillages when draining the Campbell Hausfeld oil. A useful tip may be laying something out on the floor below the compressor like dust sheets to avoid this and catch any spillages.

How to Change Campbell Hausfeld Compressor Oil

Of course, changing the Campbell Hausfeld oil on each model of Campbell Hausfeld compressors can vary. Before doing anything, check the model manual or contact Campbell Hausfeld directly to find out whether your compressor is definitely oil-lubricated.

Changing Campbell Hausfeld Compressor Oil Process

Follow the steps previously described for draining the Campbell Hausfeld oil from the compressor into a reservoir and then securely tighten the plug back into the bottom of the sump.

Add the replacement Campbell Hausfeld oil you have at hand into the intake port at the top of the sump. As the process can vary depending on the specific model of your Campbell Hausfeld compressor, it is difficult to be any more specific than this.

You should add roughly the same amount of Campbell Hausfeld oil you’ve removed or gauge it using the sight glass or dipstick if you have either.

Note: when filling the compressor with Campbell Hausfeld oil, ensure you do not fill the air intake on the pump or overfill the sump.


The above methodology is simplified for ease into the following steps:

  1. Check Campbell Hausfeld compressor oil level
  2. Locate plug on compressor sump
  3. Drain the Campbell Hausfeld oil
  4. Securely tighten sump plug
  5. Locate the Campbell Hausfeld compressor oil intake port
  6. Replenish the compressor with the same amount of Campbell Hausfeld oil as removed (do not overfill)

Without having access to every air compressor model manual, and assuming that the manual tells the reader what the Campbell Hausfeld oil volume is, there is no way to be anything but vague when providing advice about changing Campbell Hausfeld compressor oil and the level in which you must add.

If you have any questions about Campbell Hausfeld compressor oil, changing it, which to use and how to use it then please leave a comment below with photos if applicable to help others respond to you!

By Aidan Weeks

A passionate Mechanical Engineer with endless enthusiasm for fluid power - building off the back of over 18 years of high quality contribution and discussion stimulated by Bill Wade here at About Air Compressors. With both practical and theoretical experience in pneumatics and hydraulics, I'm putting my knowledge to work - and working my grey-matter through my research, assistance and publishing work here at About Air Compressors. Feel free to reach out any time! P.S. A HUGE shout out to Doug who really offers such great value to all visitors to About Air Compressors - once again, feeling like I'm standing on the shoulders of GIANTS by getting to work alongside such a great community

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