Campbell Hausfield 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 Hausfield compressor oil, how much to use and what is correct Campbell Hausfield oil to use right? Well, fear no more, I will answer all these questions in relation to Campbell Hausfield compressor oil for you.

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What Kind of Oil Goes in a Campbell Hausfield Compressor?

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

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

Campbell Hausfield Compressor Oils Available on Amazon

Campbell Hausfield have a non-detergent 30W compressor oil readily available on Amazon that is suitable for all their oil lubricated compressors.

Alternative Compressor Oils Available on Amazon

A few alternatives to the Campbell Hausfield advised compressor oils are produced by Mobil. Again, it is very important to ensure the oil is compatible with your air compressor before putting it into the system, 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 Hausfield Oil to Use in a Campbell Hausfield Compressor?

It can be a tricky task determining how much Campbell Hausfield 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 Hausfield directly or search the internet for the specifications of your Campbell Hausfield compressor and its model to find it!

I will provide you tips on how to check the Campbell Hausfield oil amount inside your compressor and then provide you with a step by step guide on how you can go about changing it.

Campbell Hausfield Oil Sight Glass

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

Sight Glass
Typical Air Compressor Oil Sight Glass

Campbell Hausfield 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 Hausfield oil level.

Typical oil fill dipstick
Typical oil fill dipstick

Alternative Method for Checking Campbell Hausfield Oil

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

How to Drain Campbell Hausfield Oil from the Sump

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

Note: Be careful not to get any spillages when draining the Campbell Hausfield 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 Hausfield Compressor Oil

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

Changing Campbell Hausfield Compressor Oil Process

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

Add the replacement Campbell Hausfield 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 Hausfield compressor, it is difficult to be any more specific than this.

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

Note: when filling the compressor with Campbell Hausfield 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 Hausfield compressor oil level
  2. Locate plug on compressor sump
  3. Drain the Campbell Hausfield oil
  4. Securely tighten sump plug
  5. Locate the Campbell Hausfield compressor oil intake port
  6. Replenish the compressor with the same amount of Campbell Hausfield 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 Hausfield oil volume is, there is no way to be anything but vague when providing advice about changing Campbell Hausfield compressor oil and the level in which you must add.

If you have any questions about Campbell Hausfield 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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