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

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What Kind of Oil Goes in a Kellogg American Compressor?

It is extremely important to refer to your compressor manual before purchasing Kellogg American oil for your Kellogg American compressor. Visit our Kellogg American compressor brand page for more information on where to find them here!

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

Kellogg American Compressor Oils Available Online

Kellogg American doesn’t appear to sell their air compressor oil directly on Amazon on their website. From looking at one of their compressor manuals, they recommend strongly that you use Kellogg synthetic lubricant after the break-in.

I couldn’t find this online so it is best to contact Kellogg American directly by email or telephone to enquire how you can purchase their compressor oil. Find their contact details on our Kellogg American brand page.

Alternative Compressor Oils Available on Amazon

A few alternatives to the Kellogg American 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 the potential to work with reciprocating, rotary screw and rotary vane compressors.

How Much Kellogg American Oil to Use in a Kellogg American Compressor?

Specific models on Kellogg American compressors may require different amounts of Kellogg American oil so it may be difficult to know how much exactly to add without having the actual manual at hand.

If you’re finding it difficult to locate the manual for your compressor, you should contact Kellogg American directly or search the internet for the specifications of your Kellogg American compressor and its model to be able to find it!

I will now provide you with useful tips on how to check the Kellogg American oil amount inside your compressor and then present you with a step-by-step guide on how you can go about changing it.

Kellogg American Oil Sight Glass

The Kellogg American oil sight glass like in the image below, can be used to look inside the compressor pump to gauge the level. In this image, the amount is at a perfect level- halfway up the red dot.

Air Compressor Oil Sight Glass
Air Compressor Oil Sight Glass

Kellogg American Oil Dipstick

It’s possible that the pump does not have a sight glass, in this case, you may need to check the Kellogg American oil level by using the dipstick. Proceed to remove the dipstick from the sump and wipe it clean, then dip it back in, and upon removing it again, check the Kellogg American oil level against the markings.

Typical oil fill dipstick
Typical oil fill dipstick

Alternative Method for Checking Kellogg American Oil

If you don’t have either a sight glass or dip-stick on your Kellogg American compressor then you may wish to use this alternative method – draining the Kellogg American oil from the tank into a reservoir and then judging the Kellogg American oil level.

How to Drain Kellogg American Oil from the Sump

Locate the Kellogg American oil plug drain and unscrew it. This will allow you to drain the Kellogg American oil into a reservoir, which can help you gauge how much Kellogg American oil was in your compressor pump.

Note: You should be careful not to get any spillages when draining the Kellogg American oil. You could lay dust sheets on the floor below the compressor to avoid this and catch any spillages.

How to Change Kellogg American Compressor Oil

Changing the Kellogg American oil will vary on each type or model of Kellogg American compressor. Before you do anything, please check the model manual or contact Kellogg American directly to find out whether your compressor is oil-lubricated or oil-less.

Changing Kellogg American Compressor Oil Process

Please follow the steps previously described for draining the Kellogg American oil from the compressor into a reservoir, and then proceed to securely tighten the plug back into the bottom of the sump.

Add the replacement Kellogg American oil you have at hand into the intake port at the top of the sump.

Given that the process can vary depending on the specific model of your Kellogg American compressor, unfortunately, it is very difficult to be any more specific than this.

You should gauge the level of the Kellogg American oil you’re introducing by using the sight glass or dipstick if you have either.

Note: ensure you do not fill the air intake on the pump or overfill the sump when filling the compressor with Kellogg American oil as this can lead to mechanical failure.


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

  1. Check Kellogg American compressor oil level
  2. Locate drain plug on compressor sump
  3. Drain Kellogg American oil into reservoir
  4. Securely tighten sump plug
  5. Locate the Kellogg American compressor oil intake port
  6. Replenish the compressor by using the dipstick or looking in the sight glass (do not overfill)

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

If you have any questions about Kellogg American 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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