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

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What Kind of Oil Goes in a Puma Compressor?

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

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

Puma Compressor Oils Available Online

Puma don’t appear to sell their air compressor oil directly on Amazon. They have a regular and synthetic oil advertised on their website here. Contact Puma directly by email or telephone to enquire how you can purchase their compressor oil, find their contact details on our Puma brand page.

Alternative Compressor Oils Available on Amazon

A few alternatives to the Puma 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 Puma Oil to Use in a Puma Compressor?

Specific models on Puma compressors will require different amounts of Puma oil so it may be difficult knowing how much without having the manual at hand.

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

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

Puma Oil Sight Glass

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

Sight Glass
Typical Air Compressor Oil Sight Glass

Puma Oil Dipstick

If the pump does not have a sight glass you may need to check the Puma oil level by using the dipstick. Remove the dipstick from the sump and wipe it clean, then dip it back in and upon removing it again check the Puma oil level against its markings.

Typical oil fill dipstick
Typical oil fill dipstick

Alternative Method for Checking Puma Oil

If you don’t have either a sight glass or dip-stick on your Puma compressor then an alternative method is draining the Puma oil from the tank into a reservoir and judging the Puma oil level from that.

How to Drain Puma Oil from the Sump

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

Note: You should be careful not to get any spillages when draining the Puma oil. It may be useful to lay something out on the floor below the compressor like dust sheets to avoid this and catch any spillages.

How to Change Puma Compressor Oil

Changing the Puma oil can vary on each model of Puma compressors. Before doing anything, check the model manual or contact Puma directly to find whether your compressor is oil-lubricated or oil-less.

Changing Puma Compressor Oil Process

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

Now, you can add the replacement Puma 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 Puma compressor, unfortunately, it is difficult to be any more specific than this.

You should gauge the level of the Puma oil 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 Puma oil.


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

  1. Check Puma compressor oil level
  2. Locate plug on compressor sump
  3. Drain Puma oil into reservoir
  4. Securely tighten sump plug
  5. Locate the Puma 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 Puma oil volume is, there is no way to be anything but vague when providing advice about changing Puma compressor oil and the level in which you must add.

If you have any questions about Puma 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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