High Quality Piston Compressor SYNTHETIC OIL ?

  1. Submariner1 Member

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    I am struggling to find a fully synthetic compressor oil, sold in small quantities.
    Seems the Mobil stuff only comes in 20L barrels.

    Best I can find sold in one litre is INGERSOLL RAND ALL SEASON SELECT 1L RECIPROCATING COMPRESSOR OIL.
    Is this top quality?

    I assume my compressor pump, a Nuair B2800B 3HP Piston compressor Is what they call a ‚ÄúReciprocating Compressor‚ÄĚ ?

    I think this is a multigrade, So Ideal for me as the compressor is kept in an unheated garage, with heaters used when working in there.

    Any views on this oil or a reputable supplier appreciated
     
  2. frank horton

    frank horton V twins are great but 4"s rule.........

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    Soon 2 B Crete
    I just use 10-40 Diesel synth oil in all mine...never a prob over the years....I change all the oils 2'ice per year....
    Dread to think how much a new pump would be for mine....Atlas Cop Co.....
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  3. Bornfree Member

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    England Norfolk
    I looked after 4 Ingersoll Rand type 30 compressors at a poultry processing factory and always used a SAE 30 mineral oil. These were running 16-20 hours a day 6 days a week. In 10 years I never touched the bottom ends or piston- cylinders. just valves and unloader valves. They don't need any special oil.
     
  4. brightspark

    brightspark Member

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    yarm stockton on tees
    you can get well baffled with what oil goes in comps. mine just get whatever I have spare from my diesel engines or a gallon of cheap oil from boot fairs
     
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  5. Turbo Member

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    Fermanagh, Northern Ireland
    Monograde oils are ok in warm countries or a heated garage, if I put SAE30 compressor oil in my compressors they wouldn't start in cold weather!

    I've always used a 10w40 or 15w40 semi synthetic in my compressors for 20 years & they are all still running on the original pump!
     
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