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Best oil to use for AC - Air comp. conversion??

I have on board air in my KamoKazi...Was wondering for those of you that have the same setup, what kinda oil are you using for it??....

WildWeasel was using some REALLY thick stufF...almost like gear oil...I was using hydraulic jack oil...When the oil filter caught it, it came out really dirty...Like it was cleaning the compressor out??

What are your thoughts on puffing a bunch of graphite into it??...Do this along with the lightweight oil??

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Re: Best oil to use for AC - Air comp. conversion

I used teflon oil a few times, and it still came out dirty, the graphit wouldn't hurt and if it does just swap in a new pump!
The oil that was in the bottle was engine oil now I think of it, I ran out of the mix I was using on the last run I did and used what I had. the pump will get HOT if used for an extended time. I am going to go to a York with the MK3 just so I don't have to dink with the oiler. (Thinking of making it electric.)
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Re: Best oil to use for AC - Air comp. conversion??

first my onboard air has a oil lilled crank case i put some synthetic 30 wt in that (it was what i had at the time) it draws air off the hose that goes to the air cleaner and valve cover so it is more than likely pulling some oil off the valve cove conection since those allways seem to spit some oil every now and then i use some spray lube called one shot it is a teflon spray lube from what i recall we used it alot around the shop

if you have a air tank i sugest putting some water sauable oil in the tank and sloshing it around i was told to do this it helps keep the tank from rusting the oil is commonly used on lathes and milling machines for cutting lube and they are constantly being bathed in this stuff(mixed with water) but they dont ever seem to get any real rust
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Re: Best oil to use for AC - Air comp. conversion??

I use air tool oil. Seems to work fine.
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Re: Best oil to use for AC - Air comp. conversion??

I agree with Tim seems to work well so far with my new setup
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Re: Best oil to use for AC - Air comp. conversion??

I use air tool oil too. I only use mine for filling tires but my cut-out switch turns off the pump at 125PSI, I think that is too high, the pump works hard at higher pressures and gets VERY hot. I am gonna replace it to turn off at 25-30PSI, thats enough to fill the tires and keep the pump happy and I wont need as much lube.
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Re: Best oil to use for AC - Air comp. conversion??

howdy,
i use Suniso Compressor Oil, 150 Viscosity, Saybolt Second Universal at 100 deg F, 1 gallon, Blue, VIRGINIA. you can pick some up at grainger or any HVAC suplier. i also use in my HVAC vaccum pump. never had any problems and it only cost about $18 for a gallon.
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Re: Best oil to use for AC - Air comp. conversion??

Same here I use air tool oil with an automatic oiler!
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Tool oil.

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Re: Best oil to use for AC - Air comp. conversion??

Zooky

Isn't the clutch gonna be clickin on and off like NUTS????

I just did mine yesterday. I still need oiler on intake and some kinda filter...any ideas on the filter?


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