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Old 06-27-2007, 09:00 PM
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air compressor oils

So, if I can't find air compressor oil, I've read and heard to use SAE 30 weight, non-detergent. Why can't I use detergent oil, and since this is Michigan and I'll probably run the compressor once in a while when it's cold, wouldn't it be good to run 10w30?

I know there's no deposits for detergents to clean in air compressors, but I don't know why they recommend not to use detergent-ed (for lack of a better word) oil.
-Matt
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