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Old 12-20-2006, 07:02 PM
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Devilbiss Compressor

Hey gus,


I picked a used Devilbiss Pro 4000 60 gal compressor over the summer for $225 and it works great. I want to change the oil in it and was wondering what you guys use? How many qarts does it hold? Also are all compressor oils the same? Does anyone else have one of these?
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Bump!!!! Bump!!!!
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Most air compressor oil is 30 wt. non-detergent. Drain and fill to the site guage or dipstick whichever yours has. The reason for the non detergent oil is because...aircompressor crankshafts hit the oil in the sump and if you used detergent oil it would foam....foam has air bubbles in it...this results in your bearings not having a solid film of oil on them and would thus ruin your compressor after awhile.
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I would use a synthetic, compressors can be neglected and the extra protection doesn't hurt. As for amount like HH said fill to sight glass, I would think a quart should be enough on a compressor that size.
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Another reason to use synthetic is that it works better when cold like if you have it in an unheated shop like mine is. The breakin oil in mine flowed at 45*F, the synthetic I'm using flows to something like -45*F, much better considering the only time my shop is heated is when I'm actually out there working. Far as quantity my 5hp single stage Eaton pump uses about 40oz so 2 qts will definitly do it. I bought a case of amsoil pck which I also use to lube my air tools so I'm set into the next couple of decades.
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Where do you guys get the oil from? Went to Home Depot over the weekend and they didn't even have oil for them.


I was checking out Northern Tool they seem to only have package deals with the filter.

http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/w...4233_200304233
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Just go to your parts store and ask for Air compressor oil. I get mine at Napa.
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I bought mine over the internet from amsoil. If you buy a membership for $10 / 6mo or $20 / yr you get wholesale prices which will pay for itself in just over a case of oil. Make sure you don't use motor oil for cars, it's not the same thing.
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I saw some Cambell/Hausfield brand air compressor oil at Wal-Mart tonight.
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Hay Black Ace, I don't know if you know this,but your compressor is facing the wrong way for cooling purposes. In the picture it shows the belts and cooling fan facing the wall. If you have over two feet behind thats okay. If you don,t simply turn it 180 degrees. I got this straight from devillbis 15 years ago when they voided my warranty because of this. Everyone does this for safety purposes, good intent,but no warranty.
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I think you would be hard pressed to find an installation with over two feet from the belt guard and the wall. People face the belt guard against the wall because the other side of the compressor is where you would find: the on/off switch; oil sight; motor nameplate data etc. My Kobalt manual recommends 18" between compressor and wall - now is that distance to the belt guard or the motor or the tank?
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Those rascals will tell you anything to avoid that warranty and if this happened to me I would threaten them with legal action, for what good it might do Unless that cover was up against the wall (the tank would prevent it from getting too close) and blocking the air flow it won't hurt a thing, that puny fan don't move much air anyway so you would have to block it off pretty close to cause a problem. No matter which way the compressor is oriented I highly recommend a small fan be added to be directed at the compressor head with the air flowing in the same direction as the compressor fan. This additional fan does not have to be big but it should be wired to run anytime the compressor is on whether the motor is running or not so that you will have cooling during the idle cycle, it makes a difference.
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