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CHANGING OIL HOW OFTEN SHOULD I CHANGE THE OIL ON MY WESTWARD 4ME96 COMPRESSOR?

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When the oil starts to get milky color hard to give an answer also depends on enviroment and use milky oil is bad oil this means it has high moisture content

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