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Compressor oil check

Have an older compressor with no obvious oil fill location. Runs till cylinder gets hot then stops-will add oil, dont know where to add it..... part # on cylinder is 4065237. melben products 1098607

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They don't always make them obvious. Look for a bolt in a place it shouldn't be, like on the end of the compressor, and look under it. Are you sure it is not an oiless compressor. A picture would help figure it out

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