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I have a Sanborn 60 gallon vertical compressor ( Blackhawk 5 hp ). What weight oil goes in the crankcase?

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You must use a compressor oil for that

You can pick up a bottle at Home Depot or Lowe's

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There is actually air compressor oil available at most hardware stores be sure it is compressor and not air tool oil

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