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You did not list your specific make and model. However for most reciprocating type air compressors 1/2 to 8hp (without oil check window) you use the filling port as the level. The oil level is considered full when it reaches the bottom edge of the filling port. Just before it would begin to spill out. If it has a window then it will be full about halfway up.

As far as oil type there is oil specifically made for air compressors but just about any 30 weight will work.
Hope this helps

Posted on Oct 01, 2009


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