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My grandson pulled the oil plug out of my compressor and it ran for a few minutes with the oil spraying out. I need to know what kind and how much oil goes in the compressor

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  • Brad Brown Mar 31, 2011

    What is the exact model of the compressor?

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SOURCE: I have three compressors. Two are oiless and I

It's hard to say what you did to it. The only way to know is to take it apart. As for whether it's worth it or not. You will have to answer that after you see how much damage there is.However I can help with the parts you will need. Click the link below for a list of the available parts for your compressor. I can also tell you there is really not many parts to the pump motor assembly.
I really hope this helps.

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SOURCE: I have a 2 hp

30 weight Non Detergent Air Compressor Oil is what you should use, although any 30W Non-Detergent Oil would work. Quantity wouldn't be much since it's only 2 HP. As far as the breather plug/oil cap, you caould try FD & Sons Hardware @ 866-612-5454. They showed as being a Mincraft Distributor.

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