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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-31-2016, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
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Vmac compressor oil

I took our service truck out to fill a tire on the grain trailer, but as I was doing it an air line started leaking and I lost all the compressor oil. It has a vmac underhood compressor and I am wondering if there is a universal screw compressor oil that will work in it. Whatever vmac manual I can find only says to use their oil, which is kind of a pain as the closest dealer is a couple hours away.

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anyone?

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I would suggest you try calling the tech centers of major oil companies and tell them exactly what you have compressor wise and see if they manufacture a product that is designed for exactly that purpose. It can be a tossup when one walks into a local bulk oil dealer as they may have no clue about some of the oils and their applications. Its too expensive of an item to just take a wild guess and dump in something assuming it should be fine. That's what I would do if I were in your position ...
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In most of my compressors i use mobil compressor oil -- recips and vane types as well as screws . The only thing is it come in a five gallon pail .
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Kybol,
I've got the same situation. Did you come up with equivalent for the VMAC oil?

a repair shop told me they use a mobile rarus that I crossed to a plain jane R&O 100 compressor oil.
But I'm told the VMAC is synthetic.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. If anyone is still following this thread
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I service a couple of tire shops that have them, and I haven't yet found anything that I trust to work. I just quit trying to re-invent the wheel, and carry a basic service kit in my inventory so I always have a filter and some oil on hand.

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NGP-100 or 150 from summit will work
Any 100 or 150 oil will work. You can even mix the 2 .
You can get a service kit too from anyone that puts service trucks together.
Any natural gas compressor place like enerflex, bidell , catwauk or compression technology up in GP will have screw compressor oil that will work in 5 gal
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Amsoil has compressor oil in ISO 32, 46, 68, and 100.

46 and 100 can be bought by the quart. I'm a dealer for it if you are further interested and can get it shipped to your door.
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Biggest thing is to find the viscosity. Once you know that any synthetic oil will work. Don't know how much your unit holds but buying a 5 gallon pail might not hurt. If the deal is only a couple hours away that may be the way to go shipping 5 gallons ain't cheap
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Ya them vmacs always throwing up oil. Nothin but problems. When i talked to them the other day they told me vmac compressor oil is chevron cetus DE32. They just throw a label on it. if u look at vmac oil sds it even say chevron cetus DE32.

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