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.
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 ...
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
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
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.