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Old 12-30-2017, 09:54 PM
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The GNAP, being a strict follower of no schedule, except my own, finally decided to service the air compressor today. New air filters, tighten all the bolts, check the wiring and pressure switch and finally change the oil. Damn!!, I’ve owned the compressor for almost 10 years, and this is the first oil change.

The oil was absolutely inky black, and smelled pretty funky.

So about an hour and a half, $35 worth of air filters and 2 quarts of synthetic 5w-30 and the air compressor is back in action. Probably should NOT wait another 10 years, before the next service.
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Old 12-30-2017, 09:59 PM
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Hourmeter might be a good idea to add to it.
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Old 12-30-2017, 10:12 PM
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The GNAP, being a strict follower of no schedule, except my own, finally decided to service the air compressor today. New air filters, tighten all the bolts, check the wiring and pressure switch and finally change the oil. Damn!!, I’ve owned the compressor for almost 10 years, and this is the first oil change.

The oil was absolutely inky black, and smelled pretty funky.

So about an hour and a half, $35 worth of air filters and 2 quarts of synthetic 5w-30 and the air compressor is back in action. Probably should NOT wait another 10 years, before the next service.
I have been changing mine every three years. The 3 years was based on my limited use if it. It is an old Worthington. I am using the ford ATF in it. SFSG!!!!
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Old 12-30-2017, 10:44 PM
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That beats the hell out of the typical “service it once it makes a funny noise” type folks.

That reminds me, my harbor freight compressor that’s overclocked about 4x *may* need service
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Old 12-31-2017, 11:04 AM
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...2 quarts of synthetic 5w-30...
That was non-detergent, 5W-30, right?
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Old 12-31-2017, 01:23 PM
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That was non-detergent, 5W-30, right?
NO!! as per the manufacturer, the oil is Mobil 1, 5W-30, standard car oil.
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Old 12-31-2017, 02:41 PM
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NO!! as per the manufacturer, the oil is Mobil 1, 5W-30, standard car oil.
Hmmmm, who is the manufacturer, GNAP Industries?
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Old 12-31-2017, 04:42 PM
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Is this for the engine on a engine driven or you talking about the oil in the pump it self..

Just wondering cause on my US general says change pump oil every 100 hours of use the filter about the same.

And my IR says engine at 300 hours and pump at 200 hours of use.

but guilty of not changing either one other than just when i get around to it the last change on my IR was about 800 hours.
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Black oil is better than no oil.
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Old 12-31-2017, 09:20 PM
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Hmmmm, who is the manufacturer, GNAP Industries?
nope, just the pump manufacturer, campbell-hausfeld
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