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Oil for ir compressor

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by kawasaki guy, Oct 11, 2016.

  1. kawasaki guy

    kawasaki guy Senior Member
    Messages: 381

    I have a 1979 Ingersoll Rand p-100-w-w air compressor I fixed up over the winter to use for sprinkler system blowouts, and having issues buying oil for it.

    According to the manual for the compressor pump, I need one of the oils in the diagram below. Issue is, they are all extinct, and I can’t find them. What would I buy for it at the auto parts store? I was thinking Dexron III trans fluid, but not sure. I would need 4-5 gallons of oil for it.

    Also, on the White G1600 engine, it says for temps above 40, to use “30” oil under the velocity line. What would buy for that?


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  2. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    A 10w- 30 for the engine,as it has the Vis of a 30 at running temps.

    What aboot a syenthic engine oil for the comp?
    Much cheaper than tranny fLuid.

  3. kawasaki guy

    kawasaki guy Senior Member
    Messages: 381


    Not worried about the price, so might as well go with what is speced. Will get 10w-30 for the engine.

    Now it is not starting either. Ran great yesterday, and then the battery died. So I unhooked it and charged it, and then it would run for a second, and die, now it just keeps turning, and nothing. Flooded last 2 times I tried. Have light in my in line spark tester, so maybe I fouled the plugs when it flooded.
  4. kawasaki guy

    kawasaki guy Senior Member
    Messages: 381

    Running again. Got engine oil and filter at Advance, but did not have a 5 gallon bucket of Dexron oil. Will try Napa in the am.

    FYI, if anyone is looking for an oil filter for a White / Hercules G1600, the Fram PH8A is works on it.