Oil Analysis

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    Bigragu
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    Has anyone ever thought of or has done an oil analysis on their compressors? I’m a big fan of using Blackstone labs for engine oil and tranny fluid checks in our vehicles. The reports that come back are very thorough, and will show for sure if any coolant is mixing in with the oil, or metal par fragmentation is happening. 

    If any of you haven’t heard of Blackstone labs, just go on their website and tell them you want free test kit. You’ll get a box with 4 kits, and when you’re ready send in your fluid to be tested. It costs $25/test, and they will not only email you the results, but mail you a hard copy, also.

    i think for sure at the next oil change on my Lightning I will send a sample in. I think for the owners of the compressors costing $1200 and up, this would be a good preventative maintenance move.

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    hawkeye69
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    I was an Engineman many years ago in the military and I did the oil tests on the main engines, weekly. 
    An oil test is just a snapshot in time only representing the oil condition at the time of the test.  Unless you can run tests on a frequent scheduled basis, I'd stick with the mfrs' recommendations.

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    bubblerboy64
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    It would or could show wear but since you have no corrective recourse…  ???? 

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    airgunmike56
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    My compressor says to run Mobil one jet oil, Its about 45 bucks a QT, 

    anyone know where I can get the Mobil one cheaper?

    oh it only takes about 600cc so about am little more than 1/2 a QT

    Mike

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    Humdinger
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    airgunmike56

    My compressor says to run Mobil one jet oil, Its about 45 bucks a QT, 

    anyone know where I can get the Mobil one cheaper?

    oh it only takes about 600cc so about am little more than 1/2 a QT

    Mike

    Mobil One jet oil is no different than premium synthetic compressor oil.   I recommend Fitlertechs.com.  I use Secolube 500 in my Daystate LC-110.  Choose the oil that best matches your compressor brand.  Here's a link:  https://www.filtertechs.com/shop/index.php?cPath=93_108.   Less than half of what you'd pay for Mobil One jet oil and just as high quality.

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