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Old 12-30-2007, 11:34 AM   #1
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which type of oil is (best) to be used with my makita air compressor ?

http://www.amazon.com/Makita-MAC2400...9036010&sr=1-1

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Old 12-30-2007, 12:23 PM   #2
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Air compressor oil, which is basically just a high grade non-detergent 30W. I suggest you read your manual thoroughly before you do anything else...
Excellent choice of the Makita, as long as you don't have to move it around a lot. It's a heavy beast, but a lot quieter than anything else in its class.

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The manual on page 10 calls for "air compressor oil" to be used. It's sold in bottles along with other air tool accessories. The main thing is that it be a straight-weight, non-detergent oil.

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Old 12-30-2007, 12:56 PM   #4
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I have had good luck with porter cable brand oil.
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Old 12-30-2007, 08:56 PM   #5
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Like they said, be sure it is "air compressor" oil, readily available at tool dept of Lowes/HD. Never use light weight motor oil or anything that contains detergents, they will attack the seals in the compressor.
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