What kind of oil goes into a craftsman air compressor?
Air-compressor oil is usually a synthetic oil that does not contain detergents commonly found in motor oil. Air-compressor oil is manufactured specifically for use in lubricating the ball bearings inside a compressor and is generally the recommended choice by manufacturers of air compressors.
How do you change the oil in an air compressor?
The drain plug in some air compressor is located below the oil fill window. Close the plug and then pour in the new oil you purchase. Make sure that you pour as much oil as will come to the level indicated by the manufacturer. You should change your air compressor oil once a year.
Can i use synthetic oil in my air compressor?
Synthetic motor oil can also be used as a substitute for compressor oil in case you have no other option. Although it is highly recommended to check your air compressor manual before doing so. Some compressors allow the use of non-detergent 10w30 synthetic oil in case of emergency but most compressors recommend using only air compressor oil.