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atlantic442
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Vacuum Pump Oil

Post by atlantic442 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:45 pm

Anybody know what kind of oil is used in vacuum pumps. The coupling between the motor and the pump on my table top unit fell apart. So, as long as it apart I thought I should change the oil.

Hans

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Post by david5605 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:47 pm

http://www.amazon.com/Vacuum-Pump-Oil-Q ... B000X1E59S

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All kinds of google hits for vacuum pump oil.

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Re: Vacuum Pump Oil

Post by gustavus » Sun Apr 18, 2010 1:59 am

atlantic442 wrote:Anybody know what kind of oil is used in vacuum pumps. The coupling between the motor and the pump on my table top unit fell apart. So, as long as it apart I thought I should change the oil.

Hans

Any non detergent oil will work, hydraulic or ATF
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Re: Vacuum Pump Oil

Post by steamin10 » Sun Apr 18, 2010 11:44 am

any oil: TRUE, if you are not handling refrigerants. If you are you need to go to a HVAC supply house and get a bottle of pump oil. It is changed often around refrigerant handling equipment because of the effects of small moisture and the Flourine, and Chlorine created acids.
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Re: Vacuum Pump Oil

Post by atlantic442 » Sun Apr 18, 2010 1:10 pm

Thank you gentlemen, I went to a local HVAC contractor told him what I was doing and he donated a quart to the cause. With the situlation that I return with samples for show and tell.

Hans

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