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Old 15-11-17, 12:04 AM   #1
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Default Vacuum pump oil???

I've acquired a Manus vacuum pump, what oil should I use to lubricate it.

not being used for milking setup just running at shows etc so not many hours per year either.

proper milking pump oil seems pretty expensive.

I thought sae 30 classic oil would suffice as its not under power stroke load that an engine would be.

Any advice would be appreciated.
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Old 15-11-17, 09:14 AM   #2
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S.A.E 30 will do the job, the Manus pumps warm up nicely when working and seem to get plenty of oil at the top end even at low speeds.

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Old 15-11-17, 09:55 AM   #3
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'Proper' oil is probably food grade oil which is not needed for display purposes.

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Old 15-11-17, 09:37 PM   #4
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Smile vacum pump oil.

Hello just for information at my work we have a vacuum pump that provides the vacuum for lifting 6. 2 kg bags of ice into boxes. The oil we use is leybonol 130 special oil for vacuum pumps. it is a mineral oil. We also have to use a food safe oil in our compressor which is expensive and has a short life.
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