The Ins and Outs of AMSOIL’s Compressor Oil

If you have a larger compressor such as a single or multiple stage rotary vane, rotary screw, or reciprocating type, keep it cool.  Keeping it cool with the right oil is key to keeping your productivity moving forward.  Have you checked the oil level in your compressor recently?  And when was the last time it was serviced?

AMSOIL offers a synthetic compressor oil that lasts up to 8,000 hours of run time.  It is compatible with PAO, ester-, and petroleum-based oils.  That makes it easy to service your compressor and replace your current oil with AMSOIL synthetic when it’s time to change the oil.  Don’t worry about any chemical reaction causing your compressor damage.  Note: If you are currently running a glycol- or silicone-based oil, drain every bit of it out before switching to AMSOIL synthetic.  They aren’t compatible for mixing purposes.

AMSOIL Compressor Oil

AMSOIL has five excellent oil options available for your compressor:

1. Option 1 is for compressors that need ISO 46 / SAE 20 oil.

2. Option 2 is for compressors that take ISO 100 / SAE 30/40 oil.

3. Option 3 is a replacement for compressors that need ISO 32 / SAE 10W oil.

4. Option 4 is a replacement for ISO 68 / SAE 30 oil.

5. Option 5 is called SIROCCO and in meant as a replacement for PAG oil Sullair Sullube 32 and Ingersoll-Rand SSR Ultra Coolant.  It’s recommended for silicone-based fluids.  So, be sure to check with your local AMSOIL dealer if this is the specific oil you need.

Making the Right Choice

If you’re unsure of which type of oil your compressor requires, you should be able to look in your owner’s manual or contact your local compressor dealer to request the information.

Depending on the oil option you need, AMSOIL offers multiple sizes to make changing your it easy and efficient.  Container sizes range from as small as a quart, a 5-gallon pail, a 30-gallon drum, 55-gallon drum, or a 275-gallon tote.

Is There a Difference?

When you switch to AMSOIL, is that your compressor should run more efficient due to the low friction properties of the oil.  Likewise, it will resist viscosity increase from oxidation over time while in use.  AMSOIL Compressor Oil also reduces varnish, carbon, and acid formation over the lifecycle of the oil.  Moreover, it resists water contamination, and also reduces the chances of hot spots forming inside your compressor.

Expect great results switching to AMSOIL synthetic oil.  You’ll have a compressor that runs more efficiently with less wear on the internal bearings and pump.  And it will reduce your maintenance costs in every compressor you service.  To learn more visit

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