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    I don't have a Kellogg but a Quincy 308. The original manual says engine oil is OK if the service is not severe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RJ614 View Post
    ok, got the oil changed today, and will swap the air filter. took 6 quarts! she should be good to go for a while! thanks for the help folks!
    Are you sure that the sump is supposed to hold 6 quarts ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJ614 View Post
    ok, got the oil changed today, and will swap the air filter. took 6 quarts! she should be good to go for a while! thanks for the help folks!
    6 quarts sounds like a bit much? Oil level should be about midway on the sight glass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richard newman View Post
    I have an old Kellogg 5hp, just keeps chugging along. Wondering if anyone has has success reducing noise with bigger or more sophisticated air filters?

    A real long heavy wall pipe helps a lot. Running it out through the wall as well is even better.

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    I put one of these on my Quincy compressor, it helped with intake noise compared to the filter that was on it.
    Filter Silencers | Alwitco

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    I put an oil bath air filter on my Quincy from a Gravely tractor engine. I figure any oil carry through is good for the reed valves and piston rings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill D View Post
    I put an oil bath air filter on my Quincy from a Gravely tractor engine. I figure any oil carry through is good for the reed valves and piston rings.
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    Not so. The valves can get very hot, and oil vapor can stick to them and turn to carbon.

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    It has been several years and I do not see any drop in the oil level so I do not think there is much if any oil carry through. I do not think oil bath cleaners on cars required topping up. Much cooler operation next to a compressor not under a hood near a hot engine.
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    6 qts sounds like way to much oil. How much did you drain out? Sometimes the glass window gets dirty enough or the ports in it get clogged so you can't get a good reading. I've never drained 6 qts of oil from a shop compressor like that but I'm used to IR compressors.
    Try dip sticking it from the fill port with a piece of wire. Does the level correspondent with the center of the window?

    Mr Bridgeport

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJ614 View Post
    ...I'm a mechanically inclined guy..
    ...took 6 quarts! ...
    Huh...Must have filled that crankcase up to the tippy top, eh? That ought to be the last oil change it'll need...

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