Will iso 68 screw compressor oil sub for iso 68 gear oil?
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    Default Will iso 68 screw compressor oil sub for iso 68 gear oil?

    I have a lot of big machines and use iso 68 hydraulic oil in most gearbox sumps. I can pickup a drum of iso 68 screw compressor oil for nothing. I can't see why it wouldn't work? Any reasons why it wouldnt?

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    Most compressor oil has rust and oxidation (R&O) inhibitors added but other than that, I don't think its much different than regular hydraulic oil.

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    The compressor oil is steam turbine rated,and is the best oil you can buy.....very expensive,and very suitable for machines.......incidentally ,its what I use too,having worked on compressor maintenance,and put a wee drop aside for my retirment.

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    Same viscosity, different additive package, you decide after comparing the ingredients.

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    Thanks gentleman. The seller was real knowledgeable and likeminded. I picked up the drum and believe it will work just peachy for what I need.


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