Vacuum Pump

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Dalboy

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I have been given a 2rs-1 vacuum pump no name on it. It made a noise when run it had no oil in it and what is left was clear. I have managed to clean it out and sort the noise out hopefully but will not know until I can give it a longer run which I need oil can anyone recomend what grade oil should be used in it. I have found oils for vacuum pumps but the grades vary
 
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All I've ever seen, and used, was called vacuum pump oil. No sae rating or viscosity shown. I'm not really sure what you're asking. I get my oil from Napa and it works just fine and it isn't expensive.
 

Dalboy

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All I've ever seen, and used, was called vacuum pump oil. No sae rating or viscosity shown. I'm not really sure what you're asking. I get my oil from Napa and it works just fine and it isn't expensive.

It is the best rating that I am looking for as there are various ones advertised in places.
 
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Considering there are only a few base stock oil suppliers in the U.S., you'd probably want to go with a brand name and stay away from the off brand stuff. Some will say use a synthetic but since you'll be changing the pump oil frequently that would get very expensive in the long run. Go with a name brand of any of the major brands, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Shell to name a few and you'll do okay. If you want more info look up chevronlubes.com and do a search on the product. That should help you even more. Hope this helps.
 

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I found Castrol Vaccum pump oil at my local AutoZone store. Maybe check your local auto parts store.
 
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